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Biography 

Cliff and Ivy are Alaska's only goth band. 

Cliff and Ivy are a duo. They live in Anchorage, Alaska and can travel anywhere for gigs. They are known for transcending the limits of the goth genre and pushing this to the future. They use theatrics, poetry and interactive gothic/art/horror props to get the audience involved. Cliff and Ivy have performed live with goth, punk, metal and art/coffee house line-ups.

Their inspiration comes from art, punk, hardcore, old school goth and EBM, horror movies, no wave, industrial music, tribal music, current events and unwritten history. Cliff and Ivy have been compared to Dead Can Dance, Killing Joke, Ministry, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Cure. 

Cliff and Ivy's newest release is SPIRIT ROOM, out Oct 3 2017 on House of Extreme Darkness. SPIRIT ROOM was recorded in Los Angeles and Alaska. They collaborated with Rikk Agnew (Christian Death, 45 Grave, Adolescents, DI, Gitane Demone Quartet), Gitane Demone (Christian Death, GDQ), Paul Roessler (Screamers, GDQ), Deb Venom (GDQ, Spirit Before a Fall) and Sky Lee Vague (SBAF) on 5 songs. These were recorded at Kitten Robot Studio in Los Angeles, produced and mastered by Paul Roessler.        

Cliff and Ivy completed recording their album  CXI111, in Los Angeles and Alaska. They collaborated with Rikk Agnew (Christian Death, 45 Grave, Adolescents, DI, Gitane Demone Quartet), Gitane Demone (Christian Death, GDQ), Paul Roessler (Screamers, GDQ), Deb Venom (GDQ, Spirit Before a Fall) and Sky Lee Vague (SBAF) on 5 songs. These were recorded at Kitten Robot Studio in Los Angeles, produced and mastered by Paul Roessler. They worked with Brian Troisi (drums) for tracks recorded in Alaska.   

Cliff and Ivy have also recorded and toured with a 6 piece band (east coast and west coast). In 2013-2014, Don Bolles, (The Germs, 45 Grave, Ariel Pink) played drums with them and they recorded an EP-  Springtide of Pure Reason. It was produced by KRAMER (Butthole Surfers, White Zombie, Ween, Urge Overkill, Low) in Connecticut. 

Cliff and Ivy have written and performed together for over 20 years. Their background includes playing in the local hardcore punk and goth scenes in NY/NJ, and northern CA. 

 

Currently played on WRSU, WFMU (Irwin Chusid show), WPRB, KRUA, KONR, KXLU Los Angeles, and internet radio, HardtoPortRadio Portland, GRRRevolution UK, WickedSpinsRadio.org UK, StenchRadio.com Austin, TX, Nightbreed Radio, WFKU NYC, Radio Free Joshua Tree, Palm Desert CA and on the Mick Mercer Radio Show UK.