Some artists never sit still, and continue to innovate, moving their sound forward by involvement in new projects and new concepts. Read more “Talk Show Host: 033: Black Line”
Nearly five years ago, I stumbled across a fascinating live electronic act opening the Saturday afternoon at BIMFest in Antwerp. Read more “Talk Show Host: 032: Metroland”
The past is a strange place, and happily there are some people within our scene that can remember – but also helped to create those memories. Read more “Talk Show Host: 031: Lee Chaos”
Here at amodelofcontrol.com I’ve come to appreciate over the years that interviewing bands – I prefer e-mail than to be transcribing Skype interviews, partly as trying to schedule them is very difficult indeed too! – can often tell me (and of course my readers) so much more than just a review. After all, I’m only interpreting what I hear in reviews. Talking to artists themselves gives me far more of an insight, at least in some cases, into their thoughts and processes when it comes to producing music. Read more “Talk Show Host: 030: This Morn’ Omina”
One of the more surprising – and great – returns last year was the return of Raymond Watts’ long-running project <PIG>. After a US tour last year, that I caught at Cold Waves in Chicago, the first <PIG> UK dates in years were announced recently. So I thought it the right time to catch up with Raymond Watts to talk all things porcine. Read more “Talk Show Host: 029: PIG”
Of the many bands I saw at Cold Waves in September, one that left a particularly lasting impression was KANGA. With her new album released in the past week, I thought it a good time to catch up with her on e-mail to discuss that, her live performance and a few other things. Read more “Talk Show Host: 028: KANGA”
I’ve bemoaned the relative lack of political bands over recent years, but there are still such bands out there, with something to say. One such band is Syd.31, led by Jason Pearson, and they recently put a new single out that was featured prominently by Louder Than War. Read more “Talk Show Host: 027: Syd.31”
As I begin to consider the best of the year, and wrap up 2016, it has been a good opportunity to catch up with a few artists and discuss how 2016 has been for them. Read more “Talk Show Host: 026: Ganser”
Eighteen months ago, I spoke with Marc Heal to discuss his new book, and his past in Cubanate, and ended up getting the confirmation that Cubanate were returning after all. Read more “Talk Show Host: 025: Marc Heal”
About a year ago, I spoke with Michael Holloway of Dead When I Found Her, to get an insight into his thinking around industrial music and the dense, complex soundscapes that he creates. The album All The Way Down ended up being the amodelofcontrol Best Album for 2015 (to follow Rag Doll Blues getting the same honour in 2012), and with the success of it, and a follow-up album already imminent, I caught up with Michael again on e-mail to update on things. Read more “Talk Show Host: 024: Dead When I Found Her”
The wonders of the internet mean that it is now possible to discover bands from afar, and talk and enthuse about said bands without (always) having to spend considerable sums of money travelling to see them or purchase their music. Now, things are much easier, but there is perhaps more to sift through first. Read more “Talk Show Host: 023: Cygnets”
For the latest interview on amodelofcontrol.com, Athan Maroulis – nowadays performing under the NOIR name – kindly gave up his time to discuss his current project and his musical past.
Read more “Talk Show Host: 022: NOIR”
Time for another interview on amodelofcontrol.com, and this time I’m talking to a band who’ve somewhat unexpectedly reformed. There have been an awful lot of reunions of late, particularly of bands from the nineties, and frankly some have not been particularly worthwhile returning.
Read more “Talk Show Host: 021: Misery Loves Co.”
Brant Showers is a busy man right now. Touring with one band, working on new material for his main act, and just this week putting out a debut album under his solo moniker.
Read more “Talk Show Host: 020: Brant Showers”
For the first interview of 2016 on amodelofcontrol.com, I caught up with Stefan Poiss of Mind.in.a.box and THYX, to talk about both bands, his influences and thoughts on the scene his bands have become part of.
Read more “Talk Show Host: 019: Mind.in.a.box/THYX”
Time for one last interview before I complete the end-of-year postings, and it’s a second appearance on amodelofcontrol.com this year for Matt Fanale, this time wearing the often less-than-serious Caustic hat. Read more “Talk Show Host: 018: Caustic”
For the latest in my series of interviews, I turn my attention closer to home to talk to an artist who has been making waves in the industrial scene for some years now. Read more “Talk Show Host: 017: ESA”
Another interview this week – all coming at once, eh? This time, with a project from two veterans of the industrial scene, who burst out last year to great acclaim, and return very soon with a second album. That band is Cocksure, whose members have a long and storied history in the scene – Jason Novak with Acumen Nation, Acucrack, and of course the label Cracknation; and Chris Connelly’s work with Revolting Cocks, Ministry, The Damage Manual, his own solo work and other bands besides. Read more “Talk Show Host: 016: Cocksure”
The latest interview on amodelofcontrol.com takes things in a different direction. Where industrial electronics meets world events, and musical ideas are shared. Read more “Talk Show Host: 015: Riotmiloo”
For the latest in my series of interviews with artists I’ve been writing about in the last few years, I’m ecstatic to be able to bring you what became a lengthy and fascinating exchange with an artist I’ve been writing about for a good few years, since his debut arrived, and is about to release his third album.
Michael Holloway of Dead When I Found Her opens up about his new album, his inspirations, and thoughts on industrial music and how he sees it taking the style forward.
Read more “Talk Show Host: 014: Dead When I Found Her”