Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
Not a great deal out this week, aside from the new Haujobb live compilation Alive (there is an amodelofcontrol.com article on this coming soon), and Zola Jesus releasing OKOVI: Additions, as an add-on to the exceptional parent album from last year.
Early next week the excellent RELIC release their new Social Drift EP (10-Apr). Further ahead, there is a new album from The Body on 11-May (the excellently titled I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer), and a new Oneohtrix Point Never album in June.
Upcoming Club Nights
Club of the Week
07-Apr: Carpe Noctum (with Grooving in Green, October Burns Black and Auger Live) at The Library, Leeds
07-Apr: Synthpop ReVolution at Corporation, Sheffield
07-Apr: Glitch #20 Post Punk Minimal Wave “Stand & Deliver” At the Sov’ at Royal Sovereign, E5
14-Apr: REPTILE 10th Anniversary at Club Kolis, N19
21-Apr: Slimelight (feat. Cervello Elettronico Live) at Electrowerkz, N1
21-Apr: Delete Yourself at Aatma, Manchester
27-Apr: Bunker 13 – The Last One By The Seaside at RAW, Whitby
28-Apr: Korova Milk Bar at Surya, N1
29-Apr: The 80s Night at The Whitby Way, Whitby
11-May: Xmal Dalston [Ed: ho-ho!] at Moustache Bar, N16
26-May: The Light Pours Out of Me II at Orleans, N4
26-May: Noircastle at The Globe, Newcastle
08-Jun: Achtung! Achtung! at Aces and Eights, NW5
13-Jul: Dead and Buried (feat. Winter Severity Index and Dear Deer Live) at Club Kolis, N19
Gig of the Week
07-Apr: Synth Wave Live 2 at Electrowerkz, N1
10-Apr: The Estranged Live at New River Studios, N4
13-Apr: The Cav Presents: ded.pixel, tAngerinecAt, Radium88 + munchies Live at The Cavendish, SW8
13-Apr: Celebration Of Alternative Music Night (feat. The London SS, Grooving In Green, Chubby La Touche and his band of Whores and Trixi Tassels) Live at Fiddler’s Elbow, NW5
14-Apr: Six By Seven Live at The Borderline, WC2
20-Apr: Desperate Journalist Live at OSLO, E8
20-Apr: Punk Rock // Greebo // Indie Disco w/Foxcunt & Keith TOTP Live at Stag’s Head, N1
30-Apr: Uniform + Petbrick Live at The Black Heart, NW1
16-May: Russian Circles / Brutus / Bossk Live at Oval Space, E2
27-May: ho99o9 Live at The Lexington, N1 (just £5!)
28-May: Author & Punisher + Trepaneringsritualen Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: Inertia + Android Lust Live at Electrowerkz, N1
09-Jun: PIG – The “Risen” Album Launch Live at The Black Heart, NW1 (SOLD OUT)
02-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Room 1985 + “Secret Band”) Live at Zigfrid von Underbelly, N1
03-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Nature of Wires, Petrol Hoers) Live at The Facebar, Reading
04-Aug: Beat:Cancer Summer Tour (feat. Freakangel, Neonsol, Advance) Live at The Bread Shed, Manchester
23/24/25/26-Aug: Infest Festival 20th Anniversary at University of Bradford, Bradford
This week Infest added Empirion to the line-up.
In other festival news, Cold Waves has knocked it out of the park this year, and tickets go onsale later today. Chemlab return, doing all of Burn Out At the Hydrogen Bar and C-Tec return too. The rest of the line-up is stellar, too, and amodelofcontrol.com will be reporting back from the Chicago edition in September.
In slightly surprising news, an announcement of Pitchshifter gigs appeared last Sunday (they are back for a run of gigs in November, celebrating twenty years since the release of their landmark album www.pitchshifter.com), and is legit – as I have tickets. Find them in the usual places, details on the PSI facebook page.
While as Fear Factory have some downtime again, Dino Cazares is apparently busy on a new industrial project, with some interesting collaborators.
A few interesting pieces to read, too: “How to be a responsible music fan in the age of streaming”, a marvellous piece about the use of calypso music in Beetlejuice, and also a lovely piece on Music has the right to children, the exceptional and otherworldly Boards of Canada album.
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