TALK – The Art of Darkness, The History of Goth: John Robb in Conversation with Julie Weir

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2023

‘The Art Of Darkness - The History of Goth’  
John Robb in Conversation with Julie Weir 
Sunday 2nd September
Market Place

The first major and the only  comprehensive overview of Goth music and culture and its lasting legacy. John Robb discusses his new book The Art Of Darkness with lifelong goth, Julie Weir. Julie is label Head at Music for Nations at Sony Music, resurrecting the legendary Rock and Metal label as a frontline label signing new, exciting artists, as well as working with legendary names.

They will explore the context that created the enduring scene in the post-punk period of bands like Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Cure, The Damned, Nick Cave, Southern Death Cult, Einstruzende Neubauten, Bauhaus, Killing Joke, Throbbing Gristle, Danielle Dax, Lydia Lunch and many more. 

Robb’s book covers the styles the music and the clubs and the political and social conditions that spawned the culture and is also a first-hand account of being there at the gigs and clubs that made the scene happen.

Pre-orders available HERE