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Goth City Festival VI: Interview with the Promoter

Forget the Batcave, Highgate or Camden Market, Leeds is going to embrace its dark heritage as the true capital of UK Goth with the welcome return of Goth City Festival
in just a few weeks time.

A smorgasbord of live music, DJs and traders catering to a vast influx of black-clad fans, it’s popular with old-school and bleeding-edge goths alike.
I dropped GCF Comandante Joel Heyes a line to chat about the event, as well as challenging some old-fashioned thinking in the scene! Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2022 – Goth Herstory and Future

As much as it lifts my shrivelled black heart, this photo is 42 years old! Not to detract from the immortal achievements of these musicians, but they’re from genres famous for innovation and creation. Where are the new women stepping up to carry on the legacy of fearless creators in a field riddled with – like so many others – misogyny and sexism? Continue reading

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Happy Festiween!

Welcome to the month-log celebration that is Halloween – from October 1st to 31st the world gets that little bit more spooky! Not to mention, crammed full of events for the discerning goth. I’m looking ahead to where I’ll be and where I’d want to be if there was more than one of me! Continue reading

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Olli Wisdom, singer with Specimen and founder of the Batcave (1958-2021)

Olli Wisdom was not only the lead singer of pioneering goth/glam/punk band Specimen, but also the co-founder of the Batcave club night in 1982, setting the template for the burgeoning goth scene’s sound and style. Continue reading

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The Vlogging Goth – Updates on YouTube

Good morning readers, and apologies for the lack of updates recently. I had a vague plan to update monthly if not more often, but between a new job and various home upgrades, not to mention the devastating effects of a … Continue reading

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