My fave performers are: Nox Arcana, Rasputina, The Romanovs Sopor Aeternus, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Agnes Obel, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Loreena McKennit, Inkubus Sukkubus, Jill Tracy, Tom Waits, Siouxie and the Banshees and Adrian von Ziegler. I also listen to some opera and classical.
Sometimes I like relaxing music, sometimes I like dark music.
I used to listen to more metal type music when I was younger, like Moonspell and Cradle of Filth, these days I usually like things with a more moody or old fashioned tone.
Some particular favourites:
Siouxsie and the Banshees- Cities in the Dust- pretty sure I heard this at the first real Goth club I went to. Siouxsie definitely inspires me.
Stevie Nicks- Rhiannon- Stevie is another huge inspiration to me, I love her hippie-witch clothes and sense of freedom and magic. I love the movie Gypsy 83.
Jill Tracy- Evil Night Together
Knock Three Times- Black Tape for a Blue Girl
Rasputina- Transylvanian Concubine. I loved Drusilla in Buffy, like many others I discovered Rasputina when looking up this song.
Rasputina- Gingerbread Coffin
Joy Division- Love Will Tear Us Apart- After I heard this in Donnie Darko- The Director's Cut I went out and got their album. It's not particularly my kind of music though.
Nox Arcana- Shadow of the Raven (Their Poe tribute album). All their stuff is inspiring but this is perfection!
Type O Negative- Love You To Death- I used to be a really big Type O Neg fan. I listen to them much less constantly now but I still love this song. It's from October Rust their most Pagan sounding album.
The Cure- The Lovecats- The first Cure song I really knew. So damn catchy.
The Cure- Charlotte Sometimes
The Cure- Hanging Garden
Loreena McKennit- The Mummer's Dance- I have probably been inspired by her since I saw the movie of The Mists of Avalon. Maybe discovering the two was unconnected, I can't remember. She is amazing. Great to relax or write to. Her music is also very mystical.
Loreena McKennit- The Mystic's Dream
Hannah Fury- Girls that Glitter- I recently discovered her and I love this song. Perfect for glittery girls like me who have a dark side.
Agnes Obel- Riverside- The first Agnes Obel song I heard. She has been part of my life for quite some time, a constant inspiration.
Adrian von Ziegler- Any of his songs. He has amazing playlists on YouTube, great for relaxing, writing, anything!
Sopor Aeternus- The Strangest Thing to Say- I love Anna Varney Cantodea, I think I mentioned once, years ago how I love that she is so unique and never tries to be anything but herself. I love that her music has a bit of a Renaissance sound to it.
Ibeyi- Come To Your River-I heard this song recently and can't get it out of my head
The Deftones- Change in the house of flies- An old favourite- Creepy awesome.
Dead Can Dance- The Host of Seraphim- Transcendent! I think I discovered this band through watching Gypsy 83.
Picture from the movie Gypsy 83