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
Another interesting mix of new releases this week.
Borghesia are back with their latest new album, Proti kapitulaciji, whose lyrics are taken from the works of Slovenian modernist poet Srečko Kosovel, while Kennedy Ashlyn (once of Them Are Us Too) has returned with their first solo album under the guise of SRSQ. Another notable return today is that of Robyn, whose new album Honey is her first full-length album in eight years.
One notable compilation this week comes from Barry Adamson, whose career-spanning (forty years) best-of is Memento Mori, and has a hell of a tracklist.
Various upcoming releases to consider, too. The long-awaited new Front Line Assembly single is out next month – Eye On You was the track that opened the set on the recent European tour, and features Robert Görl from DAF. The new album Wake Up In Coma is out in February.
One unexpected, but welcome announcement comes from Static-X: Project Regeneration will have various unreleased Static-X songs completed with a variety of special guests (as well as vocals recorded by Wayne Static before he died), as a nod to the 20th anniversary of their (still excellent) debut and to the memory of Wayne Static. There is also apparently going to be a Wisconsin Death Trip 20th anniversary tour to come, too – more details on Facebook.
Also announced by DKA just recently, this sounds interesting – a new signing from them called Passing.
Finally, the Manics are, not unexpectedly, re-issuing This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, with the requisite tour to accompany it.
Upcoming Club Nights and Events
Club of the Week
27-Oct: REPTILE at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
27-Oct: Dead and Buried (with Elvira and the Bats + The Creeping Terrors Live) at Aces & Eights, NW5
27-Oct: Bunker 13 Hallowe’en Special featuring Resurrected at Eiger Studios, Leeds
28-Oct: El Gothico – Real Gothic FC vs Stokoemotiv Whitby FC at Whitby Town FC, Whitby
02-Nov: Judder Returns! at 2 Pigs, Cheltenham
02-Nov: A New Dusk XX at Aces & Eights, NW5
03-Nov: Synthpop ReVolution at Corporation, Sheffield
10-Nov: Carpe Noctum with The Last Cry and Siberia Live at The Library, Leeds
17-Nov: The Light Pours Out of Me IV at Orleans, N4
24-Nov: Noircastle (feat. Rhombus Live) at The Globe, Newcastle
24-Nov: Project Nemesis (with Goteki / Dirty K / Machine Wraith Live) at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
01-Dec: Carpe Noctum with Lizzie & the Banshees and Cauda Pavonis Live at The Library, Leeds
14-Dec: Exit the Grey IX at Northern Soul Bar & Kitchen (formerly The Hideaway), N19
01-Feb: Sentinel Vol. 8 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
Gig of the Week
28-Oct: Black Celebration (feat. DAF, The Young Gods, Mesh, Suicide Commando, Sulpher, Empathy Test and more) Live at The Forum, NW5
26-Oct: TAngerinecAT, Riotmiloo and The Mollusc Dimension at The Victoria, E8
30/31-Oct: The Dresden Dolls Live at Troxy, E1
30-Oct: John Grant Live at O2 Academy Brixton, SW9
30-Oct: Barry Adamson Live at Union Chapel, N1
30-Oct: Melvins and Jon Spencer at KOKO, NW1
03-Nov: Attrition with Riotmiloo and Bein-E Live at Electrowerkz, N1
03-Nov: Will Haven Live at The Dome, NW5
15-Nov: Oxygen Thief, deux furieuses and Strange Planes Live at The Monarch, NW1
17-Nov: Vapors of Morphine Live at The Lexington, N1
23-Nov: Professor Elemental, Victor and the Bully, The Memepunks Live at Nambucca, N7
24-Nov: Lord of the Lost Live at Electrowerkz, N1
27-Nov: ADULT. Live at Electrowerkz, N1
28-Nov: The Soft Moon and HIDE Live at Scala, N1
06-Dec: Clawfinger Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
22-Dec: Akercocke Live at the Underworld, NW1
05-Jan: Nasty Noise Disco 2 – Qual, Synapscape, Thorofon, Gertrud Stein Live at Electrowerkz, N1
14-May: Samael Live at Underworld, Camden
Two very interesting reads that I want to highlight here.
Firstly, the NME nail the great many problems with bigger festivals in the UK at the moment. There’s an awful lot of people making money – or at least it feels like it – without a great deal of thought into what the punters want, or “experience”. As the article notes, All Points East pretty much got theirs spot on, in our experience, so why was it so difficult for everyone else?
The other is rather closer to home – the Guardian were trying to say that music journalism is booming. Well, there might be more choice, but the amount of sites (The Quietus in particular, recently) putting out the cap for their readers to help fund them suggests that there is certainly not a great deal of money in it, which means that most of the music press is pretty much at a hobbyist level if you can’t afford to pay people – and where do the next generation come from if this persists?
That is very much the case with amodelofcontrol.com. This site has always been self-funded. I do not take advertising, I have no plans to launch a patreon or any other form of funding drive (I don’t have any good rewards to offer in return!), and I write as time allows (which admittedly means that I don’t perhaps write as much as I would like to). That said, in the next week I will, for the first time ever, be publishing semi-regular work by another writer alongside my own. More details to come.
amodelofcontrol.com content in the past week
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