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John Robb

The Art Of Darkness: A History Of Goth

*signed* book - £14.99 | Buy
Robb’s vast knowledge of multitudinous subcultures comes into its own on this abyssal dive into the dark well of Goth.
Lol Tolhurst

Goth: A History

Limited *SIGNED* hardback book - £25.00 | Buy
hardback book - £25.00 | Buy
This exposition on Goth from The Cure’s former drummer does far more than just explore his own band’s influence.
Season of the Witch

Cathi Unsworth

Season of the Witch

Nine Eight Books
  • *signed* hardback book

    (signed bookplate)

    Released: 12th May 2023

  • hardback book

    Released: 11th May 2023


An intimate, yet epic portrait of one of the most enduring subcultures that music has to offer.

Unsworth unspools her experiences, aligning the burgeoning cult of Goth with the dissolute politics of the day, drawing a particularly potent parallel with Goth’s rise and that of Margaret Thatcher.

A deliciously dark, detailed and consistently alluring read.” - Buzz Mag

The first book to cover in-depth and from an insider's perspective the inception and rise of goth - one of the world's most enduringly popular musical subcultures. Forty years since its inception, author Cathi Unsworth provides the first comprehensive overview of the music, context and lasting legacy of goth. This is the story of how goth was shaped by the politics of the era - from the miners' strikes and privatisation to the Troubles and AIDS - as well as how its rock 'n' roll outlaw imagery and innovative, atmospheric music cross-pollinated throughout Britain and internationally, speaking to a generation of alienated youths.