Lucifers Beard release Black & Blue – preview of next album YETI

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By Jordan Mooney

Our dear friends at Lucifers Beard have brought another fine recording to our midst with Black and Blue, from their upcoming release Y E T I. As ever, it promises their finest genre crunching, tossing up a variety of styles, ideas and premises and letting them land point blank in a blender. True to form, it’s impossible to define and defies you to try...

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Fable Cry Release New Music Video – Dead Or Alive (For Now)

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By Jordan Mooney.

Our favourite group of tuneful American gypsy apparitions have brought us another delightful offering with the music video for Dead Or Alive (for now), the latest single from their rather fabulous album, We’ll Show You Where The Monsters Are.

Taking on another beautiful home grown approach, this latest addition to their audiovisual repertoire opts for huge amounts of makeup, stark black and white contrasts, painted backgrounds and, perhaps most strikingly, an utterly bizarre, dreamlike situation o...

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Billiards, Baz, and Rik Mayall – Magic Eight Ball & The Last Of The Old Romantics

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By Jordan Mooney.
Proof reading by Rowan Jackson.

It is rare I find an album on the topic of love to be an interesting listen.

We’ve often bemoaned the influx of fop-haired tits with acoustic guitars crooning about a lass they saw on a bus, and this continues – in some form or another – to be a regular submission to the Webzine.

So when one sees a piece labelling itself as raising a glass for the ‘Old Romantics’, you can’t help but being drawn in a tad; the evocative title will attract any man who thinks he can carr...

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Whatever Happened To PHOO ACTION? A Retrospective And Study

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Disclaimer: This piece is written to be largely humorous. No offence is intended to the sort of people who get angry at web writers. We are huge fans of Jamie Hewlett, Damon Albarn, Gorillaz, Tank Girl etc. etc. etc. and do not need reminding how brilliant they all are. Thank you.

By Jordan Mooney.

Jamie Hewlett has, since the early days of his work such as Tank Girl and Hewligan’s Haircut cropping up in the likes of 2000AD and Deadline during the 90s, been a cult comic creator worthy of a coffee-table book...

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PRETTY ADDICTED Unveil new Music Video, ‘Mania’!

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We’ve had some great music videos arrive with Cat on the Wall lately in the wake of our surprisingly popular ‘Nine Music Videos‘ feature – and one of them is from legendary London Goth-Dance-Kinksters Pretty Addicted.

This is a group with a reputation that proceeds them, and, for the uninitiated, this is a perfect example as to why. Trippy, sexual visuals, garish colours, fire and a man in a rabbit costume humping some stairs...

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Our 9 Favourite Music Videos of the Last 365 Days – The Official Cat on the Wall Roundup

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By Jordan Mooney.
With thanks to Gina Clark, NES Game consultant… (all shall be revealed!)

Having originally been a promotional tool for such exotic things as television broadcast, the industry and market for music videos has very much transcended into video hosting websites giving a couple of hundred views; videos are cheaper to make than ever (unless you pull all of the stops out and produce something a bit mental) and, as a result, a lot of groups (mainly built of teenagers singing about exes in their undersized ...

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Purpleman launches crowdfunding campaign for 3rd Syrian Toy Mission

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For our interview with Purpleman – and, coincidentally, Jordan’s first ever feature when he took over the ‘zine in 2013, click HERE!

Our dear, violet-hued friend from the streets of York – the inimitable Purpleman – launched his indiegogo campaign today for the ‘Syrian Toy Mission’ – a campaign to provide thousands of children disaffected by the horrors of war in Syria with something to cuddle for the Christmas season.

Purpleman, whom many of you will know from York’s famous streets, has brought smiles, awe and happ...

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Whitby Goth Weekend – Hallowe’en 2015 (Part Two – Saturday 31st October)

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By Jordan Mooney.
Photos by Zhaos Photography
With thanks to Rowan Jackson for proofreading.
Extra thanks to Alexa De Strange and everybody behind the scenes.
CAT ON THE WALL CREW: Jordan, Matthew, Kane, Eddie, Ross

Disclaimer – for the purposes of transparency: For October 2015 I’ve been made the PR Scribe for Whitby Goth Weekend; a paid position promoting the line up to independent and online press...

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Whitby Goth Weekend – Hallowe’en 2015 (Part One – Friday 30th October)

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By Jordan Mooney.
Photos by Zhaos Photography
With thanks to Rowan Jackson for proofreading.
Extra thanks to Jo, Louise, Paul, Shelley and Chris.
CAT ON THE WALL CREW: Jordan, Matthew, Kane, Eddie, Ross

Disclaimer – for the purposes of transparency: For October 2015 I’ve been made the PR Scribe for Whitby Goth Weekend; a paid position promoting the line up to independent and online press...

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Evil Dead: The Musical; 28/10/2015, Mayo Performing Arts Center

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While Cat on the Wall is feverishly penning our ever-important review of Whitby Goth Weekend, our dear chum across the pond, Michal Bajer, steps in to provide a glimpse to perhaps the bloodiest stage show in the world: Evil Dead: The Musical.

Necronomicon ex Mortiis, roughly translated, “Book of the Dead.” The book served as a passageway to the evil worlds beyond. It was written long ago, when the seas ran red with blood. It was this blood that was used to ink the book. In the year thirteen hundred A.D...

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