Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — January 15, 2023 at 10:52 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/15/23)

Cocteau Twins | 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.


Cocteau Twins, “Iceblink Luck” (Heaven Or Las Vegas)
Christian Death, “Figurative Theater” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Eyeless in Gaza, “Seven Years” (Photographs as Memories)
Inca Babies, “Big Jugular” (Rumble)
James Ray and the Performance, “A New Kind of Assassin” (Merciful Releases 1986-1989)
Siousxie and the Banshees, “Candyman” (Tinderbox)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Bombers Bay” (Echo & The Bunnymen)
The Danse Society, “Somewhere” (Seduction)
The Armoury Show, “Castles in Spain” (Waiting for the Floods)
Killing Joke, “Eighties” (Live) (BBC In Concert)
Nine Inch Nails, “Suck” (Broken)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Do You Fear (For Your Child)” (I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits)
En Esch, “Confidence” (Confidence)
Ministry, “Flashback” (Land of Rape and Honey)

The Sisters of Mercy, “Detonation Boulevard” (Vision Thing)
The Mission, “Wake (RSV)” (The First Chapter)
Love and Rockets, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” (Earth, Sun, Moon)
The Damned, “Plan 9 Channel 7” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
Martin L. Gore, “In a Manner of Speaking” (Counterfeit EP)
Adrian Borland, “We Are the Night” (Cinematic)
He Said, “ABC Dicks Love” (Take Care)
Bunnydrums, “Smithson” (PKD)
Bauhaus, “Double Dare” (In the Flat Field)
The Lords of the New Church, “New Church” (Killer Lords)
End of Your Garden, “A Displaced House in the North” (Celebration/Er Det Tirsdag Må Være Belgien)
Japan, “My New Career” (Gentlemen Take Polaroids)
The Church, “Metropolis” (Gold Afternoon Fix)

Depeche Mode, “Pleasure, Little Treasure” (Glitter Mix) (Never Let Me Down Again)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Everything Counts” (For the Masses)
A Split-Second, “Crimewave” (Kiss of Fury)
Clock DVA, “Beautiful Losers” (Advantage)
The Cure, “How Beautiful You Are” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Cherry Came Too” (Darklands)
Folk Devils, “It Drags On” (Peel Session) (The Best Protection + The BBC Sessions)
45 Grave, “45 Grave” (Sleep in Safety)
Agent Orange, “The Last Goodbye” (Living in Darkness)
Nitzer Ebb, “Lightning Man” (Showtime)
Front 242, “Crushed” (05:22:09:12 Off)
Pailhead, “Ballad” (Side Trax)
Laibach, “Get Back” (Let It Be)
Joy Division, “Leaders of Men” (Substance)


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. Under the Big Black Sun by X for next week’s show

  2. What a great show tonight. Every hour had something that put it over the top. Eyeless in Gaza and James Ray. Everything from Bunnydrums to the end of Hour 2. And the great cuts from Split Second, Folk Devils, and that ending Industrial set. Great show.

    Thanks for it. Have a great week.

  3. Suggesting one of the darker Adam & the Ants songs: Ants Invasion or Killer In The Home.

  4. Great show tonight, matt!

  5. Great show Matt!! Been a few years since I have requested a song. If you could do it between 7 to 730 I will definitely catch it before I start work! Everything is alright when your down from JAMC!!! Thank you so much Matt!!! Keep it dark!!!!

  6. addictedtonoise

    Please consider Fad Gadget’s “Back To Nature” for a future broadcast!

  7. Stefan Sonic

    Requests for next week’s show:
    Dead Or Alive “I’m Falling”
    Gene Loves Jezebel “Shaving My Neck”
    Death In June “All Pigs Must Die”
    Above The Ruins “The Killing Zone” or “Song Of The Wolf”

  8. I’d like to request a song for a friends daughter who has been fighting some health issues. She’s young but has great taste in music. Sisters of mercy – Alice. She adopted a black cat and named her Alice after this song. This cat is keeping her spirit up!! Thanks

  9. Wowza ok any show that’s got Slowdive and (one of my favorite) Skinny Puppy songs in one show? – hot damn!! Some possible suggestions for next time:
    She Passed Away – Kasvetli Kutlama
    Jesus and Mary Chain – Far Gone and Out
    Duran Duran – Last Chance on the Stairway (2001 remaster)
    Thanks as always Matt!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  10. Whoops sorry was still listening to last week’s dark wave when I typed the above response — but this week kicks major butt too!!! My requests remain the same lol!!

  11. I don’t need to make a request because you have never failed me, i.e., you play a JD song every week. And I thank you from the bottom of my cold, dark, Goth heart.

  12. Spear of Destiny – Omen of the Times

  13. Enjoyed this one on a rainy Sunday.

    Here are some requests –

    The Smiths – Never Had No One Ever
    PiL – Low Life


  14. Stellar show as always Matt. Highlights for me were The Armoury Show, NIN deep cut, both Churches, and that is indeed the best DM b-side. Got me thinking of possibly the best b-side by a band I know you and I both love even though they don’t exactly fit the usual dark wave set. Here’s a request for a future show anyway:

    Suede – My Dark Star

    Have a great week, cheers!

  15. Constantine

    Time for a shoegaze block this Sunday Matt ?

    If so, please play something from one of MBV’s great EP’s . I’m doing a deep dive these past couple weeks into four of them, and I’d love to hear “ I believe” from the feed me with your kiss EP



  16. Electric episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Nitzer Ebb, “Lightning Man”

    “From nothing to something
    And something for nothing”

  17. Stefan Sonic

    Some more request suggestions:
    The Gun Club “She’s Like Heroin To Me” or “Fire Spirit”
    The Misfits “Some Kind Of Hate”
    Dead Kennedys “The Man With The Dogs” or “Insight”
    Plasmatics “Concrete Shoes” or “12 Noon”

  18. Reccomend “Remember” by Gino Soccio.

    Picked this track from listening to the classic Chicago WBMX house mixes of Saturday Night Live Ain’t No Jive.

    Canadian Kraftwerk, nice synths, tight bassline and a sweet refrain. Pure 80’s. Can’t really speak for his other material though.

  19. Sorry just noticed spelling error in one of my requests! Should be:
    She Past Away – Kasvetli Kutlama

  20. Hey Matt

    What a killer MBM remix of DM classic! Thanks for playing that. Getting excited for DM’s upcoming Memento Mori tour!! Going to miss seeing Fletch up there on his keyboards, that’s for sure. RIP.

    Cheers – JR

  21. Great set lists as always.
    If you could do anything by The Frozen Autumn it would be a nice treat for this long time listener.
    Love from Michigan

  22. Physical by NIN off the Broken album

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