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"
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)"
Bats, just like Goths, have long been a misunderstood species. Thanks to popular culture and horror movies, many see these creatures as harbingers of death, disease and discord, with a thirst for the blood of animals and humans. Nothing could be further than the truth. Personally, I find myself fascinated by these nocturnal, leathery-winged little […]Read more "Who will speak for the bats?"
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"
Like most Goths, I enjoy a good atmospheric photo. Winter is here… is from a UK photographers blog; Gnasher’s Eye. Follow the link to see more. Photo post by @gnasheruk.Read more "Winter is here…"
Yesterday, Bad Pollyanna released their new album ‘The Broken Toys‘, the follow up to their debut album ‘Monstrous Child‘ (released in 2013) This much-anticipated album takes a look into the deeper, darker recesses of the psyche, mixing haunting melodies with edgy guitar riffs and beautifully crafted lyrics. I haven’t yet heard the entire album but […]Read more "Bad Pollyanna release ‘The Broken Toys’"
Another beautiful day dawned in Reading as we headed out in search of breakfast. I was slightly hungover and craving a bacon sandwich while my partner in crime needed a caffeine fix. A Wetherspoons was found where both our needs were met. Later on, we found ourselves back at the Butler and the afternoon […]Read more "Sacrosanct 2015: Day Three"