A new Fear Of Men single released last Summer was supposed to herald the Brighton band’s return, their last full-length being 2016’s Fall Forever, but they’ve been silent since. So while we wait patiently, we’ll go way back to a song that would appear on their 2014 debut Loom, but was first a 7″ single […]
File this under “obvious” as we go into Hallowe’en weekend with this contribution from Siouxsie & The Banshees. Despite being a standout track on 1981’s Juju – an album full of them – “Halloween” wasn’t a single and as such, there’s no official video to share. Instead, we’ve got audio from the original album: As […]
You can’t have a mini-goth week without a little Bauhaus so here’s a little Bauhaus. Released in April 1983, “She’s In Parties” was the only single from their fourth record Burning From the Inside and the band’s last commercial single overall. The song reached 26 on the UK charts and netted the band a performance […]
It’s a very busy week but it’s also Hallowe’en week so I’m just going to chuck some classic goth-y material at you to get through the month. We’ll start with The Cure and “Charlotte Sometimes”, a non-album, post-Faith single released in October 1981 and based on a 1969 children’s novel.
To mark the end of the Spiritualized Spacemen Reissue Series, which concludes today with the release of the deluxe edition of 2001’s Let It Come Down, here’s a documentary on the making of the record from that year, broadcast on Channel 4 and narrated by Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.
I’ve been trying to learn to play a few selections from Swervedriver’s back catalog lately and have really come to appreciate how unconventional Adam Franklin’s playing and writing style is. His musical brain is an interesting place to be, and I’ve been living in it and the Swervedriver oeuvre a fair bit of late. So […]
My wife told me of a conversation she had at work recently wherein it came out that one of her co-workers had never read Wuthering Heights, the book, and only knew “Wuthering Heights”, the song, while my wife had read the book but never heard the song. This puzzled me as I had read the […]
Simon Gallup has quit The Cure except no, he hasn’t quit The Cure. It’s unclear if in the months between point A and point B if he actually missed out on any work duties since the band aren’t touring and next album Live From The Moon was supposed to have been almost done since last […]
As architects of what would become known and loved as “shoegaze”, the specifics of Ride’s musical tools have always been of particular interest to a certain segment of society. So it’s kind of a tragedy that none of the guitar-centric articles from their first go-around seem to exist online… and by “none of”, I mean […]
In retrospect it’s more surprising that I’m even discovering Life Without Buildings now, than that it took me 20-plus years to discover them. Their only record Any Other City came out in 2001, when music discovery tools like Napster were put to work more finding Manic Street Preachers b-sides than hearing stuff completely new to […]