Wraith : The Club Night That Revels In Gothic Hedonism, Queer Pleasure, and Boundary Pushing Art

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Words by Jess Ralph  Lead photo from No One Studio   Dark, fetishistic , transgressive , hedonistic and with community at its core, Wraith is the club night for those who like their electronica gloomy and hard, their platforms stacked high, and don’t mind their dancing momentarily interrupted to witness someone being whipped- all in… Read more »

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 »

Happy Birthday Nick Cave

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK CAVE  Once in a while, there comes the time to write broad but celebratory articles in honour of multi-talented creatives, and it is somewhat understandable to feel a little fainthearted. Especially those who boast ingenious indexes spanning multiple decades, genres and mediums. Maybe it is just my inexperienced self, but that is… Read more »

‘Strawberry Girl, Banana Split Lady’

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Siouxsie & The Banshees - Christine - Underground England

STRAWBERRY GIRL The song Christine by Siouxsie and the Banshees marked a turning point in terms of sound for the British post-punk band. Budgie and John McGeoch replaced John McKay and Kenny Morris; and experimentation with drum machines, acoustic guitar and synthesizers superseded their usual motifs. Released as a single from their album Kaleidescope in… Read more »