Work is now in full-flow on Countdown: 2017 on amodelofcontrol.com. I think I’ve now considered everything that I feel is worthy of featuring in the end of year lists, even the very latest releases, and the job now is to write like a demon over the next couple of weeks, and do all the formatting in the world.
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Music news round-up 17-November 2017
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That said, there is still new music being released, and still new things you should hear, which is what this weekly post is all about.
There is still other stuff to come this month on amodelofcontrol.com too, with one more Tuesday Ten to close off this year’s run, a couple of gig reviews, and I have some talking to do in the form of transmission, which will appear at some point in the next few days. It’s done, it just needs the fine-tuning to get it online.
Oh, and with my DJ:traumahound hat on, I’ll be DJing at the last JUDDER (details in the events listing below) on 01-Dec along with a host of others.
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New Releases this week
One I missed inadvertently last week – post-hardcore legends Quicksand returned with a new album Interiors (their first in two decades).
This week, Empathy Test – at last! – release their twin-debut albums Safe From Harm and Losing Touch. I’ve only had the chance to listen to the first of them thus far, but it’s a winner, of course.
Tech-industrial band Amnestic released an excellent new EP Future, too, this week, and REM’s classic Automatic for the People has a lavish 25th Anniversary reissue.
The fascinating Witch-House act V>LH>LL release their second full album Grimoire in February, The Breeders have confirmed a new album in 2018 too.
Upcoming gigs and clubs
As always let me know if you want your event featured. amodelofcontrol.com will be reporting back from BEAT:CANCER festival in due course.
19-Nov – BEAT:CANCER Festival at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Nov – Laibach at O2 Academy Islington, N1
25-Nov – Empathy Test album launch at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
25-Nov – Glitch 17 postpunk & New wave at the Royal Sovereign, E5
26-Nov – Quicksand at O2 Academy Islington, N1
01-Dec – THE FINAL JUDDER at Two Pigs, Cheltenham
02-Dec – Manuskript, The Memepunks and Foxcunt at The Islington, N1
02-Dec – Carpe Noctum at The Library, Leeds
“25 Years of Gloom” goes the poster. Oh yes, it’s the return of Pist.on to the UK next summer
Apparently not the end of VNV Nation, but Mark Jackson has left the band, breaking up the duo that has been the core of the group since the nineties.
Sadly, yet another musical death to report – Chad Hanks, the bassist in American Head Charge has passed away.
Superniche cover-bands – and a number of my friends – are featured in the Guardian today. That includes Ye Nuns, Fallen Women, the Misters of Circe, but I also want to hear Electronica Wizard.
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