The Sound Of Alternative Dark Cabaret | Spotify Playlist

Johnny Depp as Sam in Benny and Joon

A little bit Dark Cabaret, Chamber Pop, Steampunk, Baroque Pop & Gypsy… rich, flamboyant, theatrical and bouncy – with or without the gothic, mime artist, burlesque fantasy robot aesthetics.

The Sound of Alternative Dark Cabaret is a Spotify playlist which includes songs from Bands and Artists which lean towards the musical stylings of Dark Cabaret – without necessarily following the burlesque visual style frequently associated with Dark Cabaret Acts. 

The playlist includes bands like The Dresden Dolls, Anthony & The Johnsons and Danny Elfman, as well as musical acts, not ordinarily associated with Dark Cabaret  eg…. Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, Tom Waits, Devotchka and Kate Bush.


“Alternative Dark Cabaret” is an umbrella genre which includes music belonging to genres sharing musical similarities to Dark Cabaret –  whether Steampunk, Theatrical, Gothic, Chamber Pop, Baroque Pop, Gypsy or Circus music – the ‘oompah oompah’ vibe is almost always apparent!

There are of course some inclusions of bands famously associated with Dark Cabaret – both musically and via their image – such as the Dresden Dolls (who creating their own unique brand of “Punk Cabaret”) 

Any acts / bands wishing to be included in the Alternative Dark Cabaret Spotify Playlist are welcome to submit their music via Girl From Winter Jargon’s contact form.


List of bands included: Antony and the Johnsons, The Dresden Dolls, Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Girl From Winter Jargon, Devotchka, Birdeatsbaby, Tom Waits, Steam Powered Giraffe, Nina Simone, Fun Boy Three, Bananarama, The Cure, Kate Bush, The Cranberries, The Beatles, Queen, Evelyn Evelyn, Blur, Yann Teirsen, The Doors, Rasputina, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, David Bowie, Sinead O Connor, St Vincent, Amanda Palmer, Pink Floyd, Danny Elfman, The Stranglers, The Divine Comedy, Belle and Sebastian, The Left Blanke, Nick Cave, Human Wine, The Tiger Lillies…


Girl From Winter Jargon @ Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

Girl From Winter Jargon is an Alternative Songwriter from North England, UK.