Completing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the last part of the best tracks of the 2010s. […]
The additional downtime at the moment has had one or two benefits for me – more of a chance to get my head down and get a few outstanding posts […]
Onto week three of Countdown: 2017 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. Despite the move towards, it seems, streaming services and a […]
Shoegaze, while it has had something of a critical renaissance in recent years, didn’t half fall off the map quickly initially. Aside from the sheer technical prowess, sonic violence and […]
Looking back at my various notes and posts about gigs over the years, it’s now the best part of seven years since I first discovered Blindness, thanks to a chance […]
About eighteen years ago, while I was still reading Geography at King’s College London, the subject of my dissertation proposal came up.
This has been a quiet year.
This week, on part three, I turn my attention to the best albums of the year. I seem to say it every year, but really – 2015 has been an […]
I’ve covered the progress of London-based band BLiNDNESS for some time now – in fact, I first did so nearly five years ago, at the tail-end of 2010 when I […]
Been a bit of a quiet month on amodelofcontrol.com, as other parts of life have got in the way. But things are now ramping up again, with a number of […]
The start of a new year, so it is time for my usual round-up of music coming our way soon (here is last years). Sources are, as usual, a selection […]
2013 has been a really, really strong year for music.
For this night, back to the Buffalo Bar for Guided Missile's latest presentation, with some familiar music and one band new to me, and offering proof once again that the […]
For my first new interview on amodelofcontrol.com in four years or so – I’ve only ever conducted interviews with bands on an “as and when” basis, if I’m being honest […]
Following on from the release last autumn of their second single, Glamourama, Blindness are now following it up with a new single – and seeing as it is being released […]
Another month, ten more new songs you should hear. New bands, old bands, returning bands. You can hear eight of the ten songs on the playlists below, but a little […]
A new venue on me, this one – I’m not sure if it had previously been under another name? – and heading up York Way for the first time in […]
Yet again, this list was a tough one. 2012 actually ended up being an impressive year for new music, as far as I was concerned, it just didn’t all come […]
It has been a while since I’ve been able to attend a Blindness show – since February pretty much every show they have played I have been committed elsewhere, so […]
Here is this month’s ten tracks you should hear.