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Storm Constantine, 1956 – 2021

A dark and creative author, and a notable member of the UK goth and alternative scene, many have been expressing their grief as well as their appreciation for the detailed mythical worlds she created Continue reading

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Salad Daze – the autobiography of Wayne Hussey

“…the clichéd licentious, degenerate, promiscuous rock star – everything my mother had feared I’d become.”
SALAD DAZE – the autobiography of Wayne Hussey. Continue reading

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“The Night Brother” by Rosie Garland – guest review

Rosie Garland’s latest novel, The Night Brother, is out now in paperback. Guest reviewer Dr Claire Nally (Northumbria University) looks at why the book is a unique journey into late-Victorian and Edwardian Manchester… Rosie Garland might be best known to … Continue reading

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Silhouettes and Statues: The Compilation Review

Some time ago the Cherry Red Records team approached me with a very generous offer – a very advance listen to Silhouettes and Statues, the magnum opus of goth: a five-disc über-compilation of the finest new-wave, post-punk and proto-goth tracks spanning the … Continue reading

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Manchester Gothic Conference 2015: “What Lies Beneath”

We’re back from the third annual Manchester Gothic conference, a meeting of many darkly-inclined academics giving papers on the entirety of Gothic culture, beyond merely the subculture. We’ve touched on theatre, literature, cinema, theology, psychogeography and dinner to name a … Continue reading

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