By necessity a shorter post this week, as I’m writing this from the train journey north to Infest in Bradford. Needless to say amodelofcontrol.com will be reporting from the festival with a full review and photos after the weekend, but there may also be other coverage as we go on, on Facebook, Twitter (@amodelofcontrol) and Instagram (@amodelofcontrol).
Welcome to the Future: 009
Music news round-up 25-August 2017
Also in this series
In addition there was the excellent Front Line Assembly show in London last night, and there will also be coverage from that in the coming days (but also likely not until after Infest).
Other upcoming content will include a couple of interviews, and if you’ve not already seen my Facebook post about being a “dedicated fan” (and are one), get in touch, as I’d love to talk to you.
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New Releases this week
Quite the set of new releases this week, led by the extraordinary sonic artistry of Comaduster’s Solace (if you haven’t picked this up yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough).
Elsewhere Queens of the Stone Age return with the funked up Villains, Nadine Shah asks awkward questions on Holiday Destination, one of the greatest live acts on earth – Gogol Bordello, of course – return with Seekers and Finders, and post-metal band Sannhet’s new album So Numb is also out.
Other releases coming soon
Reborn Italian EBM band Pankow have a new album soon (Never Trust a White Man), and the first single is Blockupy <welcome to hell> – and it’s not quite what it first appears when you press play.
EMA is back with her third album Exile in the Outer Ring next week, and you can listen to the whole thing here.
Upcoming gigs and clubs
25-Aug – Front Line Assembly + Die Krupps at De Casino, Sint Niklaas, Belgium
25-Aug – Star Shaped London at O2 Academy Islington, N1
25-27 Aug – Infest 2017 at University of Bradford
26-Aug – Revolting Cocks: Big Sexy Land at O2 Academy Islington, N1
02-Sep – Revolution at Corporation, Sheffield
06-Sep – Terminal Gods album launch show at Shacklewell Arms, E8
08-Sep – Retribution Alice with FEN at The Lounge, N19
09-Sep – KMFDM at O2 Academy Islington, N1
16-Sep – The Crüxshadows at Electrowerkz, N1
16-Sep – Clan of Xymox and Decoded Feedback at O2 Academy Islington, N1
22-Sep – Dead & Buried at Club Kolis, N19
23-Sep – Exit the Grey presents: Ash Code, Monica Jeffries & Llumen at Electrowerkz, N1
23-Sep – Utterly Wrecked! The Gothic Boat Party and Thames Cruise at Tower Pier, EC3
23-Sep – Resurrected Returns at The George, Leeds
30-Sep – Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
03-Oct – EMA at Oslo, E8
05-Oct – Ben Frost at Electric Brixton, SW9
06-Oct – Exit The Grey IV at The Star of Kings, London N1
14-Oct – Slimelight Turns 30 at Electrowerkz, N1
Sad this week was the death of Felix Flaucher, a member of 18 Summers and who had also worked with Silke Bischoff.
One festival about to happen, and another has been confirmed. electriXmas in Malmö, Sweden (09-December) is headlined by Apoptygma Berzerk, alongside Architect, Me The Tiger, Electronic Frequency and….Seeming, the latter in their first European show. Now, hopefully there might be a few more around the same time!
Post-rock craziness ahoy with And So I Watch You From Afar back in October with The Endless Shimmering, and they are touring later in the year with Gallops.
Other gigs of note recently announced, all at the Dome in Tufnell Park:
American Head Charge – 17 Sep, Belphegor – 08-Oct, Desperate Journalist – 19-Oct, and Agoraphobic Nosebleed (!) and Leng T’che – 03-Nov.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
But Listen: 155: Signs of life in British Industrial?
I look at recent releases from Matt Hart, Randolph & Mortimer and Ventenner.
Tuesday Ten: 306: When Worlds Collide
Picking out some artists that have combined alternative and electronics with classical influences.