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 [...]

Freedom of Expression

By | November 1st, 2016|Interview|

It can be tricky interviewing gothic models, especially ones with similar looks, as there are only some many questions one can ask about inspiration, styling, modelling itself etc etc Occasionally though something interesting comes out, that's not to do with how long it takes to do their hair extensions or makeup. Katrin Lanfire is on [...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary

By | October 31st, 2016|It's On Random!|

Who knew what began thirty years ago as a three-page poem penned by a lowly Disney animator would become a cult movie hit? Yet twenty years on The Nightmare Before Christmas is still every goths favourite animated movie, with new fans being introduced to the film each year. That minor animator, Tim Burton, is now [...]

Killstar and Marilyn Manson to Release Clothing Line

By | October 31st, 2016|News|

We have absolutely no desire to fit in”. Killstar are a rebellious label. Having been established for just six years the fashion house has reinvented goth for a new generation. As if their credentials needed any further confirmation, they have partnered with arguably the biggest name in the goth aesthetic. The inimitable Marilyn Manson has [...]