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"
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"
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"
Let me introduce you to a most delightful entertainer… On his website, Joe Black describes himself as “A gin-drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and acid-tongued ringmaster.” Specialising in dark cabaret, Joe Black has a talent for the darkly comedic. Mixing comedy with tragedy to create a surreal and inspiring experience. I first […]Read more "Meet Joe Black"