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March 24, 2019

Buoyed by the liberation of punk but in possession of a library card, the early eighties crucible of goth spawned many delightful...

March 11, 2019

There’s something about heavy metal and South America. As a continent constantly destabilised by war, foreign intervention and pro...

March 4, 2019

In 1947, the Scottish city of East Kilbride was designated as the nation’s first post-war ‘New Town’. The redevelopment plan was d...

January 14, 2019

High on death, at war with everything and pulling teeth for nothing, Sydney miscreants Dark Horse flail in frantic circles full of...

November 18, 2018

When the New York Dolls splintered in an explosion of mascara and recrimination it was a prophecy fulfilled. Too much, too soon. B...

September 3, 2018

Forty years is a long time. Forty trips around the sun. Ideas and movements rise and fall, technology transforms us. Culture squir...

July 13, 2018

There’s a chill wind on King Street, but a warmth in the bosom of Leadbelly. A muted glow permeates the murmuring current and soft...

July 5, 2018

The Damned were there at the beginning. They’re probably still on your bedroom wall.

With ‘New Rose’ (their ‘deathless anthem of nu...

June 30, 2018

From the haunted and scented drag revue of its origins, via Broadway and the silver screen  and onto global cult status - this tal...

May 16, 2018

From the monochromatic spikes of early Bauhaus, through the off-kilter experiments of Tones on Tail and the numerous evolutionary...

April 14, 2018

On the heels of his brother and fellow Bauhaus alumni David J’s memoirs, Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus has offered us another thrilling...

February 2, 2018

George Burns once famously referred to show business as a “hideous bitch goddess”, whilst Rolling Stone scribe and famed gonzo jou...

September 20, 2017

Punk rock dark lord and master of the octave chord Rikk Agnew has left his sonic prints on more red hot and poisonous projects tha...

September 12, 2017

It all starts with a Bossa Nova beat. Then three descending bass notes hum menacingly as they usher in swirling and strafing guita...

July 12, 2017

Of all the many-coloured moths that first burst free of the original gothic rock chrysalis, Sex Gang Children were perhaps the mos...

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