This week’s update comes to you fresh from amodelofcontrol.com attending it’s thirty-first gig of 2017 last night, which was the long-awaited London return of ex-Mansun frontman Paul Draper, at The Scala. It was notable for a few reasons, not least how long it is since he last toured (with Mansun), and how good the show was despite that – and yes, he played a handful of raucously-received Mansun songs.
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But most importantly, it was notable for the fact that across the set, aside from some good-natured heckling, there was none of the usual hubbub of chatter. It can be done, then – and I just wish it would more often.
Another thing to announced is that my DJing alter-ego DJ:traumahound returns to the decks in a few weeks time at the GVWI Hallowe’en Party, alongside some familiar names. I have one more DJ commitment this year, too, that I’ll announce in good time.
A reminder that amodelofcontrol.com will be at Whitby next month (although unlikely to be writing about bands – it’s a holiday for the site! – I’ll be playing for Real Gothic FC as usual, though) and then also BIMFest 2017 in December – as well as various other gigs in London (and potentially at least one more some way further afield).
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New Releases this week
Another week of a lot of releases, and some pretty notable ones too.
The Horrors have moved their style on again with the electronic rock of V (the singles have been exceptional), Tricky seems to be looking backwards with ununiform, while Cradle of Filth are back with Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.
There is new Prodigy on the way, and perhaps more surprisingly, there are murmurs about a new My Bloody Valentine album in the works. That said, I’ll believe the latter when I have it in my hands…
…and let’s avoid the new Morrissey single, right? This never happened – clearly his music is now as irrelevant as his often abhorrent “opinions”.
Upcoming gigs and clubs
Various new additions to this list, as always let me know if you want your event featured.
22-Sep – Dead & Buried at Club Kolis, N19
22-Sep – Club 80s at The Albany W1
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
29-Sep – Some Weird Sin 5th Birthday at Nambucca, N19
29-Sep – Star-Shaped Club at O2 Academy Islington, N1
29/30-Sep – Sacrosanct 2017 at The Facebar, Reading
30-Sep – Nightmare at Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham
30-Sep – Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
03-Oct – EMA at Oslo, E8
05-Oct – Ben Frost at Electric Brixton, SW9
05/06/07-Oct: Assembly of Disturbance (Test Dept.)
05-22-Oct: Goth City Festival, various venues, Leeds
06-Oct – JUDDER at Two Pigs, Cheltenham
06-Oct – Exit The Grey IV at The Star of Kings, London N1
07-Oct: Carpe Noctum at The Library, Leeds
07-Oct – Glitch 16: postpunk New Wave minimal at Royal Sovereign, E5
14-Oct – Slimelight Turns 30 at Electrowerkz, N1 with This Morn’ Omina live beforehand (!)
19-Oct – Desperate Journalist and Fightmilk at The Dome, NW5
20-Oct – Pinkshinyultrablast at Oslo, E8
21-Oct – Gothic Valley WI Halloween Party! at The Old Nick, WC1
21-Oct – Sentinel v3.0 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
27-Oct – Glitterati Hallowe’en Special at The Star of Kings, N1
27-Oct – Bunker13 at RAW, Whitby
27/28-Oct – Whitby Goth Weekend at Spa Pavilion, Whitby
29-Oct – Real Gothic FC vs Stokoemotiv Whitby FC at The Turnbull Ground, Whitby
29-Oct – The 80s night with The Memepunks and after-party at RAW, Whitby
04-Nov – Electronic Liberation Tour at Corporation, Sheffield
07-Nov – JUDDER Hallowe’en Spectacular at Two Pigs, Cheltenham
08-Nov – Igorrr at O2 Academy Islington, N1
09-Nov – Vulture Industries, Code, Talanas at Boston Music Room, NW5
11-Nov – PWEI at ULU, W1
01-Dec – THE FINAL JUDDER at Two Pigs, Cheltenham
02-Dec – Manuskript, The Memepunks and Foxcunt at The Islington, N1
Sadiq Khan has, at last, ordered the Met Police to review the 696 form, which always looked like a worryingly race-reliant assessment.
Also not before time is Peter Hook and New Order finally reaching a settlement over their long-simmering legal dispute.
Two other things worth a read today: Tina Weymouth getting some of the respect she’s long-deserved, and a deeply odd interview with Marilyn Manson in the Guardian today. His new material, incidentally, is the best he’s done in years (the album is out soon).
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The first 10/10 review on this site in six years, a sprawling, enthralling release.
Tuesday Ten: 309: Beat the Meat
Songs about vegetarianism.