Is Goth Becoming Cool?

By | March 17th, 2017|It's On Random!|

I missed goth the first time round, being born in late 1981 I was too young. By the time I donned my first (second-hand) leather trench and plum lipstick it was definitely not cool. At least not as far as I was concerned. Young lads would shout ‘GOTH!!’ at me as they drove passed and [...]

VNV Nation in Norwich

By | February 26th, 2017|Review|

I reviewed the recent VNV Nation gig in Norwich. Yes. VNV. In Norwich. It was a belter -  “I’ve always wanted to say this…HELLO NORFOLK!!” When most bands say that, it’s debatable whether they’re being genuine or not, but when Ronan Harris from VNV Nation says something, he means it from the bottom of his [...]

London Edge Alternative Fashion Trade Show

By | February 21st, 2017|Event, Review|

London Edge is a bi-annual trade show for alternative fashion brands and stockists. It is intended for shop owners to browse new designs and place wholesale orders for their shops direct from the designer. I've attended the shows numerous times, as a buyer for Kate's Clothing, as a seller for Necessary Evil and as a [...]

Gothic Label PunkRave

By | January 30th, 2017|Interview|

I interview a lot of gothic fashion designers. I hear a lot of the same answers (as I've said before, there are only so many questions one can ask about the colour black) but occasionally I get responses I've not had before. This interview with PunkRave was a tricky one as it was done via [...]

Poet Luke Wright

By | January 30th, 2017|Review|

I have been writing for my local listings magazine for ten years now. They pay me in gig tickets and random merch (I scored a set of Die Hard shot glasses once. Yippe ki-yay!) and they are the only people I will write for free for. Mainly because I love promoting my hometown, and Outline [...]

Kickstart A New Release From Cindergarden

By | January 9th, 2017|Interview|

Los Angeles solo artist Jaymie Valentine, better known as ‘Cindergarden’, has a vision. Ethereal and other-worldly, inspired by things others cannot see, Cindergarden is driven to creation. This creativity however, needs real-world funding to make it a reality others can share in, and this is where crowd funding comes in. The promise of new material, [...]

Highgate Cemetary

By | January 3rd, 2017|It's On Random!|

I got a bunch of stuff for Christmas, namely things I could eat, things that smell nice and goth stuff (these categories are not mutually exclusive). Raven fairylights, a colouring book where everything has to be coloured in black and brewery tours (ok, not goth, but I'll be wearing black so I'm counting it) but [...]

Weird Whitstable

By | December 21st, 2016|It's On Random!|

As well as all the goth stuff and music stuff and occasional motorbike stuff, I also write a beer blog. It doesn't happen often, but when I go somewhere new and interesting and have a beer, I sometimes write it down. On this occasion my love of beer and love of weird goth-stuff coincided, so [...]

The Cure at Wembley

By | December 5th, 2016|Event|

If the title didn't make it obvious, I saw The Cure at Wembley Arena on Friday night. I had resigned The Cure to the list of bands I would never actually get to see (like Depeche Mode. Who I still haven't seen) but because my fella's friend couldn't make it, I ended up with a [...]

Darkhaus at Islington O2

By | November 10th, 2016|Event, Review|

It seems almost trivial to talk about going to a gig considering the much bigger things going on in the world at the moment, but music has always been my escape and, at times, my solace. So much so that on the train down to London for the Darkhaus gig I listened to Crowded House [...]