Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 24, 2022 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/24/22)

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry | Photo by Paul Cox

“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.


Alien Sex Fiend, “E.S.T. (Trip to the Moon)” (Acid Bath)
The Cure, “All I Want” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Doctor Jeep” (Vision Thing)
Breathless, “Every Road Leads Home” (The Glass Bead Game)
Modern English, “Life in the Gladhouse” (Life in the Gladhouse)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Her Way of Praying” (Automatic)
Love and Rockets, “Holiday on the Moon” (Express)
Concrete Blonde, “Still in Hollywood” (Concrete Blonde)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Spinning Round” (Paint Your Wagon)
Ministry, “I Wanted to Tell Her” (With Sympathy)
Nine Inch Nails, “Kinda I Want To” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Chris and Cosey, “Synaesthesia” (Pagan Tango)
John Foxx, “Underpass” (Metamatic)

Stiff Little Fingers, “Suspect Device” (Inflammable Material)
Penetration, “Don’t Dictate” (Don’t Dictate)
The Nuns, “Suicide Child” (The Nuns)
Wipers, “No Fair” (Youth of America)
The Damned, “Neat Neat Neat” (Peel Session) (Damned Damned Damned)
The Smiths, “Well I Wonder” (Meat is Murder)
Kate Bush, “Coffee Homeground” (Lionheart)
Rash of Stabbings, “Faulter” (Doctor Death’s Vol. I: Cette Enfant Me Fia Mourir)
The Sound, “Red Paint” (All Fall Down)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Sin In My Heart” (Juju)
Peter Murphy and Trent Reznor, “Warm Leatherette” (Live in Boston)
Lard, “Mate Spawn and Die” (The Last Temptation of Reid)
Revolting Cocks, “Attack Ships on Fire” (Big Sexy Land)
Front Line Assembly, “Provision” (Caustic Grip)
Pailhead, “Man Should Surrender” (Side Trax)

Depeche Mode, “Lie to Me” (Some Great Reward)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Lips Like Sugar” (12-Inch Mix) (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Morrissey, “I Can Have Both” (Maladjusted)
The Mission, “Wasteland” (Live) (The Mission at the BBC)
Joy Division, “Atmosphere” (Heart and Soul)
Section 25, “Looking From a Hilltop” (From the Hip)
Cocteau Twins, “Beatrix” (Treasure)
Au Pairs, “Tongue in Cheek” (Stepping Out of Line)
Bauhaus, “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight” (Burning From the Inside)
Killing Joke, “Tomorrow’s World” (Killing Joke)
Poésie Noire, “Deja Vu” (Love Is Colder Than Death)
The Cassandra Complex, “(In Search Of) Penny Century” (In Search of Penny Century)
Clan of Xymox, “Blind Hearts” (Blind Hearts)


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 “White Love (Radio Mix)” by One Dove for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  2. My request for next week is Micro Chip League – New York
    Great show tonight!

  3. Your show is always one of the highlights of my week! I’d like to request “Poledo” by Dinosaur Jr. Thank you!

  4. Great show as always! Birthday dedication for myself for Sunday so how about Black Celebration from Depeche Mode

  5. Great set, Matt. Thanks for Section 25.

    Can you play “Of Lilies and Remains” by Bauhaus for me next week?

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Adriana Perez

    Beat Happening “Our Secret”. 1st time I heard this song was on Dark Wave a few yrs ago. I haven’t heard them on Sirius XM since or anywhere else until I was watching “Reservation Dogs” on AMC.

  7. Great show again tonight Matt! Loved hearing the classic NIN. I was actually going to request something off the Pretty Hate Machine album, but you beat me to it. So instead, I’d like to request “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” by Assemblage 23, please. Thanks much!

  8. Awesome show! Would enjoy some Einstürzende Neubauten, possibly Fuerio if you have it. Thanks!!

  9. Thanks for the Wipers and Rash of Stabbings cuts. Those plus the Sound, Stiff Little Fingers, and that industrial block at the end made Hour 2 the winner for me this week.

    Not sure if Bill Pritchard is entirely acceptable, but if so would like to request either “Better to Be Bitter” or “Black Souls Under White Skies” on a future episode please.

    Love the show. Thanks for doing it. Have a great week.

  10. That was quite a set list, Matt. A really nice variety of songs. Anything off Pretty Hate Machine and Juju are going to be winners.

    Don’t have a specific request but could you play anything from Danielle Dax. Literally anything, you pick. Thanks.

  11. Hi Matt! Another stellar playlist! A lot of variety! Thank you for the DM. ◉‿◉
    Some possible suggestions for next time:

    PWEI/NIN – Wise Up, Sucker
    Jesus and Mary Chain – Something I Cant Have
    Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen

  12. The Killers – Shadowplay

  13. <3 shoegaze set <3

  14. How about some Diamanda Galas?

  15. Haven’t posted on here in a long while but I’ve nevertheless been tuning in and keeping up with playlists. Each week has been phenomenal! Am always finding something new to listen to because of this show. So thanks for that! Loved hearing the tracks from John Foxx, Depeche Mode, the Damned, Kate Bush, and Joy Division.

    Would love to hear either “Miss the Girl” or “Right Now” from the Creatures on a future show. Thanks a lot!

  16. Enjoyed the punk block!

    Here are some requests –

    Galaxie 500 – Ceremony
    The Cult – Hollow Man


  17. Constantine

    Can I request a shoegaze remake of a psychedelic classic:

    Some Velvet Morning by Slowdive


  18. Great show, Matt! Thanks for playing Atmosphere by Joy Division on Sunday night.

    May I request

    Waves Become Wings – This Mortal Coil

  19. Wonderful episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Smiths, “Well I Wonder”

    “Do you see me when we pass?”

  20. How about some blind mr jones, spooky vibes

    Great show as always Matt!


  21. Hey Matt,
    Wondering if you can only play what’s available to stream or do you dig into your own collections? Anyhow, I was wondering if you had anything from Intermix, the side project of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber.

  22. Christianne McCall

    Not sure if this is on the rotation but would like to hear Alphaville – Big In Japan for my daughter who is on a plane moving to Japan as this show airs. Thanks!

  23. Great set of bands that I never heard before! (Stiff Little Fingers, Penetration, The Nuns, Wipers, etc.)
    How about “New Toy” by Lene Lovich sometime?

  24. Great set this week, Matt!
    Below are my requests for…whenever
    Prayers for Rain by The Cure
    Night Shift by Siouxsie & the banshees
    More by Sisters of Mercy

  25. I would like to request Coitus Interruptus by Fad Gadget.

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