the birthday party
Reflecting on goth’s evolution from punk, New Model Army singer Justin Sullivan told author John Robb, in Punk Rock: An Oral History, “I think that goth was a further reaction to a failed revolution – a search for something different and dark and quasi-spiritual. It was a kind of Native
HOT FUCKING DAMN – check out this wild full set from the The Birthday Party in 1983! This footage just proves that this band was on some next level shit.
I love The Birthday Party. When they were at the top of their game, no band was more original. These weirdos were super death rock on some sleazy vodun styles without ever labeling themselves. The Birthday Party is a perfect example that some of the most interesting music was created
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
Due to their 1983 MTV hit “I Melt With You,” Modern English are usually thought of as a new wave dance band along the lines of Soft Cell (“Tainted Love”) and Human League (“Don’t You Want Me”). In reality, the band’s early career on 4AD alongside labelmates Bauhaus, The Birthday
You CVLT Nation readers are a lucky bunch –not only are you about to discover Nailhouse, one of the best kept secrets of Australia’s underground, but you also get to hear exclusive tracks from one of the most anticipated demos (at least from those in the know) of the year. Their long