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NEWS

It's nearly summer...

...and what a spring it's been! Four new singles, our debut album, a remix for Sapphira Vee, two award winning videos, a couple of guest radio DJ takeover slots, our music going on rotation on a wide range of local and national radio stations, loads of airplay, playlistings, reviews, song of the week, a play of our entire video for A Star at Dawn on EmptyVeeTV... See our socials for full details, or read below for some of the highlights.

First up: our latest release! 

Actually, better make that FIVE new singles, as, to accompany this brand new song, we've also remixed and remastered your old favourite, MetaGoth#1. Click the pic and have a listen:

Ever since we released MetaGoth#1 back in 2022, we have been promising to create a MetaGoth#2. We are thrilled to tell you that we have at last done exactly that.

 

At a cracking 165bpm, MetaGoth#1 is a danceable track full of  anger and defiance. As its name suggests, it's a playful take on familiar gothic tropes & sounds, plus a lot of what came after those heady days in the early ‘80s, when the two of us helped, in our own small way, to bring this musical genre into being.

 

Alone (MetaGoth#2) carries on in this same vein. It takes the same riffs and augmented samples that we used to create MetaGoth#1, but this time it broods along at an imperious 61bpm, and hosts a new set of fabulous percussion and vocals, referencing an altogether more melancholic and poetic facet from the postpunk scene. Complimenting this are the lyrics, drawn from that most gothic of writers, Edgar Allan Poe.

 

Have a listen to Alone (MetaGoth#2) alongside MetaGoth#1 and see how many shared samples and sounds you can spot!

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BREAKING NEWS!

The week following the release of Alone (MetaGoth#2) has been absolutely incredible. We've had a ton of airplay, including the special World Goth Day show by excellent Dark Nation Radio. We made it onto the prestigious White Light/White Heat weekly postpunk/darkwave/dark synth tips list. Our full length video is getting a lot of love on YouTube and the socials. We're quite giddy with excitement about all of it! Possibly the best of all, though, is an absolutely glowing review of our debut album, Glimmer, by the utter legend that is Mick Mercer. Among the many lovely things he said: "There’s so much here you can’t get bored. You also unravel more with each listen. Genuinely special." Read the entire review on our REVIEWS page.

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Our first album!

...and we're pretty excited about it! After the recent success of our debut EP, Fuse, we have decided to create another collection. This time, it's a full album containing nine tracks. We’ve called it Glimmer, and it was released on April 6th on all platforms.

Do please have a look at our taster video on YouTube, featuring excerpts from all nine songs. , and, of course, please have a listen to the entire album! Just click the picture below.

You can also check out the terrific pre-release write up that we got from revered online magazine, ReGen, on our REVIEWS page.

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A Star at Dawn

Paving the way for our album Glimmer, we released a wonderful new single in late March. Called A Star at Dawn, it's out now on all platforms. You can listen to the entire track on our MUSIC page, watch the full length video on our VIDEOS page, or just have yourself a little taste right here:

...and speaking of videos, this one has won us our second award of 'Video of the Day' from the excellent online magazine, White Light White Heat! Read what they said on our REVIEWS page.

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Slutty!

Diane has done a remix for darkwave diva Sapphira Vee!

Called Slutty, it's out under the name Bailigero, the new collaborative project of Sapphira and her fellow Joy Thieves comrade, Jim Marcus. Diane is just thrilled to be involved with these incredible people, who do so much to support their fellow artists, while releasing their own excellent, important, provocative, fearless and essential music. Slutty was released on March 28th. Click on the image to find out more, and do click on the names above, as these people and organisations are seriously excellent, and you need to know about them if you don't already.

Read more about The Joy Thieves here. Listen to Slutty  here, and listen to Diane's remix here.

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We're just delighted!

It had long been an ambition of ours to create full length videos for our music, and at last we managed it, creating a video for our January release, Halo, using just an iPhone and an online video edit suite (Lunar Paths: punk AF!).

We were pretty happy with that achievement... and then, our video for Halo was awarded ‘Video of the Day’ by the prestigious online journal White Light White Heat! We also got wonderful write-ups for Halo and for New from the excellent Onyx Music Reviews and Turn Up the Volume. You can read all of these glowing reviews and more on our REVIEWS page, and check out all our reels on our VIDEOS page. Click on this image to watch the Halo video:

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New, feat. Ben Keaton:

In February, we released an alternative Valentines Day song. 🖤 Called New, it features the poetry and spoken word performance of legendary Irish actor Ben Keaton

 

Listen to New on our MUSIC page, or listen and watch the full length video on our YouTube channel, by clicking this image:

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Takeover...

At the end of January, we were invited to take over an episode of Limeygit’s excellent weekly radio show, Much Ado about Bugger All. 

You can listen on MixCloud. 

Our first foray as DJs was such a resounding success that we've been invited back to do another show, and now Diane does a show a month. Watch our socials for updates. 

Click on the photo for the link to the weekly live show.

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We’re playing live!

It’s been our hearts’ desire to take our show on the road, but, what with one of us living in Chicago and the other splitting time between the UK and Greece, it’s proved… tricky! However, a little thing like the Atlantic Ocean isn’t going to stand in the way of our determination. Watch this space for more information, and follow us on our socials for breaking news.

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Compilations

Over the past year, we’ve had the great honour of being selected for several compilation albums, including some released on CD as well as via stream, podcast and download.

Some of these are charity albums for good causes, so do please click on the images, follow the links and consider making a purchase.

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Playlists, Charts and Airplay

Gosh, where to begin!

All around the world, club DJs are playing our music at postpunk, darkwave & goth nights. Silvania, Yeraz, Heartshot and our cover of the Nick Cave classic The Ship Song have all charted on Banks Radio Australia. Lunar Paths was in Dark Soul Radio’s top ten most played artists of 2023, and both the November Highlights and December Monthly Playlist on Dukester Podcasts. Wintermute, Désar and Post Punk World have included us on their fantastic playlists, too.

 

Legend Oisin Lunny of Brighton’s Geek Pie Radio and the mighty Mick Mercer are staunch supporters of our work, as are Sound Obscura, Infectious Unease, Loud Cities and Bleeding Black Hearts. The indefatigable Limeygit has played just about everything we’ve ever released, and we are so honoured to have been invited to do a takeover of his show, Much Ado About Bugger All, on January 29th.

 

Silvania got its first airplay on the BBC in June, and the BBC also played September (in October!). Spotify 2023 Artists Wrapped informs us that we have been added to 233 playlists in the last twelve months—not too shabby for a band that’s just two years old, and yet to play live! Falling Star was included in DJ Cypher’s prestigious So Far, SO GOOD!, a playlist of his favourite forty tracks of the year. Throughout the year, Cypher has included a wide range of our recordings in a host of special shows, such as his Traveler broadcast, and his wonderful Dark Solstice.

We were thrilled to learn that Cypher also chose us for his 2023 Dark Nation Radio Favorite 40. Release the Bats Radio included us in their top 40 Ultimate Playlist for 2023. We were in the festive special edition of Songs of Preys, hosted by Wayne Hussey.

And that was just in December!

From Day One, we’ve been blessed with an abundance of airplay, and we’ve featured in many playlists, top 40s and top 10s. We have listed here just a tiny handful of recent ones.

Please see our Facebook page for details, where we try to repost all of our airplay, chart positions and inclusion on playlists, along with links to the stations, podcasts, MixClouds and so on—if you’re a DJ, blogger or playlist compiler and we’ve missed reposting, then we owe you one, so please get in touch via the relevant platform and we’ll put that right. One good turn deserves another! We are eternally grateful for each and every single play that we get, and we appreciate and adore every last one of you.

While you are visiting our socials, please follow us if you don't already, and please do consider following some of the superb little independent radio channels that have been playing our stuff. You’ll be glad that you did. They are very, very good.

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And finally…

After the success of Shine on SoundCloud, which bagged us close to 20,000 streams, we decided that the time was right to take things to the next level, and so we signed up to Distrokid. This means that you can download, purchase and stream our music from any and all of the major platforms, including SoundCloud and BandCamp. You really are spoiled for choice, and have run out of excuses to not listen to our music morning, noon and night. We also have a YouTube channel, and, of course, we are across all the socials. When you’ve done browsing this site, please use the icons on this page to explore our other platforms, and give us a ❤ and a follow.

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