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Posts Tagged ‘goth’

O.Children – Interview

Interview with a darkly-influenced band, weaving a web of gothic rock and noise

Written by Ian Steadman



The first thing that you'll notice about O.Children is that voice. Their singer sounds like he's singing from the crypt - hell, the whole band sound like they're howling from some horrible netherworld. Their indebtedness to the production style of the late 80s is clear (just stick on 'Floodland' by the Sisters of Mercy to see exactly how much), but their sound owes just as much to more modern exponents of shoegaze and noise rock.

An introductory note here: When I first 'got' music, when it became something more than a tinny backing tune on the radio on the school run, it was the 80s that I fell in love with. I would stay up late listening the epic squall that opens Bauhaus' 'In The Flat Field' over and over again; or I'd search the web for grainy videos of Joy Division performing before they were canonical; or I'd even stay to the very end of Nick Cave's solo set at… read more

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