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"
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"
Gigs: Are you doing them wrong? I’ve briefly touched on gig etiquette failure before (see “What is there to talk about?” re-blogged from ‘Let the rhythm hit them’.) Here’s the top 10 gig etiquette failures from ‘Dancing About Architecture’ Do you have any other gig etiquette peeves? Let me know about them in the comments […]Read more "10 Gig Etiquette Failures (by Dave Franklin)"
You have to hand it to any band that’s willing to travel from Costa Rica to perform at a gothic festival in the UK. Such was the case with Last Dusk, who made the long, long journey to perform at Sacrosanct in September. Formed back in 2011 by Carfax Haddo, Last Dusk have made a […]Read more "Recommended band: Last Dusk"
This is a blog post from a colleague of mine who’s a regular gig-goer and who writes his own blog: let the rhythm hit’em. This post touched on a pet peeve of mine; People talking during gigs. Whether you’re goth or not, I’m sure you’ve experienced this at some point or another. There you are, […]Read more "What is there to talk about?"
‘The Broken Toys’ is the second album from Bad Pollyanna and has been eagerly awaited by their dedicated fans. Released on the 1st December, I downloaded it today and I have to say, it’s everything I expected and more. A worthy follow-up to their debut album ‘Monstrous Child’. Bad Pollyanna are born storytellers when it […]Read more "Album review: Bad Pollyanna – ‘The Broken Toys’"