Snapgoth: Pitchfork introduces ‘Goth’ filter for Facebook Camera

Ever wanted to look like archetypal goth Robert Smith, lead singer of The Cure and owner of the world’s most untidy cat he keeps on his head? Now you can in true Snapchat style, thanks to a brand new feature on Facebook camera, introduced by Pitchfork magazine.

Accessible on the Facebook app for Android and iOS, the filter gives you Bob’s infamous exploding-dandelion hairdo, as well as panda eyeshadow and that classic smudged lipstick mouth with a dead-pale complexion.
Raise your eyebrows, and black tears trickle down your cheeks (a gift from hell for the DeviantArt crowd). Open your mouth, and bats hurtle out, like Pete Murphy with a Hunger hangover. A most suitable selfie for Samhain, some might say!

The Bob-ing Goth

Introduced in March of this year, Facebook’s camera feature is the latest idea poached from their partner Snapchat, with the added innovation of user and community designed filters.

Facebook also allows ‘Stories’ – 24-hour image diaries – to be posted to timelines, so expect your feed to be dominated by a terrifying tribute act of relatives slaughtering hits like ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘Lovecats’ very soon.

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Goth City Festival 2017 – Interview with Joel Heyes

Halloween looms over us with an exciting and intimidating shadow, and the whole month of October has aptly been filled with festivals to warm even the darkest heart. I got in touch with Joel Heyes, svengali of the Leeds goth scene, to find out how preparation for the second Goth City Festival is progressing.
Goth City Festival 2017

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Infest – Sunday 27th August – Reviews


Sunday is the final day of Infest 2017. As with a lot of people, I feel the absence of our Master of Ceremonies, Tails, who sadly passed away. We celebrate in his honour with tea, cake, and a bit of Charleston! May you all raise a mug in his memory. I hope he looked on with approval as we then proceeded to get merry and listen to plenty of EBM on this last night of bands.

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Infest – Saturday 26th August – Reviews

Even Stormtroopers laugh at our aim!

Now I’m safely installed in the University Halls (cheap and cheerful, for £65 you basically get a room with a mattress for three days!) I can concentrate on the Infest experience. I signed up for a Laserquest match on Saturday because all the cyber stereotypes are quite true.

A couple of the bands even turn up, and perform as very efficient space marines! It was a brilliant, hilarious and exhausting experience that I hope returns next year. I’ve put some photos at the bottom including our results.

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Infest – Friday 25th August – Reviews

We’re clattering down the A1 towards Yorkshire, Bradford, and Infest 2017. We had to leave after work, and delay after delay is hitting us as we struggle towards the biggest, best industrial / EBM / electro festival in the UK, if not the world.
As a result, I miss the opening two bands – so without further ado let me refer to you to the talented Adam Williams and his excellent review of the festival, for his own blog Just, promise me you’ll come back for the rest of my review!

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