Yours truly got fooled by a singles compilation from a contemporary Belgian post-punk band; so thorough is their appreciation of the sounds of the 1980s that they could pass as authentic.
One of the final masterpieces from the uniquely original Coil, released shortly after founding member John Balance’s sudden death.
Nick Cave’s post-Birthday Party debut album proved that he was still very in touch with the darker side of life. We don’t recommend listening to this song in the dark.
This collection of songs-ostensibly recorded for the second, never-to-be-released Strawberry Switchblade album–are lovely pop numbers with a darker, more sinister side.
Unclassifiable yet impeccably performed post-punk/goth/noise freakout. Enjoy!
I happened upon And Also The Trees‘ 1985 single “A Room Lives In Lucy” in the early 1990s whilst doing some crate digging. I had never heard of the band, and the cover reminded me of Felt, so I gave it a go. When I put it on the ol’ record player, the guitar… Read More ›
Bristol-based goth-rockers fooled me! Back in the 1980s, I bought their debut mini-album, Batastrophe, because I thought they looked like some really wicked-cool girls. Whoops! Instead, this group’s mixture of darkness and light and groove and sensuality (as well as a reference to James Bond) really appealed to me. Was it Goth? Was it… Read More ›