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 [...]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

By | October 13th, 2016|Review|

Reviewed for Outline Magazine Nick Cave isn’t a man known for his upbeat persona, and the new Bad Seeds album takes his introspective sombre symbolism to another level. Skeleton Tree isn’t a melancholy album, or a depressing album. This is an album made from the sounds of a man’s heart breaking. It’s almost too personal [...]

Interview with Dan Sperry, the Anti-Conjurer

By | September 22nd, 2016|Interview|

I interviewed Dan Sperry for gothic Beauty Magazine. I saw him a few months ago on a clip from America's Got Talent and he did magic that made me laugh and gasp. He's also a goth-type dude which made him perfect for Gothic Beauty mag. He was funny and self deprecating - my favourite kind [...]

Part-Time Blonde

By | September 22nd, 2016|It's On Random!|

People (ok, ladies) ask me all the time (alright, occasionally) how I keep my hair so blonde. I know, I sound like one of those adverts, 'People always ask how I keep my hair so shiny! Here's my secret!'. But seriously, there are some tips to get your locks proper platinum and keep them that [...]

Stephen King competition entry or ‘What My Dad Taught Me About Iron Maiden’

By | September 22nd, 2016|It's On Random!|

I wrote this for a competition. Yes, a Stephen King fan competition. 'Tell us in less than 650 words why you should win a preview copy of Doctor Sleep, the prequel to The Shining”. So I did. Then I realised I can't claim the prize as I'm out of the country on the day they [...]

Halloween in the Macabre Grant Museum

By | September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

I don't usually do anything at Halloween. I know that must sound sacrilegious being a goth n'all, but to me it seems that most people only use it as an excuse to wear a costume and get riotously drunk - some even dress as goths. I'd rather stay at home and watch a movie. Dressing [...]