Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 23, 2023 at 10:58 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/23/23)

Gang of Four | Photo by Andy Corrigan

“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 are also available to subscribers to stream on demand via the SXM app.


Gang of Four, “If I Could Keep It All For Myself” (Solid Gold)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Monitor” (Juju)
Gary Numan, “Complex” (The Pleasure Principle)
1919, “Dream” (The Complete Collection)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “In Bluer Skies” (Porcupine)
Depeche Mode, “Ghosts Again” (Memento Mori)
Nine Inch Nails, “Sanctified” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Coil, “Love’s Secret Domain” (Love’s Secret Domain)
Nitzer Ebb, “Backlash” (William Orbit Mix) (In Order)
Love and Rockets, “All In My Mind” (Acoustic) (Express)
The Cure, “Like Cockatoos” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
Specimen, “Stand Up Stand Out” (Azoic)
Alien Sex Fiend, “She’s a Killer” (Acid Bath)

Fields of the Nephilim, “For Her Light” (Revelations)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Spinning Round” (Paint Your Wagon)
The Sisters of Mercy, “On the Wire” (First and Last and Always)
Christian Death, “Deathwish” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Honolulu Mountain Daffodils, “Tequila Dementia” (Tequila Dementia)
Moev, “The Sentencing” (Yeah, Whatever)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Placebo” (Satyricon)
Johnson Engineering Co., “Floorslammer” (Unleash)
14 Iced Bears, “Surfacer” (14 Iced Bears)
The Stone Roses, “So Young” (So Young)
Morrissey, “Lucky Lisp” (Bona Drag)
The Chameleons, “Singing Rule Britannia” (What Does Anything Mean? Basically)

Joy Division, “No Love Lost” (Substance)
The Pop Group, “Snowgirl” (Y)
Cocteau Twins, “Sugar Hiccup” (Head Over Heels)
Cranes, “Slide” (Forever)
Ministry, “Filth Pig” (Filth Pig)
Revolting Cocks, “Caliente (Dark Entries)” (Cocked and Loaded)
Electric Hellfire Club, “Sympathy for the Devil” (Empathy for the Devil)
Pigface, “I Can Do No Wrong” (Fook)
Fear, “No More Nothing” (The Record)
The Damned, “I Just Can’t Be Happy Today” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
The March Violets, “Walk Into the Sun” (The Botanic Verses)
The Psychedelic Furs, “Imitation of Christ” (The Psychedelic Furs)
Bauhaus, “In Fear of Dub” (Mask)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “The Ship Song” (The Good Son)


Got a request? Requests will be considered for future episodes 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. “The Robots” by Kraftwerk for (the next after next) Sunday’s show. Thanx! :)

  2. Great show as usual. I think we are due some Nina Hagen soon. Please and thanks!

  3. Wow great show kicking it off the bat with Gang Of Four then later transitioning into the heavy then mellow sounds of hour two then finally kicking ass with those drums in No Love Lost my absolute favorite Joy Division song ever. Now this request may sound bizarre but I think it could work for the show “ Devil Town “ by Daniel Johnston or if not than “ Losing Touch With My Mind “ by Spacemen 3 I think personally they are both solid picks but it’s your show. But anyway great show and thanks in advance

  4. Loved the Honolulu Mountain Daffodils and 14 Iced Bears. And such great cuts from The Cure, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and March Violets. Completely worth staying up late for.

    Would like to request one from Wolfsheim: “Heroin She Said”. Great cut off one of their later albums. If that’s too late a time period, how about “Angry Today” from No Happy View?

    Thanks and have a great week.

  5. Thank you so much for the Coil track and thank you so much for the Stone Roses track!

  6. Matt, hour 1 was really good, but hour 3 like Burney said, “was worth staying up for.” Nothing better than FEAR and The Damned back to back. Have a good night.

  7. Damn fine play list!!! One of these days I’ll get my damn Sirius sub back grrrrr ‼️

  8. Excellent show tonight, Matt!

  9. addictedtonoise

    The Bolshoi – Away

  10. That first hour was unreal. My favorite cuts from Echo, NiN Siouxsie and Gary Numan. That really made my night. Had to turn in early but I will certainly catch the rest of the show this week.

  11. could you play one of the following tracks (one of these weeks) maybe? This show is the best part of Sundays 3rd Shift!

    Swans: Killing for Company
    Suede: Europe is Our Playground
    Clan of Xymox: Your Vice
    Nick Cave: Cassiels Song
    U2: Night and Day
    Bjork: Gloomy Sunday
    The Legendary Pink Dots: Sterre

  12. Hi
    Please think about playing
    LUSH and Monochrome song
    Killing Joke – Change

  13. Great summer-seasoned DW!

    Here are some requests –

    PiL – The Order of Death
    Wipers – True Believer


  14. haunted when the minutes drag

    So young by the roses. Love it!!

  15. Icehouse – Walls

    • I agree on some Aussie tunes. This one, or ‘Street Cafe’. Anything from Hunters And Collectors ‘Jaws of Life’.

  16. A huge thank you Matt for playing my D mode request….I cried thru the whole song, but it was very therapeutic. You have a huge ♥️ for playing our requests every week – we appreciate it greatly.

    Done possible suggestions for next time:

    The Pixies – Wave of Mutilation
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Upside Down (Demo)
    Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels

    Thanks again as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  17. *some* sorry!

  18. Lindsey L.

    Hi, Matt! Thank you so much for playing Imitation of Christ; Always lovely to hear The Furs on your show. <3
    This week's playlist was amazing, as expected. It would be awesome to hear Remind Me To Smile by Gary Numan in an upcoming show.
    Thanks again for taking my request. Hope you have a great week! :D

  19. Awesome show! Would you play Love and Rockets – Sweet F.A. (Rough mix – my dark twin )? Thank you and have a great week!

  20. My goodness what a show! Gang of Four and a Siouxsie request to start the show, just wow. An incredible 3 hours yet again. We love you Matt! That Stone Roses deep cut, yes….

    Second the Suede request above.

    Have a great week, cheers!

  21. Matt,

    Thanks for another incredible playlist. AI couldn’t do a better job of selecting these songs and putting them together the way you do. The shows over the last month or so have been stupid good. The flow of each one has been spot on. Thank you.

    For a future show, please consider:
    A Game Called Echo – Gary Numan
    When the Shit Hits the Fan – Circle Jerks


  22. Dearest Matt, I, and I’m sure everyone else, would love love love to hear JAMC “I Get Ahead”. Turned up to 11. Thanks! Jim

  23. Great vibe and flow this week – Like every week pretty much!

    If you wanna get weird in an upcoming episode, how about either side of the A Chud Convention ep? I was intro’d to it recently – Ogre doing his best Tuvan Throat Singer work. Neat, dirge-y stuff.

  24. Excellent presentation, Matt. I’d like to request Dr. Jeep by The Sisters of Mercy. Thank you.

  25. Great episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Johnson Engineering Co., “Floorslammer”

  26. Matt.
    In honor of one year since the passing Dave Heckman of Metropolis Records July 29, I was wondering if you could play something from Love Is Colder Than Death’s first album/CD Teignmouth such as “Very Ill”, “Structure” or “Wild World”.

    I loved the tribute you did for him last year. When I heard “Wild World” for the first time, it blew my mind and I just had to go out and get “Teignmouth”.

    Thanks for all of your weekly selections on your playlist and I’ve been very pleased over the past year to hear many tracks that I’ve thought of requesting.

    Cheers, Dan

  27. Freddie Bingham

    Sinéad O’Connor – Reason With Me

  28. Sean Whitaker

    WoW !! Discovered a Nitzer Ebb song I didn’t know existed. And I can’t find it anywhere on AppleMusic. I’ve been making playlists from your playlists since 2019. Would love to hear something in tribute to the passing of Sinéad O’Connor.

    But first here’s Vociferous Mutes !!

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