Top 8 GOTH VENUES: The U.K.’s past and present most iconic goth clubs and venues

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Home to the original gothic novelists Horace Walpole, Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker and later gothic rock spawning from punk in the late 1970s (for more info about goth check out our article on the story of the subculture here) the UK inevitably gave rise to a number of iconic Gothcentric venues . Here are… Read more »

The Story Of Subculture: GOTH

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Goth. It’s the 19th Century actress Sarah Bernhardt wearing a stuffed bat and sleeping in a coffin. It’s the macabre, greyscale illustrations of Edward Gorey. It’s a coal-eyed Siouxsie Sioux submerged in a bathtub full of flowers; an homage to Ophelia. It’s The Horrors in their winkle-picker shoes singing “Sheena is a Parasite.” It’s Dicken’s… Read more »

The Top 10 most influential Goth bands of all-time? – A suggestion

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Goth, gothic rock, post-punk and new wave are often used interchangeably, yet with with its gloomy themes and dedicated subculture, goth has and continues to be unique. Providing inspiration for musicians, creatives and fashion designers ever since its emergence in the early 1980s, goth’s influence on subculture is profound. Here we take a whistle-stop tour… Read more »

The Seductive Sounds of Chaos: L.A. Witch share their love for the West Coast and their upcoming album Play with Fire

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Californian goth-grunge band L.A. Witch It’s overstuffed with churning guitars and garage noise; yet fuelled by an undercurrent of fuzzy bliss. We are talking about Los Angeles’ goth-grunge band L.A. Witch, who take us through the dark brooding tales of mischief and romance with their bewitching tunes. From vocalist Sade Sanchez’s sultry vocals to the… Read more »