Back after a week off for Whitby, another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
Various releases to cover this week. Normally I’d say this is out of my usual remit, but the exceptional new album from
Janelle Monáe that was released last week (Dirty Computer), is a brilliant, open-minded funk-soul-hiphop-pop album that is well worth your time. Also notable are Monáe’s own admissions this week, which appear to have inspired many already.
Out today: The excellent, London-based, folky murder-balladeers LOCKS release their debut album Skeletal Blues today, and you can watch the video for recent single Bodies here. Intriguing synthpop-industrial types Blume return after a lengthy absence with Ashes, but that absence is nothing on Belly , who have returned with DOVE after over two decades.
Remarkably it is now almost a decade since Alice In Chains unexpectedly – and brilliantly – returned (Black Gives Way To Blue was #1 on Countdown: 2009: Albums here, lest we forget), and it is five since the follow-up. They have returned at last today with new single The One You Know, which is instantly better than anything off The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, and a new album comes in the summer.
Elsewhere in upcoming releases, Rammstein have confirmed progress at last on their seventh album, anticipated to be out later in the year. While I rather like the new Little Boots track, too.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
05-May: Anointed: Invocation at Aatma, Manchester
11-May: Xmal Dalston [Ed: ho-ho!] at Moustache Bar, N16
12-May: Mondlicht IV at The Albany, W1
12-May: REPTILE at Club Kolis, N19
12-May: Carpe Noctum (with Zeitgeist Zero, They Called Him Zone and Bibles Live) at The Library, Leeds
16-May: World Goth Day Pub Quiz! A Gothic Valley WI Quiz at The Old Nick, WC1
19-May: Some Weird Sin #59 at The Victoria, E8
19-May: NO ALTERNATIVE at Zed Alley, Bristol
25-May: Ich Will (Rammstein clubnight) at Club Kolis, N19
26-May: The Light Pours Out of Me II at Orleans, N4
26-May: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
26-May: Dark Cide Returns at 53 Degrees, Preston
08-Jun: Achtung! Achtung! at Aces and Eights, NW5
08-Jun: Sentinel Vol. 6 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
09-Jun: Unmasked (feat. The Horrorist Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Jun: Exiled (feat. Blush Response Live and much more) at Electrowerkz, N1
30-Jun: Bunker13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
13-Jul: Dead and Buried (feat. Winter Severity Index and Dear Deer Live) at Club Kolis, N19
Gig of the Week
04-May: Schwefelgelb + Broken English Club Live at Bloc, E3
05-May: Primal Uproar Fundraiser (feat. Vera Bremerton, AntichildLeague, Riotmiloo, Monad Live) at New River Studios, N4
10-May: 3TEETH Live at Electrowerkz, N1
11-May: 3TEETH Live at Rebellion, Manchester
12-May: 3TEETH Live at Rock City, Nottingham
16-May: Russian Circles / Brutus / Bossk Live at Oval Space, E2
20-May: Scuorn (IT) / Void / Shadowthrone / Disturbia Live at Nambucca, N7
27-May: ho99o9 Live at The Lexington, N1 (SOLD OUT)
28-May: Author & Punisher + Trepaneringsritualen Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: Inertia + Android Lust Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: PIG – The “Risen” Album Launch Live at The Black Heart, NW1 (SOLD OUT)
16-Jun: Noircastle Live (with 1919, Ghost//Signals and Holy Braille) at The Globe, Newcastle
21-Jul: Ministry / Chelsea Wolfe Live at The Forum, NW5
02-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Room 1985 + “Secret Band”) Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
03-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Nature of Wires, Petrol Hoers) Live at The Facebar, Reading
04-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Advance) Live at The Bread Shed, Manchester
19-Aug: Die Krupps / Front Line Assembly Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
25-Aug: Cubanate, Ruinizer and Seething Akira Live at Electrowerkz, N1
22-Sep: [:SITD:] / Biomechanimal / Matt Hart / My Hysteria Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28/29-Sep: Sacrosanct (nine bands, two club nights) at The Facebar, Reading
20-Oct: Solar Fake Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28-Oct: Black Celebration (feat. DAF, The Young Gods, Suicide Commando, Sulpher, Empathy Test and more) Live at The Forum, NW5
Quite remarkable news – and a sign of just how popular the band have become – is that amodelofcontrol.com favourites 3TEETH have signed to Century Media, with a new album due later in the year. I’ll no doubt see some of you at their London show next week.
The iconic guitar brand Gibson have filed for bankruptcy protection this week.
Finally, there is a film coming about Grindcore – here’s the trailer for Slave to the Grind.