Quotes Of The Depressed

It's been...a day. I wanted to write to you about several things today; a fountain pen, a poppet made of human hair the Finnish folk/black metal project Wyrd. But my trusted words failed me and left me spending much of the afternoon coiled around my pillow blasting myself with rays from my light therapy lamp.… Continue reading Quotes Of The Depressed

Music To Come Back To Life To

I wanted to tell you about this song three days ago, but every time I sat down to write about it, words failed me. They're failing me now. Thanks to my depression/medication stealing away my creativity, I'm finding it impossible to express myself. But, I really need to share the song Ei Kuule Emo Minua… Continue reading Music To Come Back To Life To

I’m Not Ok

I'm quietly freaking out at the moment. I'm sick, sick to death of coming to the end of each day and asking myself, 'well, what was that for?' I've reduced my sertraline over the past two weeks, and while the fog has dispersed slightly, I'm still struggling to feel, I'm struggling to create, I'm struggling… Continue reading I’m Not Ok

Celebrate Samhain With Cave Mouth

To celebrate Samhain, my band Cave Mouth has released a new EP... a small pocketbook of folk horror and silver tongue sonnets. A dark fairy tale spiriting those away to enchanting landscapes of yore. Brimming with forest speak and incantations, wrapped up by the dead tree refuge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cQZCOXqxEE But that's not all! We also have… Continue reading Celebrate Samhain With Cave Mouth

Interview : Artist Sigrid Rødli

When I first encountered the art of Sigrid Rødli, my life was bleak. Very little could lift me out of my pit of despair...but Sigrid's art managed. Her artistic style lifted my mood and her experimentation with different mediums nurtured my own curious and creative spirit. I soon found myself prompted to embrace art again,… Continue reading Interview : Artist Sigrid Rødli

Review : Suspira Magazine – The Monster Issue

When I found out that Dreadful Press - the home to the astoundingly good Sabat Magazine - were putting out another publication, I was on it like a whippet. Sadly, at the time of the launch of Suspira : The Monster Issue, I was skint (it's a running theme this, folks) and didn't have the… Continue reading Review : Suspira Magazine – The Monster Issue

Sound Of The Day : Horzines Stara

It was by pure, glorious chance that I happened upon French musical outfit Horzines Stara today. Thank you Bandcamp! I know zilch about this project...yet, but I DO know that I'm infatuated with Wayfaring Stranger, an American folk tune from the early 19th Century and the first track from their EP Ces Voûtes. The vibes… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Horzines Stara

Wyrd Words Book Club : We Don’t Go Back

Of all the titles of all the books I've read this year (nearing 60 now) I think We Don't Go Back is my favourite. And the cover...THE COVER YOU GUYS! Normally I'm not one for overly colourful cover art, but this has all the right feels. I'm racing to finish The Familiars by Stacey Halls… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : We Don’t Go Back

Mind In The Dark : Good Things That Have Happened This Weekend

One of the things that I don’t think many people know about me is that I live in a constant state of severe anxiety. It affects pretty much every moment of my waking and sleeping (yes, it gets me in my dreams too) life. The moments when I don’t feel suffocated by the pressure of… Continue reading Mind In The Dark : Good Things That Have Happened This Weekend