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: New Music for 2017”
This has been a quiet year. Read more “Best of 2016: Gigs”
Part two of my 2016 round-up is being posted from Los Angeles, so hello from there. Read more “Best of 2016: Tracks”
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)”
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 “Infest 2016 – University of Bradford – 26/27/28-August 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.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 264: Tracks of the Month (June 2016)”
Week two of the amodelofcontrol.com review of 2015, and it’s onto the Best Tracks. Read more “2015 in Review: Best Tracks”
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.
Read more “3TEETH – Electrowerkz N1 – 10-October 2015”
Another tough month, balanced out by a number of good moments that all-in reduced the amount of time I had to write about music. I’ve consumed more than enough (and been sent a fair bit, too), mind, and the result was this weeks Tracks of the Month, where I actually had far more than ten songs I wanted to feature – but with only limited time to write, I’m sticking with ten. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 227: Tracks of the Month (March 2015)”
This year: 170 bands, 57 days-worth of gigs. Five festivals, three countries, eight cities/towns. From venues holding thousands to those holding tens. Due to personal issues and, frankly, being too damned busy for much of the year, I didn’t get to write about many of them aside from the festivals, so writing this list has really taxed the powers of my memory. Read more “2014 in review: Best Gigs”