May 20th, 2013

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Music Monday: Virtue

I've been keeping an eye on the band XII for a while. Being fronted by John Carter, who was Fields of the Nephilim's bassist for a number of years, and who (uncredited) appears to have played most of the instruments on their Mourning Son album, you'd expect them to know how to rock. They seem to have had a few troubles getting things in gear, with not much beyond a couple of tantalizing live clips surfacing over the past couple of years. However, they've gotten things together in a rather spectacular way and released a single and video for the song, "Virtue".

It's gothy, it's catchy, and in the video the guitarist has clearly upped the ante in goth hats with some fetching barbed wire. Check it out - this one goes to Twelve:
la la la, not listening

Jeez, there's only a handful of worthwhile bands in this scene anyway, could we quit backstabbing?

I appear to have had a couple of comments deleted off a particular goth rock band's Facebook fan page for having the temerity to gently suggest that perhaps we could refrain from trash talking another goth band's album until it's been released and, you know, we've actually had a chance to listen to it.

Great Cthulhu, it's like being back in high school, when I got an incredible amount of crap for liking The Sisters of Mercy and The Mission U.K. at the same time. Haven't we all grown up at all since then?