• Misc
    Cat on the Wall Guide: Ten Places for Food and Drink in Whitby

    With 2017 marking the fourth year since we discovered Whitby Goth Weekend – and the delights of Whitby itself – Cat on the Wall and its team of experts now feel confident in giving tips for visitors to the seaside town. Whitby has many local delicacies – seafood (particularly served with chips) is of course […]

  • Interviews
    Baz Francis of Magic Eight Ball announces Solo LP – Interview

    The last time we spoke to the multi-talented, nattily dressed Baz Francis – frontman and chief creator of heavy-power-rock-pop outfit, Magic Eight Ball, he was telling us all about his vast adventures in a turbulent landscape of Rik Mayall, romance and a bit of well-placed cynicism. Since then, well, it’s all been kicking off – […]

  • Live Reviews
    Whitby Goth Weekend – November 2016, Part Two

    By Jordan Mooney. (Alias Lord Froggy of Twixington.) Photographs by Zhaos Photography. Proofreading by Lydia Byron. The Cat on the Wall crew™ is: Jordan Mooney, Matthew Sambrook, Kane Foster, Eddie Eales and Ross Eales. With thanks to Paul, Shelley, and everybody to work the Spa Pavilion over such a hectic weekend. NIGHT ONE – NIGHT […]

  • Live Reviews
    Whitby Goth Weekend – November 2016, Part One

    By Jordan Mooney. (Alias Lord Froggy of Twixington.) Photographs by Zhaos Photography. Proofreading by Lydia Byron. The Cat on the Wall crew™ is: Jordan Mooney, Matthew Sambrook, Kane Foster, Eddie Eales and Ross Eales. With sincerest thanks to Magenta Moon, Louise Street, Midjet Jem and Jo Hampshire. NIGHT ONE – NIGHT TWO – ABBEY WHARF […]

  • Reviews
    The Last Cry – Goodbye – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Proof-read by Lydia Byron. The Last Cry are one of many bands we first witnessed at Whitby Goth Weekend – and we’ve always lauded them for the sheer emotion, and for that immersive, heart rending capability of their output on stage. To see frontman Andrew Birch opening himself up on stage – […]

  • Reviews
    Hands Off Gretel – Burn the Beauty Queen – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Where does one go for a new sight? Or a new taste? A new sound? We’ve often theorised that the best place is Whitby Goth Weekend, and it’s at the Spa in April 2016 that we first met the impenetrable power of Hands Off Gretel. Now, the Riotous, raucous and unhinged opus […]

  • Live Reviews
    Whitby Goth Weekend – April 2016, Part Two

    By Jordan Mooney. Photography by Zhaos Photography. The Cat on the Wall Crew is: Jordan Mooney, Kane Foster, Eddie Eales, Ross Eales, Matthew Sambrook With thanks to Jo, Jem, Magenta, Tim, Rowan and Trash. Much love!   We’ve sorted out most of our pre-ramble in Friday’s review – so I think it is only right […]

  • Live Reviews
    Whitby Goth Weekend – April 2016, Part One

    By Jordan Mooney. Photographs by Zhaos Photography. The Cat on the Wall Crew is: Jordan Mooney, Kane Foster, Eddie Eales, Ross Eales, Matthew Sambrook With thanks to Shelley, Paul, Karla and Brad. Much love! It’s time once again; we’re rolling at a painfully slow pace through Yorkshire countryside towards Whitby. On a stuffy, crowded, half-deceased […]