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 […]


Nil By Mouth 2 Sessions – tickets winner


…and the winner of the ticket giveaway is… Rachel As for the rest, thank you all for taking part. There’s only a week to go to the event. For info about tickets you can visit the Facebook event page here.  


Interview: Esben & The Witch


Their sound has been described as a dark fairytale set to music and now they’re set to perform in Malta as part of this year’s Nil By Mouth sessions. Interview with guitarist and keyboardist Thomas Fisher.   Esben and The Witch are credited with bringing the genre of goth back into the mainstream. Not that […]


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 […]


Playlist: getting ready for the Nil By Mouth sessions

It’s the week many have been waiting for as the coming weekend hits all the right  music spots. Following my interviews with Italy’s Eimog and Edinburgh’s Discopolis – not to mention a very well received blog giveaway – it’s time to listen to the real thing. You can get in the mood – like I am […]


Interview: Discopolis

They were asked to play in top indie festival T In The Park  after a mere two singles and they’re being widely touted as the next  stars in electronica. They will also be playing live in Malta next month. Meet David Lloyd, Laurie Corlett-Donald and Fergus Cook, “three young whippersnappers from Edinburgh” – aka Discopolis. […]


And the winner is…

A big thank you to all those who took part in the Nil By Mouth Sessions blog giveaway! The competition came to an end today and the lucky winner is…drumroll please… Daniel. Apparently karma really wanted him to have these tickets because Dan was nice enough to also subscribe to my blog which means his name […]