It is the 21st anniversary of the Whitby Goth Weekend this coming weekend, so let's go Goth for this post. The argument will rage until the end of time as to what counts as Goth music nowadays, by the way, and I'm sure it could well flare up again as a result of this post!
It's a rather different Tuesday Ten this week. In honour of the twentieth anniversary of the still-brilliant Empire Records - and that it's Rex Manning Day tomorrow (08-April), the day the film is set on - I'm looking at bands that don't exist. Or, at least, were made up for each film in question...
Another tough month, balanced out by a number of good moments that all-in reduced the amount of time I had to write about music. I've consumed more than enough (and been sent a fair bit, too), mind, and the result was this weeks Tracks of the Month, where I actually had far more than ten songs I wanted to feature - but with only limited time to write, I'm sticking with ten.
Thanks to the assistance of a mutual friend, I was able to get in touch with Jesse McClear of Heavy Water Factory - for me, at least, 2015s most surprising industrial (actually, music in general) return.
It was Crufts over the weekend, and I have a partner who is obsessed with Dalmatians. So what else to write about this week, but dogs...but I had to paws for a while to get enough songs (with thanks to Daisy and Alex for assisting there).