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The Blogging Goth - the world's only dedicated UK Goth news service.

The Wendyhouse, Leeds, 2012

One of my favourite YouTube videos is the one taken at the Xclusiv Club in Batley, 1984. The (Black) Gold Age of Goth, it shows perfect hairdos and artless makeup in the incongruous surroundings of a sleepy, little West Yorkshire … Continue reading

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The Chameleons Are Not What They Seem

I believe that other blogs, dedicated to the topic, cover music better than The Blogging Goth could. However, as a long-time fan of gorgeous and under-appreciated post-punks The Chameleons, and currently on a binge-watch of David Lynch’s small-screen opus Twin … Continue reading

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Andrew Eldritch moves in with Mountain Goats

Of all the strangest headlines for my blog, that is currently in the lead. This is the story that an American indie-folk band, the aforementioned ‘Mountain Goats‘, have recorded a new album entitled Goths. The launch was promoted with the release … Continue reading

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Illamasqua Antifa

Rather suddenly, everyone has woken up to the fact that politics affect us all, especially with the bizarre emanations from the White House. And when Teen Vogue starts putting out some cutting political analysis, it should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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The Death of Discworld

Over the weekend I settled down to watch Back in Black, the docu-drama about Sir Terry Pratchett on the BBC. Curiously containing a strange amalgamation of actor Paul Kaye with the appearance and sound of Britain’s finest fantasy writer (YMMV), it … Continue reading

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No Shoes, No Shirt, No Soul – No Service!

It is disappointing to read, so soon after positive action against discrimination in the UK, of the uncomfortable experiences of a Goth abroad. YouTube sensation Black Friday was visiting Paris, but was asked to leave the world-famous Musée du Louvre … Continue reading

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Sophie Lancaster Foundation to receive Government Funding

The Department for Communities and Local Government, part of the British Government, has awarded £50,000 to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The grant is part of a larger fund given to four groups that have historically faced challenges in reporting and … Continue reading

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