Buoyed by punk and powered by speed, but in possession of a library card, the early eighties crucible of goth spawned many delightful deformities. From the camp inflections of Ollie Wisdom’s Paul Stanley-isms, via Sex Gang’s glamour infused tribal swing, to whatever the fuck Nik and Mrs. Fiend were doing, Alien Sex Fiend certainly picked […]Read More Lifetime Possession – An Interview with Alien Sex Fiend
Emerging from Sydney Australia in 2012, Howl are a group of four pale orphans who ignited the local scene briefly with their unique helmet-on-the-bus style take on Deathrock and Post-Punk themes. Sticking around long enough to record the seminal (citation needed) Rat Helmet EP, they burned bright before realising they were all far too sexually […]Read More Refurbish your Helmet with HOWL and BATCAVE PRODUCTIONS
Of all the many-coloured moths that first burst free of the original gothic rock chrysalis, Sex Gang Children were perhaps the most strident and unique – the patterns on their wings the most vibrant and distorted, their vision the most singular. Immediately creating waves amidst the cloistered environs of the Batcave, it wasn’t long before they were […]Read More People with Dirty Faces- An interview with Andi Sexgang
Stalwart New Zealand act bring the Kitchen Sink to their anniversary. Glancing backwards can be a perilous thing. Memories long subsumed can bubble to the surface revealing a deeper and more fractured shade to half-formed recollections refracted in the stark light of day. Revisiting one’s younger self can often come accompanied with an uninvited array […]Read More From out of the Abyss: Disjecta Membra plunder the tombs of ‘Achromaticia’
The underground has always been a fertile, fecund place. While the topsoil of bedroom wall icons and their cheekbone legacies lie fallow if not forgotten, their seeds and spores have drifted on the wind and sprouted in innumerable places throughout the globe. And no scene seems more fertile and evergreen than the triad of Deathrock, […]Read More El Corredor Maldito – Deathrock Rides Again. Pay what you want.
For a genre almost universally associated with the colour black, the world of gothic rock comprises a surprising myriad of shades. Be it post-punk, trad goth, or deathrock, as the genre was birthed and evolved, splintering into innumerable shards and subsets, a panoramic view of its many strands resembles nothing so much as a tangled […]Read More Cowboys & Indians: The Dichotomy of Gothic Rock