Musings on ‘Goodbye’ – A review of The Last Cry’s new album. (release date September 2016) For over a year now, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of The Last Cry’s third album (since they re-formed in 2007). The follow-up to ‘Walking to The Edge’ and ‘Living in Grey’. The album has been somewhat […]Read more "Musings on ‘Goodbye’ – Album review"
When I started this blog, I promised myself it wouldn’t become just another Gothic style blog and I intend to keep it that way. However, there’s one thing I want to talk about. Boots. Gothic boots, to be more precise. Boots have to be the most important item in every self-respecting goth’s wardrobe. We […]Read more "The great Gothic boot debate"
“I dread a sunny day, so I’ll meet you at the cemetery gates. Keats and Yeats are on your side.” – The Smiths (Cemetery Gates) It’s a bit of a stereotype but yes, most goths appreciate cemeteries and ancient architecture of all sorts. There’s something timeless in these places that speak to our souls. […]Read more "Things to do in Dublin when you’re Goth: Visit a Cathedral"
I was going to write a blog about Goths and Valentine’s Day, but then I wrote this instead because it happened close to where I live and has always stayed with me. For most people, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love and romance. But for a community in North Dublin, it is associated […]Read more "Remembering those who never came home – 35 years on"
It’s taken me some time to put into words what I feel at the loss of David Bowie. Like everyone else, his death has come as a huge shock and, in his own words; “The stars look very different today” now that he’s left this world. I’m in the throes of exams at the […]Read more "When a legend leaves…"
With exams coming up this month, I’ve been hitting the books hard so blogging has had to take a back-seat. (Sorry!) However, I was determined to start 2016 off with some gig action so I took a night off and headed in to Fibbers to see Cure tribute band, Fire In Cairo. I’ve see FIC […]Read more "Gig review: Fire In Cairo, Fibbers, 8th Jan 2016"
Earlier this year, we lost one of the 80’s most prominent figures in the New Romantic scene, Steve Strange. Front man of Visage, he was very much a ‘larger than life’ character who was just launching a comeback with a new album. He played Whitby Gothic Weekend in October 2014 to great acclaim so it […]Read more "➤ Steve Strange remembered by Martin Kemp"