“Goth sanctuary site confirmed”

goths4252A CREPUSCULAR forest wherein echoes the melancholic song of the nightingale is to become the UK’s first goth sanctuary.

The atmospheric site near Yeovil will become home for the UK’s remaining few thousand goths, who were once plentiful in market towns. However their natural habitats of windswept seventies shopping precincts and dingy basement clubs have been increasingly eroded.

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“The Cure’s Robert Smith Teams With Paul Hartnoll (Ex-Orbital)’s 8:58 on ‘Please'”

largeOrbital’s Paul Hartnoll has recorded an album as 8:58 that features contributions from the Cure’s Robert Smith, actor Cillian Murphy, and more. Now, you can stream the album below, via The Line of Best Fit. Check it out below. The album is out now via ACP Recordings.

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“Peter Hook Discusses Playing Entire Joy Division Catalog on Anniversary of Ian Curtis’s Death”

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Peter Hook and the Light, playing every track Joy Division ever recorded, at an intimate (450 capacity) venue – a dream come true… and I couldn’t believe it when I managed to get a pair of tickets via the website – they sold out in minutes.

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“Game Changers: The Reptile House EP”

the_reptile_house_epFor me, the Sisters of Mercy are one of THE goth bands, and it makes me chuckle inwardly when Eldritch, and Pete Murphy, try and distance themselves from a sound and an image they went to painstaking lengths to define and craft.

The Reptile House EP is a moody slab of uber-goth and is probably the crystallisation of Eldritch’s vision (the EP is allegedly pretty much an Eldritch solo work) and, being pre-Hussey, has no light side… in fact there is no glimmer of light in any of the 25 minutes – and it’s the better for it.

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