Bauhaus – “She’s In Parties”

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 […]

The Cure – “Charlotte Sometimes”

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.

Swervedriver Ranks Their Records

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 […]

The Cure – “Fascination Street”

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 […]

Life Without Buildings – “The Leanover”

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 […]