Review: Nil By Mouth Sessions II

The Shark. Photography by Chris Vella.

The second edition of the Nil By Mouth Sessions saw a packed house at V-Gen in Paceville, and no wonder, given that this year’s line-up was nothing short of impressive. The two-day-long festival, organised by Hairyamp, opened on October 5 with a spirited performance by the local The Violent Violets. Interesting sound with quite a […]


CD review: Esben and The Witch, Violet Cries


This review was published on The Sunday Times. Fairly or unfairly, goth is considered something of a pariah in the more – how can I put this delicately? – refined music circles. There are, of course,  the more ‘socially acceptable’ brands within the genre. Bands like Siouxie & The Banshees, The Cure and now, Esben […]


Nil by Mouth Sessions II

Nil By Mouth 2012

  It’s happening, it’s official, Hairyamp have released the official line-up for the second edition of the Nil by Mouth festival, which will hit us on October 5 and 6 and V-Gen, Paceville. The first edition, as you’ll recall, was one hell of a music weekend, with Italian post-rock outfit Eimog and Scottish wonderboys Discopolis […]


Gemma Ray mesmerises


The lady means business and you can see that by the way she has managed to turn a rather hefty knife into a guitar accessory. We better applaud, I thought to myself. This is one woman you don’t want to piss off. But in the end the applause came fast and loud – as did the […]


So tonight we rock V-Gen…


Kids, here’s the deal – 3 for the price of 1. I’m talking about tonight’s gig (yay Hairyamp), in case you didn’t notice. If you didn’t notice…seriously?? Where were you the past 3 or 4 posts, you slackers? So –  V-Gen is the word, moshing (& surfing) is the game. We got: Clandestines – if […]