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A funeral for festivals in 2020?

As the live music sector struggles with an ongoing lockdown and insufficient government support, I’ve turned a weary eye towards the UK’s music festivals which are both a social and sonic lifeline for the scene. Will there be any band-led social gatherings this side of 2021? The reality seems unlikely… Continue reading

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In Response: Black Lives Matter

If it suddenly turns into exclusion based on somebody’s race, creed, sexuality or other basic human right – it goes beyond petty goth politics and into the realm of crime and cruelty. That is not permissable under any circumstances. Continue reading

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World Goth Day: In the Shadow of CORVID-2020

You’d think being forced to stay indoors, hiding from the sun and shunning close contact with other humans would be pretty easy work for goths. In reality of course, we’re just as hungry for interaction as everyone else – so it’s a joy to concentrate on celebrating World Goth Day 2020 even if we’re restricted to only what we can experience through our screens. Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival – November 2019

I’ve published my review of last November’s Spa event, Tomorrow’s Ghosts Winter 2019 festival – let’s remember how it was and look forward to when it will be again! Continue reading

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“What Year Is This?” Twin Peaks in 2020

This is how we should process the storytelling of Twin Peaks – fragments recalled by David Lynch, dreaming he is Dale Cooper, dreaming of spirits good and evil, murder and mercy, the real and the other…. coffee and pie. Continue reading

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