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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transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has resumed the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes here. The latest episode was released recently (transmission: 010), and transmission: 011 will be out next week.
In a bit of a departure from my previous work, I’ll be presenting at Nine Worlds in August, looking at the links between various areas of relevant “geek culture” and music. If you’re going to be there, expect some unexpected music and discussion.
If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).
New and Upcoming Releases this week
A whole load of new releases and new release announcements to catch up with.
I neglected to mention last week that the – surprisingly good, in the circumstances – new Immortal album Northern Chaos Gods was released, and Hanzel und Gretel released Satanik Germanik last week
Onto the various new release announcements: John Grant returns with Love Is Magic on 12-Oct (the title track is out now), while The Smashing Pumpkins have returned with Solara…which isn’t bad, and is a definite hark back to the old. Statiqbloom are also back with a new video and EP, and I have to say I like this rather more than their material previously.
Then The Twilight Sad have also announced their first new material in some time. There are UK tour dates in November, and a new album (as yet untitled) coming soon on Mogwai’s label Rock Action, but first there is a new single: the curiously titled I/m Not Here [missing face], which again shows a subtle change in style, but it’s still very much them.
There’s yet more. A new Psyclon Nine album is coming (Icon of the Adversary, out 24-Aug), and out the same day on Metropolis is Songs from A Dead City, a collection of early Ego Likeness material, while after their recent new single, I:Scintilla release Swayed, their first new album in eight years, on 01-Sep, and Individual Totem release Electrostatic on 07-Sep. In addition to all that, Deicide are back in September with Overtures of Blasphemy (and word is that it’s a return to form).
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
13-Jul: Dead and Buried (feat. Winter Severity Index and Dear Deer Live) at Club Kolis, N19
20-Jul: Dark Disco – Sisters of Mercy Special! at The Hideaway, N19
21-Jul: REPTILE Ministry After-Party at Club Kolis, N19
28-Jul: The Light Pours Out of Me III at Orleans, N4
03-Aug: Dark Disco – Synthpop Special! at The Albany, W1
04-Aug: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
11-Aug: Mondlicht V at The Albany, W1
18-Aug: Summer Weird Sin (with DJs and live bands, all-dayer) at The Windmill, SW9
07-Sep: Anointed: Covenant at Aatma, Manchester
12-Oct: XMal Dalston II at Moustache Bar, N16
20-Oct: Sentinel Vol. 7 at The Star and Garter, Manchester
Gig of the Week
13-Jul: AlterRed “Trauma; Trauma Reinforcement” album launch Live at The Rocksteady, E8
16-Jul: Pallbearer Live at Islington Assembly Hall, N1
21-Jul: Ministry / Chelsea Wolfe Live at The Forum, NW5
21-Jul: Be A Body Presents La Bête Blooms, Shady Gringos & Jailer Live at The Lock Tavern, NW1
21-Jul: Day of the Goths 2018 (Goth All-Dayer with six bands and DJs) at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
27-Jul: Percolate: Death In Vegas Live at Hangar, E8
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
07-Aug: Danzig + Paradise Lost Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
10-Aug: Room 1985 / Soft Riot / Riotmiloo / St Lucifer / Husk / VWLS Live at The Peer Hat, Manchester
19-Aug: Die Krupps / Front Line Assembly Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
23-Aug: Foxcunt / Argonaut / Panic Pocket / Layzervag Live at Paper Dress Vintage, E8
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
30-Aug: Death Grips Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
08-Sep: Assemblage 23 Live at Electrowerkz, N1
08-Sep: Children On Stun + Manuskript Live at Fiddler’s Elbow, NW5
21-Sep: Exit The Grey presents CHROM and Promenade Cinema Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, 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
01-Oct: King Dude + Kælan Mikla Live at MOTH CLUB, E9
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
30/31-Oct: The Dresden Dolls Live at Troxy, E1
24-Nov: Lord of the Lost Live at Electrowerkz, N1
06-Dec: Clawfinger Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
I used to love The Icarus Line, so I might have to watch this film about them.
While this is a difficult read (and is likely triggering in a number of different ways), but it is perhaps a necessary one: AltPress have a lengthy article about the allegations against William Control.
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Tuesday Ten: 337: Hot Hot Hot!!!
It’s been damned hot in London in recent weeks, so this inspired songs about the heat