Female Fronted Goth Bands (+some extra not-so-goth ones)
45 Grave (Horrorpunk, Deathrock, Goth rock) Alice Moving Under Skies (electrogoth) All My Faith Lost (neofolk, neoclassical, darkwave, gothic) All About Eve (goth rock) Ana Curra (post punk, synthpop, new wave) Antiworld (deathrock, horror punk, punk rock) Asrai (goth rock, goth metal) Asphyxia (ebm, dark electro) Aural Vampire (electronic, darkwave, industrial, synthpop) Autumn (goth rock) Ayria (futurepop, synthpop, electro-industrial) Aythis (dark ambient, neoclassical, ethereal, gothic) Belaboris (new wave, post punk) Belgrado (post punk, deathrock, punk rock) Bella Lune (darkwave, electronic, synthpop, gothic) Bestial Mouths (post punk, deathrock, no wave) Birdeatsbaby (dark cabaret, punk cabaret) Black Ice (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Black Tape For A Blue Girl (darkwave, ethereal, gothic, dark ambient) Blood And Roses (post punk, goth rock, deathrock) Castration Squad (deathrock, punk, horror punk) Catholic Spit (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Cauda Pavonis (goth rock, glam goth, gothic) Chiasm (industrial) Christ vs Warhol (deathrock, post punk) Cindergarden (darkwave, electronic, synthpop, gothic) Claire Voyant (indie pop, downtempo) Closterkeller (goth rock, goth metal) Cocteau Twins (dream pop, post punk, ethereal) Collide (darkwave, industrial, gothic, electronic) Crimson Scarlet (death rock, post punk, goth rock) Dance Macabre (post punk, goth rock, new wave, deathrock) Danielle Dax (experimental) Dark Orange (post punk, gothic, ambient) Darling Violetta (goth, dark pop) Dead Souls Rising (darkwave, goth rock) Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society (steampunk, darkwave, goth) Devilish Presley (punk rock, goth rock, gothabilly) Die Laughing (goth rock) Diva Destruction (darkwave, goth rock) Dreamgaze (shoegaze, dream pop, gothic, post punk) Ego Likeness (darkwave, industrial rock) Elvira And The Bats (deathrock, deathrock revival) Esben and the Witch (electronic, post punk, indie) Escarlatina Obsessiva (deathrock, post punk) Esoterik (darkwave synth) Ethereum (electro, industrial, gothic) Eva O (deathrock, punk rock, goth rock) Faith And Disease (darkwave, goth, deathrock) Faith And The Muse (darkwave, goth rock) Fangs On Fur (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Fear Of Dolls (goth rock, post punk) Fever Ray (electronic, experimental, ambient) Geisha (finnish 80’s synthpop, post punk) Ghost Dance (goth rock, post punk) Gitane Demone (goth rock, deathrock) Guilty Strangers (post punk, goth, no wave) Hannah Fury (dark cabaret, ethereal) Hate In The Box (alternative rock, horror rock, goth) I:Scintilla (indistrial, electronic, industrial rock) Inkubus Sukkubus (goth rock, darkwave, pagan rock) Jack Off Jill (goth rock, punk rock) Johnny Hollow (electronic, darkwave) Kanon Wakeshima (neoclassical darkwave, dark ambient, baroque pop) Kitchen And The Plastic Spoons (post punk, new wave, deathrock) Kristen Lawrence (halloween carols) La Peste Negra (deathrock, goth rock) Lesbian Bed Death (gothic rock) Light Asylum (post punk, synthpop, darkwave) Love Spirals Downward (ethereal, ambient, shoegaze, dreampop, darkwave) Lucyfix (goth rock) Lydia Lunch (post punk, no wave, spoken word) Masquerade (post punk, goth rock) Mechanical Moth (gothic, darkwave, ebm) Mina Harker (darkwave, gothic, industrial) Miranda Sex Garden (goth rock, darkwave, ethereal wave) Mors Syphilitica (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) Naughty Zombies (death rock, horror punk, goth punk, psychobilly) New Days Delay (deathrock, goth rock, post punk) Novocaine Mausoleum (deathrock, goth rock) Ophelia’s Dream (neoclassical, darkwave, ethereal) Patricia Morrison (punk rock, goth rock, punk blues) Penis Flytrap (deathrock, horror punk) Persephone (darkwave, goth, ethereal) Purple Fog Side (darkwave, electronic, synthgoth) Qntal (electro medieval, ethereal, gothic) Quidam (goth, deathrock) Rasputina (cello rock) Rats Kill Bats (deathrock, punk, post punk) RazorBladeKisses (goth rock) Reliquary (darkwave, goth rock) Requiem In White (deathrock, goth rock, ethereal) Rhea’s Obsession (darkwave, ethereal, gothic) Rita Lynch (goth rock, alternative rock) Rouge Fonce (dark cabaret. alternative rock) Rubella Ballet (punk rock, anarcho punk, goth rock) Rule Of Thirds (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Scarlet’s Remains (deathrock, goth rock) Scarling (alternative rock) Scary Bitches (deathrock, goth rock) Silene (goth rock) Siouxsie And The Banshees (alternative rock, post punk, goth rock, new wave, punk rock) Skeletal Family (goth rock) Sopor Aeternus (neoclassical darkwave, dark folk, neo medieval, goth rock) Strange Boutique (goth rock) Strawberry Switchblade (pop rock, new wave) Subtonix (post punk, deathrock, goth rock) Sunshine Blind (goth rock, darkwave) Super Heroines (death rock, goth rock, punk rock) Swann Danger (goth rock, deathrock, post punk, new wave) Switchblade Symphony (goth rock, darkwave, alternative rock, symphonic rock) Tapping The Vein (industrial, goth rock, goth metal) The Birthday Massacre (synthrock) The Clockwork Dolls (steampunk, neo victorian, symphonic) The Creatures (more Siouxsie) (alternative rock, experimental) The Divine Madness (alternative rock, dance punk, goth rock) The Eden House (goth rock, darkwave) The March Violets (post punk) The Plague (goth, deathrock) The Readership Hostile (deathrock, pst punk, goth rock) The Shroud (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) The Spiritual Bat (goth rock) The Vanishing (deathrock, death disco, electronic) This Ascension (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) This Mortal Coil (dream pop, goth rock, ethereal wave) Toys Went Berserk (post punk, alternative rock, goth rock) TyLean (dark cello) Unter Null (industrial, ebm, dark electro) Unto Ashes (neofolk, gothic, ethereal, darkwave) Unwoman (cello, ethereal, gothic, electronic) Valentine Wolfe (neovictorian) Vampyre Heart (goth rock, goth metal) Veronica Lipgloss and the Evil Eyes (deathrock, post punk, no wave, synthpunk, avantgarde) Voodoo Church (deathrock, goth rock) Xmal Deutschland (Neue Deutsche Welle, goth rock, new wave) Zadera (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Zeitgeist Zero (gothic, alternative, girly goth)
We must have done something right this month. Not only have we been blessed with new Billie Eilish gem watch, but the young pop sensation has now returned with another new song, COPYCAT, as well as unleashed upon us news of her debut EP. “don’t smile at me” drops worldwide on August 11th via Darkroom / Interscope, and it could easily be one of the most highly anticipated EPs of the year. New song COPYCAT is a dark shadowy brooder much different from early songs like Ocean Eyes. It bristles and seethes, haunts and prowls, just like a cat hunting for prey, save for abeautifully melancholic bridge. We’ll be awaiting that EP. In the meantime, re-visit the pop phenom’s catalog of music on Soundcloud, here.
Little needs to be said to convince anyone of the quality of a song when it involves both 6LACK and BANKS, but let’s attempt to wax poetic over In Between, anyway. It’s a bonus delicacy off of an anniversary re-release of the ATL artist’s debut album, Free 6LACK. In Between is one of three new track, and its combination of 6LACK’s R&B/hip hop with BANKS’ trademark smoky seductive vocals is nothing short of divine. In Betwee’s moody broiling R&B oozes dark brooding, lusty aching vibes. Snag the bonus track from iTunes, here.
Perhaps you missed the news, or perhaps you were blasting that surprise new ZHU EP all weekend long. If you’re of the former group, prepare for a spectacular journey as ZHU, still one of the most innovative and creative Grammy nominated producers of the moment, serves up plenty of his dark sultry, torrid gripping deep dance vibes on stardustexhalemarrakechdreams, which you can stream in full on Soundcloud, here. The four track collection ends with a much teased and long awaited collaboration with legendary British trio NERO named Dreams. An ominous and foreboding beginning invites us into NERO and ZHU’s brilliant composition. It’s as if we’ve entered a medieval cloister and happened upon an ancient ritual. A spell is cast, and we dive head first into the portal that has been summoned. Future and past, modern tech and olden spirituality all collide as we’re surrounded by steely synths and ice cold beats, as well as an endless stream of jolting bass. Dreams is a stellar balance of NERO’s heavy jarring expertise and ZHU’s ever sweltering proficiency. ZHU’s new EP also comes with three vertical music videos directed by Elliot Sellers, which can be viewed via Spotify, here.
It’s not everyday that unreleased Lorde surfaces, much less a collaboration with Yoni Wolf of alt hip hop and indie rock band WHY?, so Sway is a very pleasant surprise. The two linked up on Tumblr before hitting up the studio together. Sway carries the dark fidgeting bewitchment of Lorde’s earlier offerings and some of the mellifluous richness of Melodrama. How it never ended up as an official release on any album eludes me. We gladly sway in the light of the “disco ball” with Lorde.