We keep going in the lockdown. There are new releases, and still new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.
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/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/019, which continues on the letter M. /transmission/020 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
The latest of Jared Louche’s projects to get an album release in what is beginning to look like a very busy 2020 for him is Ultraterrestrials, who released Awoke Three Times in the Night just after I went to press last week. Also missed last week was the digital release of the marvellous new Melt Yourself Down album 100% YES (physical versions are currently scheduled for June.
Onto this week’s new releases – unexpected success story Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs return with Viscerals, while Purity Ring release Womb. Also, Keef Baker’s Nimon project has released the first new single from his upcoming new album.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
Fiona Apple’s first new album in nearly eight years, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, is released two weeks hence, on 17-Apr.
An interesting new punk/hardcore supergroup (including members of Refused, Girls Against Boys, Minor Threat) is Fake Names, who release their self-titled debut on 08-May.
Obviously things have rather changed right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
This weekly listing has now seen a significant overhaul, and has moved over to a Shareable calendar format that is embedded below. You can add it to your own calendar views if you wish (GCal link, iCal link), and then you will get dynamic updates as I get them. Otherwise see the embedded calendar below.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above.
Look out for /Tuesday Ten/403, the continuation of /Countdown/2010s, hopefully /Talk Show Host/061, and also /Transmission/020.
Part two of the best albums of the past decade
/Talk Show Host/060/Then Comes Silence
I talk to the band who’ve released one of the best albums of the year so far
/Tuesday Ten/402/Pumping Iron
Songs about fitness
Part one of the best albums of the past decade
The first of a couple of topical /Tuesday Tens coming up…
Marking the number 400 with a relevant /Tuesday Ten
/Tuesday Ten/399/Tyrant Lizard King
Songs of reptiles and amphibians
/Memory of a Festival/034/10 Years of Chaos
Chaos Theory marked their tenth anniversary with a full day of bands, and I was there to cover it
/Tuesday Ten/398/Tracks of the Month/Feb-20
The best tracks of the past month
/Transmission/019/the a-z of industrial/m/part two
the podcast continues, the second episode on the letter M
/Talk Show Host/059/Teeth of the Sea
As they prepare to play 10 Years of Chaos this weekend, I talk to London band Teeth of the Sea
/Tuesday Ten/397/No Treasure But Hope
Songs of and about Hope
/Tuesday Ten/396/Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
Songs containing instructions