Category Archives: goth

Schism –  On The Wane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the music which, often to the chagrin of the artists in question, became known as gothic was born out of the post-punk crucible, part the echoing of early punk urges, part embracing the electronic experiments that futurists and Blitz … Continue reading

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Ghosts –  Slow Decay (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There was a time when goth was the hybrid toddler of punk and what would soon coalesce into the New Romantic movement. There was a much later time when goth had been subsumed into heavy metal as some sort of … Continue reading

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Philly To Long Branch (part 2) – Untitled Art (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Being a reviewer of pretty much any genre that comes at me, obviously there are strengths and weaknesses in my arsenal of scribbled thoughts. Particularly when I see those three little letters in close proximity, E, D and M, I … Continue reading

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She is Lost – The Foreign Resort (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love music that acts as your own personal time machine; able to take you back to a time and a place, and evoke the sounds and styles of that particular point on your personal timeline. She is Lost does … Continue reading

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In Deep – Smoking Martha (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When the What’s Her Name? single landed before my reviewing pen a few months ago it seemed to have arrived at the perfect time. It gave me the perfect opportunity to rally against the conformity and unadventurous nature of the … Continue reading

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Shotgun Six ep – Shotgun Six (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What’s in a name? When you hear the moniker Shotgun Six your mind can’t help but conjure leather clad, classic rock warriors, stuck in an eternal mid seventies nirvana. But we all know about judging books by their cover don’t … Continue reading

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EP Two – Glitch Trip, Death Drive (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fantastically named Glitch Trip, Death Drive continue their mission to subvert musical expectation with the economically titled EP Two, though that seems only logical considering the title of their first offering. But if the name of the record (yes, … Continue reading

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Be Still, My Soul – Neonomora (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When the dark musical strands that came to be termed goth first coalesced in the post-punk melting pot, the bands pushing that genre always seemed to have more to do with dance and pop music than the rock and punk … Continue reading

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Battle – Lionface (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Lionface tick plenty of boxes no matter which generic direction you approach them from. Rock fans will appreciate the underlying drive and aggression, pop fans will dig the accessibility, one that could easily transfer into chart territory. Add to that subversive … Continue reading

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Things Left Unsaid – Kirt Debique (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We often focus on the desired affect of a record on the listener at large, the man in the street, the record buyer. Things Left Unsaid shows the music making process from a more personal point of view as Kirt … Continue reading

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