Into the Pit: 182: Teeth of the Sea + Esben and the Witch – The Lexington N1 – 07-October 2013

The Lexington is one of those gig venues that I’m seeming to revisit more and more. This is a good thing – a good-sized venue, great acoustics, good booze, and it’s easy to get to. Not to mention a habit of putting on great bands time and again. Although judging on the few questions I […]

But Listen: 031: Terrorfakt – Teethgrinder

As I have noted before, there are many different strands to the noise scene these days. Among the most straightforward of them all is Terrorfakt. Last album Cold Steel World was notable for its sheer power, even if it was a little one-dimensional at times. However this takes it to another level entirely – that […]

/Tuesday Ten /547 /20 Years of amodelofcontrol.com

Yesterday, on 12-February, /amodelofcontrol.com turned twenty years old. It was probably never expected to last too long: but instead, it inspired me to push on and write more, DJ more, and make friends across the world through music.

/Countdown /2023 /Gigs

The final part of /Countdown 2023 sees me looking at the best gigs of the year. Some statistics for my gig-going in 2023. I went to 38 shows (each festival is counted by number of days – so Infest is three days, so counts for three shows), and saw 125 live sets. I saw 122 […]

/Countdown /2023 /Albums

Onto the third week of /Countdown/2023 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. As I’m sure I’ve explained before, I treat the “year” as 01-December to 30-November, to allow me a cut-off point, and to allow this to be done and dusted before Christmas so that I can […]

/Countdown /2023 /Tracks

Continuing the amodelofcontrol.com review of 2023 – and the twentieth year that I’ve done this – which this week turns attention to the best tracks of the year. Next week will be the wrap of the best albums of 2023.

/Welcome to the Future /258 /Events, Livestreams and New Releases 06-Oct 2023

Another Bandcamp Friday, another slew of emails, and here’s the releases you should be paying attention to. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to […]

/Welcome to the Future /252 /Events, Livestreams and New Releases 21-Jul 2023

We might be in the height of the summer months, but attention is already turning to the autumn releases. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. […]

/Welcome to the Future /236 /Events, Livestreams and New Releases 03-Feb 2023

Bandcamp Friday seems to get crazier by the month – I’ve had a flood of emails from pretty much every artist or label I’ve ever bought from today, it seems. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website […]

/Countdown /2022 /Gigs

Back to writing about the best gigs of the year for the first time in three years. Some statistics for my gig-going in 2022. I went to 36 shows (each festival is counted by number of days – so Infest is three days, so counts for three shows), and saw 106 live sets. I saw […]