Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/14/21)

The Cure’s Robert Smith

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers.


Cocteau Twins, “Musette and Drums” (Head Over Heels)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Valentine” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
The Damned, “Love Song” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
Love and Rockets, “Rain Bird” (Earth, Sun Moon)
Christian Death, “The Blue Hour” (Catastrophe Ballet)
Kate Bush, “Oh to Be in Love” (The Kick Inside)
Rowland S. Howard, “Sleep Alone” (Teenage Snuff Film)
Nina Hagen, “Dread Love” (Nunsexmonkrock)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Blue Water” (Revelations)
Douglas J. McCarthy, “Move On” (Kill Your Friends)
Assemblage 23, “Mortuary” (Early, Rare & Unreleased 1988-1998)
Lead Into Gold, “The Sweetest Kiss” (Low and Slow)
Ministry, “Stigmata” (The Land of Rape and Honey)

The Gun Club, “Preaching the Blues” (Fire of Love)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Drop” (Automatic)
The Cure, “A Night Like This” (The Head on the Door)
The Psychedelic Furs, “Dumb Waiters” (Talk Talk Talk)
My Bloody Valentine,“Soon” (Loveless)
Ultra Vivid Scene, “Special One” (Joy 1967-1990)
Pale Saints, “Blue Flower” (In Ribbons)
Curve, “Missing Link” (Cuckoo)
Catherine Wheel, “Black Metallic” (Ferment)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “All That Jazz” (Crocodiles)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “On Another Day” (Feeding the Flame)
The Creatures, “Fury Eyes” (Boomerang)
The Mission, “Dancing Barefoot” (Live) (The First Chapter)
Asylum Party, “Play Alone” (Borderline)

Bauhaus, “Of Lilies and Remains” (Mask)
Joy Division, “The Eternal” (Closer)
Bill Pritchard, “Grey Parade” (The Death of Bill Posters)
Iron Curtain, “Love Can Never Die” (Desertion 1982-1988)
The Comsat Angels, “I’m Falling” (7 Day Weekend)
Half Man Half Biscuit, “Reasons to Be Miserable (Part 10)” (Back Again in the DHSS)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Melt” (A Kiss in the Dreamhouse)
Depeche Mode, “To Have and to Hold” (Music For the Masses)
Front 242, “GVDT” (Geography)
Skinny Puppy, “Dig It” (The Singles Collect)
Simple Minds, “I Travel” (Empires and Dance)
The Chameleons, “Tears” (Strange Times)
David Sylvian, “Orpheus” (Secrets of the Beehive)
Snake Corps, “Save My Heart” (Flesh on Flesh)
The Smiths, “Unloveable” (Louder Than Bombs)


Got a request? To be considered for next week’s show, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday. Requests will be considered as long as they fit the show’s format and generally within the 1stWave era — and provided the host doesn’t harbor an intense dislike of the song. 





  1. Can you dig up “To Me You Are a Work of Art” by Morrissey for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? I’d like to dedicate it to my BF Lu Cifer. Thanx!

  2. Excellent Valentine’s darkwave tonight! Goodnight!

  3. Thx so much for playing my last week‘s request Bill Pritchard.

    Can you also play „Firefly in the night“ by Rupert Hine?


  4. Great choices of tunes for this special evening!

    Here’s some possible DW requests –

    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Hand on Heart
    Cabaret Voltaire – Don’t Argue


  5. Great Valentine’s show. Hour 3 killed it. Have a good one.

  6. The House of Love “Christine”

    Great show tonight, Catherine Wheel was unexpected but thoroughly enjoyed

    Thx Matt

  7. Great show! My boyfriend Steve and I listen together every Sunday – and next Sunday is his birthday…could I request you play him some Blasphemous Rumours by Depeche Mode please?
    Or he’d love to hear some Alien Sex Fiend or Helios Creed.

  8. Gonna throw out another request for goodbye horses by q lazzarus

  9. Thanks so much for playing my request for David Sylvian. Really appreciate that this show exists since it’s about the only show on 1st wave that plays David Sylvian or Japan.

    Anyway, I’ve got another request for the show. How about playing some Recoil? I’d love to hear “Shunt” or “Drifting.” Thanks so much.

  10. Loved hearing Rowland S Howard last night! Requesting 1919 “Dream” for next show, thanks Matt!

  11. Brilliant set as always!

  12. Yet another excellent show, Matt! Thank you for playing my request for The Sisters of Mercy.

  13. If you could play Louise by Clan of Xymox please


  14. I would like Just One Kiss , that would be my Cure


  15. Thank you so much for playing my Siouxsie and XD requests! And that Chameleons song is one of my all-time favorites.

    In paying my respects to the season and weather this week, any one of the following would be most welcome on next week’s show –

    The Cure – Cold
    Joy Division – Ice Age
    The Creatures – Exterminating Angel
    Echo and the Bunnymen – Yo Yo Man (or Nocturnal Me)
    Lycia – Everything Is Cold
    Sisters of Mercy – Driven Like The Snow
    Yaz – Winter Kills

    Thank you : – )

  16. 2 requests
    Adrian Borland – we are the night
    Lords of the new church –
    hey tonight

  17. For next week

    The Sound – Missiles
    Blancmange – Game Above my Head
    C.C.C.P – American- Soviets
    Ministry Destruction
    New Order – The Him

  18. The Field Mice : I Can See Myself Alone Forever

  19. Matt. Honestly, couldn’t decide which hour was best.
    All three were top shelf. Would like you to consider Monaco – What Do You Want From Me.

  20. Higher than the Sun- Primal Scream

  21. Hearing Catherine wheel and curve back to back with an extra special treat thanks.

  22. Any chance you can sneak in Violet Town by The Church?

  23. Can you play, play for today by the cure

  24. Chris Swanson

    Crowds – Bauhaus

  25. Did anyone notice that Ken requested The Comsat Angels? Real Genius nerd out moment.

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