Music Minute: Ghosts – Japan (1981)

While sitting in our favourite local cafe, Cool Hand of a Girl,  we heard a favourite melody and it reignited our love of gothic new-wave (Not that we’re saying the flame ever went out). We were in fact listening to Japan. Forming in 1974, it would be this band from South London who’d help usher…

Ventriloquy: That, Dummy, Ain’t Funny!

Sometimes the thought of a porcelain doll could make us jump into our bed and hide under the covers.  But today we want to bring attention to the forgotten art of Ventriloquy. Yes, once upon a time, people didn’t just use dolls to instill fear in small children and grown up alike.  There was a time…