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First and Last and Forever: The Sisters’ debut album, thirty five years on

…it is to First and Last and Always we must look for what I believe to be the ‘truest’ sound of this most definitive band. To many fans, the cowboy-hat wearing smoke-wreathed silhouettes are the golden-age lineup… Continue reading

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Whitby Festival Season – Winter 2019

Greetings to everyone attending Whitby Goth Weekend right now, and hello to everyone travelling down next weekend for Tomorrow’s Ghost Festival. Yes, we’re in the final throes of the great Whitby division, where the two competing events are occurring at separate times. Continue reading

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The Sisters of Mercy – Roundhouse, London, September 2019

Ever since the 2019 tour was announced, I’ve been suffering from a grim premonition about The Sisters of Mercy. Some gnawing suspicion that their touring days would soon come to an end. That I might not have a chance to see my favourite band perform live ever again… Continue reading

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Can An Article Be More Insulting?

With a sound like the stone trap chasing Indiana Jones, thousands of goth eyeballs were rolled recently as the Wall Street Journal published an online article ‘provocatively’ titled Can A Grown Woman Wear Goth Fashion?  Continue reading

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“I can only receive” – Gary Numan, ‘Cars’ 21/08/79

I caught a snippet of music  that was originally released on 21st August 1979, but now it was on an unlikely advert playing when I was just eleven… Continue reading

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