Sounds of October

 We’re back, and this time with some sounds we feel are perfect for the autumnal winds and eerie vibes of Halloween!

From the creepy, pulsating and demonic beats of ‘Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool’ from Editors (make sure to check out the video), to the gothic undertones of our very own Lōwli, this is one playlist guaranteed to bring some chills to your Samhain fest!

Song by Song & a lil bit ’bout the Artists:

1. ‘Eat Raw Meat – Blood Drool’ by Editors

2. ‘A Moment of Stillness’ by God is an Astronaut 

God is an Astronaut are a three-piece band who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland. Currently one of the worlds biggest instrumental bands, they took their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’. The band was formed by twin brothers Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002.

3. ‘It’s Just a Skull’ by Restive Nation

Restive nation are a three-piece electronic rock band from Dublin. Their unique blend of organic and synthetic sounds makes for an extremely textured listening experience. Their style reaches from many influences of industrial, trip hop and electronic genres.

4. ‘Black Cat Bone’ by Laika

5. ‘Crazy Love’ by Chelsea Wolfe

“What I want is to open up. I want to know what’s inside me. I want everybody to open up. I’m like an imbecile with a can opener in his hand, wondering where to begin—to open up the earth. I know that underneath the mess everything is marvelous. I’m sure of it.”
– Henry Miller

6. ‘Love Crime from The Wrath of the Lamb by Brian ReitzellSouixsie Sioux

Love Crime” is a song by Siouxsie. Her first release in eight years was featured in the finale of the TV series Hannibal, broadcast in August 2015. Series creator Bryan Fuller, who had contacted her in November 2014, described the song (composed by Siouxsie with Brian Reitzell) as “epic”.

7. ‘Green Green Grass of Tunnel’ by Mum

Since their foundation in 1998, múm have forged a sublimely bright, warm and rich take on electronica, imprinting it with their own unique sound and character. What sets the band apart from so many of their peers is both their strong, playfully haunted melodies, and sorcerous integration of analogue and digital technologies.

8. ‘Ashes of Time’ by Dystopian Project

The Dystopian Project are an Irish band based in Dublin, formed in Summer 2013. Drawing from a wide and eclectic range of musical influence’s and backgrounds, The Dystopian Project create music to entertain and evoke emotion with energy driven riffs, surrounded by beautiful and haunting soundscapes infused with complex intertwining vocal harmonies.

9. ‘Fallow’ by Lowli

Lōwli is composer/songwriter Roisin Lowry. She began writing music under the name Lōwli at the start of 2016. She has since been creating a distinctive and alternative sound of haunting vocal melodies and enthralling lyrics surrounded by dark, orchestral instrumentation.

10. ‘Une saison en enfer’ by The Underground Youth

The Underground Youth is a British Post-Punk Band from Manchester / Berlin.

11. ‘Headstone’ by Hail The Ghost

HTG are a three-piece indie band from Ireland. The band was formed in January 2014 by actor/singer/songwriter Kieran O’Reilly. The band includes two former members of White McKenzieEamonn Young and Ian Corr. White McKenzie were a six-piece rock band which had also been formed by Kieran O’Reilly but which broke up in late 2012.

12. ‘Youth’ by Daughter

Daughter are an indie folk band from England. Of Irish-Italian parentage, Elena Tonra was raised in Northwood, London, with her older brother, Kieran. Through her Dublin-born grandfather she experienced Traditional Irish Music from an early age. Her interest in music began when she received a copy of the album Grace by Jeff Buckley. After being bullied at school she used writing to “deal emotionally with life”. Changing schools at the age of 12 had a great impact and since then Tonra writes “about things I feel difficult talking about in adulthood.

13. ‘The taste of Blood’ by SQÜRL

SQÜRL is Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch. An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores. In 2013, they collaborated with Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem. He won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for the score of Only Lovers Left Alive at the Cannes Film Festival. An incessantly touring musician, van Wissem studied lute in New York with Patrick O’Brien.

14. ‘The Clock at the Back of the Cage’ by Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer sometimes known as Amanda Fucking Palmer (AFP), is an American singer-songwriter who is the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist of the duo The Dresden Dolls. She performs as a solo artist, and was also one-half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and the lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. Her latest collaboration with Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots brings her back to experimental gothic roots.

15. ‘Manic Depression’ by Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn Liddell better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, violinist, and actress. Autumn’s musical style has been described by her as “Fairy Pop”, “Fantasy Rock” or “Victoriandustrial”. It is influenced by Glam Rock —from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era.

16. ‘The Space In between’ by How to Destroy Angels

HTDA is a musical group consisting of Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor (both from Nine Inch Nails), Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig and Rob Sheridan. The group is named after a 1984 Coil song of the same name.

17. ‘Und Wir Tanzten’ ASP

ASP is a German Gothic metal band from Frankfurt am Main formed in 1999. The name is identical to the pseudonym of the band’s leader Asp (Alexander Spreng), and is pronounced as one word (like the snake). ASP’s lyrics draw the listener into whole other worlds.

18. ‘Wish’ by Nine Inch Nails

19. ‘Distant Satellites’ by Anathema

Anathema are a British rock band from Liverpool. The line-up consists of singers and guitarists Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, their brother Jamie Cavanagh on bass, siblings John and Lee Douglas, respectively drummer and singer, and keyboardist Daniel Cardoso since November 2012.

20. ‘Am I Alone’ by SYLK

SYLK are an electronic duo based in Dublin. Formed in 2016, they showcase a distorted black and white sound along with noise, harmony and visuals while drawing on inspiration from experimental electronic experiences. Controversial. Distortion. Manipulation. SYLK released their self-produced EP ‘nwyr’ APRIL 30th 2017.

21. ‘Hive Mind’ by Mother Mooch

Mother Mooch are a five piece Fuzz Rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their sound has been likened to Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, PJ Harvey and “Alice in Chains with a female singer”, with songs described as having “enough hooks to fill a fisherman’s basket”.

22. ‘Low Pressure Zone’ by Clubroot

Clubroot (born Dan Richmond) is a Dubstep musician located in St. Albans, England. Signed to Lo Dubs, he released his eponymous debut album in 2009. The second album, II – MMX, was released in 2010. His music is often compared by similarity of deep, dark electronic sound with Burial.

23. ‘O Children’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

24. ‘Pretty’ by Kidneythieves

Kidneythieves is an American Industrial rock band, founded in 1998, led by Free Dominguez (vocals) and Bruce Somers (guitar/engineering).

25. ‘Cutting Ice To Show – Live- by Efterklang, Danish National Chamber Orchestra

Efterklang is an Indie rock group from CopenhagenDenmark, formed in December 2000. The name Efterklang comes from the Danish word for “remembrance” or “reverberation.” The three core members are Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer and Rasmus Stolberg.

26. ‘Svenfn-g-englar’ by Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós is an Icelandic experimental rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi‘s falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band’s music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimal aesthetic elements. The band is named after Jónsi’s sister Sigurrós Elín.


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