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Goth or Not? – Band Spot-Light: She Wants Revenge

Just a warning that the video clip is borderline heart-breaking with issues relating to transgendered people.

They’ve toured with Depeche Mode and state their primarily source of inspiration as Joy Division; it’s not hard to figure I loved this band from the first moment I stumbled upon True Romance. Granted, if you don’t like bands with a repetitive sound you might want to listen to She Want’s Revenge sparingly, because they aren’t the kind of band that experiments way out of their comfort zone (a la Dead Can Dance). Far more electronic than your traditional Trad-Goth but it certainly combines Ian Curtis-esque vocals with Depeche Mode bleepy sounds – but not too electronic, don’t worry!

What’s your vote? Goth or not?

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  1. May 26, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    I would say they are Goth. In the aspect of their more darker lyrical content. There is one lyric from a song of theirs which escapes me, "Dirty fishnets and bright red lips. My favorite type." and that always makes me think the singer has a soft side for Goth girls. If you have not heard their cover of "Love My Way"…oh my goodness..complete eargasm!

  2. May 26, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    I agree with Violet, they sound pretty goth to me. Both the music and the singer's voice also remind me of another goth band, but unfortunately I can't put my finger on their name at the moment.

  3. May 27, 2014 / 8:37 am

    I too love this band and especially the song Tear You Apart! I think the dark electronic sounds and slightly twisted lyrics are goth or at least something many goths would like and acknowledge that this band has qualities that are also associated with the goth subculture too. ^^

  4. May 27, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    I saw this band when they were touring with Peter Murphy in 2011! Whether they're goth or not doesn't really matter to me. They're a good band regardless. They're dark yet catchy, and the first time I heard "Tear You Apart," the intro reminded me of "Bela Lugosi's Dead."

  5. June 1, 2014 / 9:25 am

    Definitely Goth, they sounds brilliant.
    Dropping by from MMM 🙂

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