For the third month in a row, it’s twenty songs to wrap up the past month – the avalanche just keeps on coming.
Read more “Tuesday Ten: 254: Tracks of the Month (March 2016)”
Week three of the amodelofcontrol.com roundup of 2014, and this is, I guess, the big one. The albums of the year. Read more “2014 in review: Best Albums”
A sign I’m clearly getting old – this was my fourteenth Infest. God, time flies. This year was perhaps a bit special for a number of reasons, though, at least partly down to the fact that this edition very nearly didn’t happen, and in the event it is a damned good thing that it did happen, as this summer would have been a hell of a dead zone both musically and socially in our corner of the music world.
Read more “Infest 2014 – University of Bradford – 22/23/24-August 2014”
After a mainly awful day at work today, it has been a useful reminder of why, really, I work: money. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 208: Money Money Money”
Phil Barry has been involved in various musical projects for years, notably of course Cubanate, but nowadays his focus is on his Be My Enemy project. With the second Be My Enemy album released this week, along with a handful of gigs coming up, I caught up with Phil to talk about the past, the present and future. Read more “Be My Enemy – 2014 Interview”
Before I get started with the first new tracks roundup of 2014, let’s have a quick roundup of the frankly staggering set of new albums announced/confirmed in the past week, a few of which will no doubt end up on a future Tuesday Ten round-up like this: Read more “Tuesday Ten: 194: Tracks of the Month (January 2014)”
To open each new year, I’ve for some years now posted a rundown of new music coming your way. This year is no exception, but it seems that there is less music coming that I might have expected. But then, I’m probably missing a few things! Anyway – this year, in addition to the full list further down the page, I’ve picked five albums I’m really looking forward to hearing. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 190: 2014 and upcoming music”
I was thinking about marking ten years of blogging with something special this week, but then I realised that I had a big list of great new songs to mention, so the usual pattern prevails for now. So I’ll return to that subject a bit later in the month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 182: Tracks of the Month (July 2013)”
The height of summer, in this kinda dead period between all the festivals, is always a strange time to go to gigs. For a start, it is broad daylight still before you even get to the venue, and often all-too-many venues get rather hot and sweaty early on, meaning that perhaps, gig attendance in this period is often a bit down on what might be expected at other points of the year. This gig bucked the trend a bit, though, with a good attendance – and that might well have been down to this show being only the second live appearance of Phil Barry’s recent project Be My Enemy. But before that set, there were three other bands first. Read more “Be My Enemy – Live at Electrowerkz N1 – 10-August 2013”
Last year, the first Resistanz festival in Sheffield was one of the talking points of the “scene” in the Spring, and due to family commitments that we couldn’t miss, we couldn’t make it. So, an early decision was made this time around to ensure that we would make it north this time, and return to Sheffield for the first time in a while, and to return to Corporation for the first time since I moved back to London at the end of 2009. Read more “Resistanz 2012 – Corporation Sheffield – 07/08-April 2012”