Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 19, 2024 at 10:57 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/19/24)

Fields of the Nephilim

“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 via the Sirius XM app.


Fields of the Nephilim, “Preacher Man” (Revelations)
Acid Horse, “No Name No Slogan” (Hypo Luxa-Hermes Pan 12-Inch Mix) (Side Trax)
Pigface, “I Can No Wrong” (Fook)
Doubting Thomas, “That Problem Child” (The Infidel)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “The Days of Swine and Roses” (Confessions of a Knife)
The Cure, “Halo” (Join the Dots)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “You Trip Me Up” (Peel Session) (Psychocandy: Deluxe Edition)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Silver” (Ocean Rain)
And Also the Trees, “Talk Without Words” (And Also the Trees)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Amphetamine Logic” (First and Last and Always)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Oops! Wrong Planet” (Death Trip)
Psychic TV, “I.C. Water” (Towards Thee Infinite Beat)
The Misfits, “Queen Wasp” (Collection 2)

Depeche Mode, “New Dress” (Black Celebration)
Ministry, “Effigy (I’m Not An)” (With Sympathy)
Gary Numan, “Engineers” (The Pleasure Principle)
Altered Images, “Dead Pop Stars” (I Could Be Happy)
Gang of Four, “Anthrax” (Entertainment!)
The Damned, “Rabid (Over You)” (The Black Album)
Bauhaus, “Hope” (Burning From the Inside)
The Mission, “Met-Amor-Phosis” (Another Fall from Grace)
The Verve, “Sonnet” (Urban Hymns)
Ride, “Taste” (Nowhere)
Lush, “Nothing Natural” (Spooky)
Spiritualized, “Cop Shoot Cop” (Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space)

Front 242, “Work 242” (Front By Front)
Skinny Puppy, “Who’s Laughing Now” (VIVI Sect VI)
Chris Connelly, “Stowaway” (Whiplash Boychild)
Nine Inch Nails, “Dead Souls” (The Crow soundtrack)
The Sound, “Unwritten Law” (Jeopardy)
The The, “Flesh & Bones” (Live) (The Comeback Special)
The Smiths, “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Psychedelic Furs, “Shadow in My Heart” (Midnight to Midnight)
Black Tape For a Blue Girl, “Within These Walls” (2024 Mix) (No Songs Tomorrow: Darkwave, Ethereal Rock And Coldwave 1981-1990)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Night Shift” (Live) (At the BBC)
Tones on Tail, “Slender Fungus” (Everything!)
Iggy Pop, “Nightclubbing” (The Idiot)
Joy Division, “Passover” (Closer)


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. 





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  1. I love it when you say Wax Trax! on air because it means a banger is to follow, and quite a few did. You’ve just been on a streak of outstanding shows and tonight was no different. I noticed the multiple songs featured in the bumpers, nice. Speaking of The Sound, ould we hear:

    The Sound- Skeletons

    I appreciated the Ministry and Lush double treat. Thank you for the Lust for List show heads up.

  2. “Metal Mickey” by (the London) Suede for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. I loved hearing Altered Images! I can’t remember if that was another one of my requests or not. “Dead Pop Stars” is certainly one of my favorites. And that Bauhaus track… I was listening to Lust For Lists on Saturday and was happy to hear you would be playing my request. “Hope” makes my heart melt every time! Anyway, that’s enough from me. Thanks once again. Enjoy your week, Matt!

  4. Next week please play

    Venus In Furs – Velvet Underground
    Joy Division – Sound Of Music
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Switch
    Ministry – Where You At Now/Crash and Burn/Twitch

  5. Thanks for the Nine Inch Nails, Matt! Goodnight!

  6. Great cuts by The Sound and Iggy Pop. But Altered Images and Spiritualized put Hour 2 over the top for me. Great show.

    Would like to request Foreign Affair “Ghosts Can’t Run Away” on a future episode please.

    Thanks for the great music. Have a good week.

  7. Ultravox – I Can’t Stay Long

  8. Matt, this setlist fills my “dark heart” with joy! I can’t thank you enough for including both of my recent requests for JAMC and Ride – you’re the best. So cool to hear the Verve, Spiritualized and Iggy in the mix. And that Acid Horse is new to me – I love it.
    For a future request: an offbeat David Bowie choice “This is not America”
    (and if that doesn’t fit the Dark Wave mold – how about “I’m afraid of Americans”)
    Thank you!

    • And I’m chiming in again to say I really enjoyed listening to your episode of Lust for Lists. It’s an extra dose of Dark Wave for the week! You mentioned how the listeners/requests help to shape your weekly playlists – I can’t thank you enough for reading our comments and doing an amazing job of incorporating our many requests into the show.

  9. Can you play Kinetic from Hilary

  10. Thank you so very much for playing Cop Shoot Cop!!!- love Spiritualized
    Could you dig up Transparent Radiation (Violin Mix) by Spacemen 3
    It is a awesome cover of Red Krayola
    Thank you so much

  11. I know its not a super Darkwave type song but I would really love to hear
    Schools Out – Alice Cooper
    Or if you know of any cover versions that would be more suitable that would be fine too. But I would really like it to be played because this weekend marks the last day of school and my daughter gets out and is now able to listen to Darkwave every weekend.

  12. Cop Shoot Cop, yes! That song is so damn good. If anyone has had the good fortune to see Spiritualized play that one live you know just how damn good. All 3 hours were on point but I have to give the slight edge to hour 2, especially with a great Gang of Four cut and a little ‘Hope’ from Bauhaus (great request Nicole!). Also loved the live The The cut in hour 3, can’t wait to see them in the fall.

    May I suggest to the Darkwave family that they give the latest installment of Lust for Lists a listen? I listened before the show last night and thoroughly enjoyed Matt’s goth day playlist and chat with Lisa, great stuff. Highly recommended!

    Request for a future show and inspired by your Velvets selection on the Lust for Lists playlist: Ride’s cover of the Velvet’s “European Son.” I have never been able to track down a physical copy of this track, I think it was on some kind of compilation way back when?

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  13. Tubeway Army – It Must Have Been Years

    • Chris Raymond

      Hi…a rare opportunity tomorrow to stay up late and listen to all 3 hours. Going to Echo tonight in Detroit. Can you squeeze in Heads Will Roll if not too late?

  14. Yes, thanks for Cop Shoot Cop. Epic. More Spiritualized! Had not heard “Dead Pop Stars” before — loved it.

  15. Sigur Rós – Hún Jörð … (1997) Dark, Scary, Beautiful and Amazing
    Crispy Ambulance – Four Minutes From The Frontline (1980)

  16. Kidtbinyti the show as I type this Matt! Thanks so much for the Swine and Roses & Sonnet tracks I requested! I love both songs even though they are very different – but isn’t that what is so great about Dark Wave?!?! Anyways….some possible suggestions for next time:

    Pixies – Gigantic
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Fizzy
    My Bloody Valentine – Soft As Snow

    Thanks again as always!!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  17. ^^Whoops should say listening to the show^^^
    Stupid fat fingers!!!!

  18. Dig the Hell outta the show,been following since the beginning of the new year.Gotta request for your consideration….First Steps by SEVERED HEADS off
    Rotund for Success.Awesome friggin album,thanx.

  19. Seraphim6

    I have a future request for Antipole – Nightshade (Clan of Xymox remix).

  20. Martin Kelly

    Great show! I’d like to request Geburt einer Nation (One Vision) by Liabach, please.

  21. Randall Griffith

    Hi Matt:

    Would love to hear “Only Losers Take the Bus” by Fatima Mansions. Cathal Coughlan – another genius gone too soon!

  22. Hey Matt!

    I’d better get this request in now … can you play “Caution” from the Chameleons’ ‘86 masterpiece “Strange Times”? Getting super stoked for their upcoming tour (wherein they’ll be playing the entire album, apparently! Going to the LA show @ EOM)


  23. Great dark balance to each hour!

    Here are some requests –

    Figures on a Beach – No Stars
    Echo & The Bunnymen – Clay


  24. Public Image- Annalisa

  25. The last four shows have been incredible! Look forward to the next month!

  26. Thanks Matt for playing my request! The way you placed it in the playlist is a great reminder that the heavy metal people don’t truly understand a group like The Misfits and that they belonged to us goths and punks first and always will. Sorry to get philosophical but I have been reading John Robb’s ‘The Art of Darkness’ lately and plan on tackling Lol Tursts’ take on Goth pretty soon.

  27. Great Sets In this episode of Darkwave included Ministry, Ride, Lush, Iggy Pop and Thanks for Fields of the Nephilim.

    A request for Joy Division – Something must Break or
    Chapterhouse – Falling Down

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