You The Living : top 10 favourite Goth and dark albums











You The Living are one of LTW’s favourite new bands.




After we saw them play with the Membranes we described them as…

You The Living create massive dark, melancholic slabs and washes  of sexy dark pop. Some would say Goth, some would say shoe gaze but some would be able to hear something stunning and original going on here. With their whispered vocals and intense ice cold slabs of guitar in the background this is a band creating something very. very special. – See more here.

They are also massive music fans and sent us their top 10 dark albums that changed their world.


1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In
I got married to this album, despite it actually being pretty much full of death, misery and blood! No other songwriter has forced me to up my game as much as Nick Cave, and he’s on full narrative form here; there’s a reason why “Red Right Hand” has been in every horror film worth its salt. “Do You Love Me?” is perfection – both parts.

Do You Love Me:

Number 2 in You The Living’s top 10 favourite albums is here

Previous articleYou The Living : top 10 Goth/dark albums : number 10
Next articlethoughts whilst watching Julien Temples The Clash New Years Day 1977 at the Roxy documentary
Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here