But Listen: 152: 3TEETH – <shutdown.exe>

The cliché of the second album. It gets raised every single time, by just about everyone, but is it really a thing? I guess it depends on what happens with your first. If your first album isn’t great, though, will you have a chance to make a second? This second album expectation only really comes in after a first album that is either brilliant or simply shows promise. Can the artist build on what they’ve already done, or will they be a one-trick pony, forever destined to be remembered for the first and that’s it? Read more “But Listen: 152: 3TEETH – <shutdown.exe>”

Tuesday Ten: 292: Tracks of the Month (April 2017)

It has been another busy week gathering and writing content at amodelofcontrol.com, and there will be a few posts in the next couple of weeks as a result. The first of which is this, the best tracks of the past month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 292: Tracks of the Month (April 2017)”

Tuesday Ten: 276/Welcome to the Future: 003: New Music for 2017

2017 on amodelofcontrol.com begins with a look at what’s to come in the realm of music that I cover. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 276/Welcome to the Future: 003: New Music for 2017”

Countdown: 2016: Gigs

This has been a quiet year. Read more “Countdown: 2016: Gigs”

Countdown: 2016: Tracks

Part two of my 2016 round-up is being posted from Los Angeles, so hello from there. Read more “Countdown: 2016: Tracks”

Tuesday Ten: 270: Tracks of the Month (August 2016)

Post-Infest, pre-Cold Waves, I’ve been hit by the usual late-summer/early-autumn rush of new music, with little time to process it all. For a start, then, there are thirteen tracks here rather than ten to ensure I cover more. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 270: Tracks of the Month (August 2016)”

Memory of a Festival: 026: Infest 2016

Over the weekend of this year’s Infest, there was some discussion over the current state of the industrial (and wider) scene. In many other scenes – or indeed in “mainstream” popular music, there is an air of nostalgia as record labels struggling with new sales, are relying heavily on reissues of the old, particularly on vinyl. Read more “Memory of a Festival: 026: Infest 2016”

Tuesday Ten: 264: Tracks of the Month (June 2016)

These are turbulent times in the UK at least at the moment – with the prospect of choppy waters elsewhere too in 2016 – and it has rather been sapping my will to write, among other things.
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Countdown: 2015: Tracks

Week two of the amodelofcontrol.com review of 2015, and it’s onto the Best Tracks. Read more “Countdown: 2015: Tracks”

Into the Pit: 189: 3TEETH – Electrowerkz N1 – 10-October 2015

It had been hoped-for for an age, and finally someone delivered. 3TEETH on tour in the UK. I made it to the hot, sweaty London show, and even managed to catch all of the bands.
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