I've been trying to write a blog post where I tell you about life in May for the past three days, and I've been closing it down in frustration because nothing has been coming out the way I want it to. It feels too much of a challenge. Blogging had been coming so naturally since… Continue reading This Is An Uncomfortable Situation
Hello? Is anyone still there? It's been a long while, I know. I've missed being here, gods, I've really missed it. But May was a whirlwind of a month, and I'm still trying to find my feet after it threw me back down to earth. I want to update you on all that happened –… Continue reading May’s Self-Portraits
As you’ll know, if you’ve read the About Us page, this blog is hosted by me, Katie and Meghan, and we make up the band Cave Mouth. The lyrics on several of the songs that feature on our albums Hex and The Dark Has Teeth are attempts to distil my experience with depression.
As it’sMental Health Awareness Weekin the UK from the 10th to the 16th of May, I thought it would be a good idea to make a playlist featuring these tracks. You’ll notice when you listen that most of the songs have very sparse lyrics because on some days, writing just a few words was all I could manage.
I see Hex and The Dark Has Teeth are gigantic FUCK YOU’S in the face of depression. I hope that, if you’re currently held hostage by ill mental health, these songs might offer some moments of clarity…
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One of my favourite musical discoveries of 2020 was Níundi. Based in Sweden, this ritualistic dark folk/ambient project is made up of Leslie Chepstow andHenry Möller. On the band’s Bandcamp page, they say:‘Níundi is the supercharged atmosphere found between fire and ice. And within this liminal and misty shadow of dark Norse magick, ritual and ancient story can be heard.’
I’ve searched for interviews and features to garner more knowledge about Níundi, but have failed miserably. Either my researching skills are shit, or there’s really nothing to be found, which would be somewhat devastating because if there’s one band which deserves to have reams written about it, it’s Níundi.
I predict that, in time, I’ll write on A Hex On Your Head about all of their songs because everything they’ve made is so enriching and stirring and valuable.
Tap into the power that is imbued within this album! Make…
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I have just realized that it’s been a week, A WEEK since I last posted. That was not intentional, the last seven days were just everywhere and my routine was thrown off-kilter. Today I'm going to let you know about the things that have been getting conjured up creatively and what’s been going on in other corners… Continue reading It’s Been A Heavy Day, But I Have Things To Tell
Okay, it's official, I'm a certified idiot. When I last posted, I said I was going to talk to you about being back on social media once a week had gone by of me being back on social media. Well, as it turns out, I had been back on social media for over a week… Continue reading Being Back On Social Media
I had planned for this post to be a good ol' ramble about how social media is treating me since I returned the other day, but I'm saving it for another time. A: because I want to go a full week before reporting on the pitfalls and positives of being back. And B: because I… Continue reading Just So You Know, Some Wyrd Stuff Is Going On
The other day, I found a rabbit that had been killed by a car. I needed to write about it. Please forgive the formatting...Wordpress is being an arse and not formatting it how I had it laid out in the original document. *Sigh.* Hushed By The Kirbside Rabbit, what happened to your beautiful eye? The… Continue reading Hushed By The Kerbside – A Poem
Okay then folks, here she is, Cave Mouth’s second album The Dark Has Teeth, released by Non Posse Mori Records with artwork by the astounding Asphodel Art. We’ll be putting CD’s up for sale next week along with patches! (I don’t think I’ve shown you the patches yet, have I? They’re fucking beautiful.) I’d be… Continue reading The Dark Has Teeth
Well, what a month March was. Turbulent, to say the least. I thought I’d use this post to share some reflections on what went down in the past four weeks. Excuse me if it isn’t all that well ‘put together,’ but my laptop fan is struggling, and, according to my brother, ‘sounds fucked.’ So concentrating… Continue reading Reflecting On March – A Bittersweet Month