WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #36

Picks Of The Week:

  • French electro-punk/coldwave/post-punk five-piece from Paris, FRUSTRATION “Some friends” from forthcoming 5th album “So cold streams” on Born Bad Records                                                                   

Paris veteran dark punks Frustration unleash a bass-driven new single replete with that fidgety edge, energy-fuelled intensity, poignant sombre melodies and, mechanical, pulsing rhythms that made the band one of the most solid purveyors of post-punk.

  • New York‘s dark electronic/minimal wave female artist Bad Penny “ein Gedicht”                                                 

Through lashing snare beats, pulsing droning bass, icy eerie synth strings over distant, longing voice, NYC‘s musician Bad Penny deftly delivers a compelling, minimal and propulsive dark synth ‘gedicht’. Not the most prolific, but absolutely an artist to be reckoned with…

  • 3-dimensional FrancoBelgian garage rock/post-punk band, VISION 3D “Fannick” from the S/T debut album co-released via Six Tonnes De Chair Records, Belly Button Records and Wake In Fright Records.

Thrilling all-girl trio VISION 3D will take your lethargic senses by storm with a no-brakes chaotic andrenaline rush of stripped-down, highly-addictive, unwashed and heartfelt punky tunes peppered with jittery and angular post-punk guitar riffs, crashing garage vibrancy and alluring French speaking vocal hooks.  Anything new under the sun, but definitely a band to fall in love with!

  • Dayton, Ohio experimental electronic solo project of half of early 80s minimal synth duo Process Blue, CHEL WHITE “Dream Of Tunnels” from the archival vinyl compilation “Automaton” (mostly unreleased recordings from 1985 to 1991) on Platform 23
  • Marseille, France dark eletronic music project Another Dream – “Marie M. Aime”
  • German neo-folk/electro/darkwave solo project of Death in Rome member Kan Menes from Mannheim, FEHUCLUB “Between my eyes”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina dark electronic artist Sylvia Plathonic – “The Hollow Men” from V/A “Tributo a Cocteau Twins” on border tapes
  • Moscow, Russia dream pop/coldwave/new wave solo project by In a Lonely Place vocalist, Пожар aka Pohzar “Оказалось я кричу один” new single
  • Tallinn, Estonia coldwave/darkwave/noir synth electronic project of Kadri Sammel aka Bedless Bones ”Niobe” from the upcoming debut album “Sublime Malaise” out September 20 via COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Post wave band based out of both Chicago and New York City, CANTER “Call It Safe” new single on Lakeshore Records
  • Los Angeles new wave/synth-pop duo of Dakota Blue & Jenny Nirgends, aka KINOLECTRO “Hey Eve” from the mini-album “Classic Kino Style”
  • Chilean post-punk/coldwave outfit Seatemples “Chaosphere” new single
  • New York based San Fernando Valley‘s coldwave/darkwave duo Empathic Assessment Module “Hauntology” from “Half-Formed Dreams” EP
  • Italian electro wave/post-punk project Love Of Consolation “The Light” from the new EP “Live In Pieces”
  • Palmira, Colombia synthwave/minimal synth solo project HUMAN 80 “Augen verstecken” from the new EP “Schlecht” on Navel Records
  • Toronto‘s EBM/industrial/darkwave/dark electronic project by ex-Crystal Castles drummer and producer Cam Findlay, aka KONTRAVOID “Distress” from upcoming sophomore album “Too Deep” on Fleisch Records
  • French coldwave/electro producer from Grenoble, Michel Amato aka The Hacker “Nancy (It Turns Gold) – ft. Michael Zodorozny of Crash Course In Science” from “Nancy” EP on Electronic Emergencies
  • Belgium based cold analogue synth project CryptoChroma Ft. Violet Candide ~ ‘The Orient Express’
  • Belgium/UK electronic/new wave/synthwave/dark synth collaboration between Raphaël Haubourdin (Music & Production) & Richard Anderson (Lyrics, Vocals, Strings), Kinex Kinex feat. Richard Anderson of This is The Bridge – “A Mask Of Drama”                                                                                                                                                   
  • Northern Irish synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Hayek Outcome”                     
  • Paris, France minimal coldwave project of artist Rom B, DEAD MASCOT “Pattern 7” from the cassette album “Victims”
  • Swiss dark synth/post-punk/synth-pop solo project from St.Gallen, Carlo Onda “Pöstler”                               
  • Los Angeles‘ darkwave new project of the singer of Secret Mutilator, Darrack Death, aka Klaus Barbie “Die Maschinenpistolen” title-track off upcoming debut album on It’s Only Death                                                              
  • Cologne, Germany electronic/synth-pop/analogue synth duo TILLY ELECTRONICS “Fahrstuhlboy” from new EP “Telefon”
  • Philadelphia, PN industrial/synthpop/future pop act SILVER WALKS “timebomb (v2)” new single on Distortion Productions
  • Scotland, UK new wave/synthpop project of Richard Tracey, aka Jigsaw Sequence “Never (feat. Kay Burden)” new single
  • Manchester, UK darkwave solo project of self-taught electronic artist Amy Griffiths, aka STILL FOREVER “Beautiful Impossible” second single ahead of the release of forthcoming album “Holocene Shift”
  • French electro-pop/new wave/dark pop solo diy project from Paris, Backt Mariah “Loverboi” new single            
  • San Diego, CA occult punk/deathrock band New Skeletal Faces “Leather Funeral” from upcoming debut album “Celestial Disease”
  • Asheville, North Carolina electronic/synthwave/darkwave side-project of Secret Shame, XOR “Calm” (Secret Shame cover)                                                                                                                                                 
  • Los Angeles, CA darkwave/post-industrial/post-punk project of multi-instrumentalist/producer Ben Engebretson, aka Walk Onto Sun “Empty Vessel” from the upcoming s/t album on Icy Cold Records in cooperation with Manic Depression Records (Digital, CD) and Phage Tapes (cassette)                                 
  • Portland‘s industrial-gaze/electronic/shoegaze trio We Are Parasols “Feel Machine” from the upcoming single “Feel Machine / Never Let Me Down Again” on No Movement Records
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave/darkwave solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, LIQUID LAND “In Touch”
  • Queens, NY-based post-punk/dream pop/goth-gaze project of Daniel Manning, Reduction Plan “Repent” from the new album “(Ae) Maeth” on Redscroll Records and Dune Altar 
  • Italian synthwave/post-punk/darkwave side project of industrial experimentalist Suture, LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Vivid In My Mind” from new EP “Live In Pieces”
  • Toronto, Ontario art-punks Deliluh “Lickspittle: A Nut In The Paste” from their second album “Beneath The Floors” on Telephone Explosion
  • UK art-rock/post-punk band formed in 2011 by former Charlottefield singer/guitarist Thomas House, Sweet Williams “Very Long Division” from the new album “Where Does The Time Come From” on Gringo Records
  • New England via NYC two-piece synth/darkwave/post-punk duo GRANDEUR “Her Dulcet Call”                          
  • Rennes/Paris Synth-Punk all-girl trio PERIODS “Craquinette” from the cassette album “VOCODER 3000” via ILoveLimogesrecords
  • Chinese Krautrock / Post-Punk band FAZI / 法兹 ‘Share My Eyes With You / 与你分享我的眼睛’ new single
  • Rostov-on-Don, Russia electronic/synthpop side-project of Motorama, letovgorode [Лето В Городе] ‘ТЕКУТ ДЕНЬКИ/Current Days’ new single
  • Sacramento‘s coldwave/darkwave project of John Anton Malinowski, EX HEIR “Speak” from the EP “Displaced [demo]”
  • Mexico City‘s Post-Punk/Coldwave one-man-band MONOTONOUS CITY “Grey” new single
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based electronic/darkwave producer/songwriter Helio Peixoto (A World of Mystery/Vox Insana) with vocalist Michael Aliani (Chiron/Ikon), The Colours Of Silence “The Eternal” from the unreleased debut album “Between the Darkness And The Light” on Wave Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /coldwave solo project by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “The Last Call (Ash Code Remix)” from SJÖBLOM’s EP “A Victory Of Love” on Reptile Music
  • New York-based, Spanish synth /darkwave/shoegaze/ post-punk solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “It Hurts You” from the new album “Inside Outside”
  • Greek darkwave/post-punk/goth rock band based in Athens, ANIMA TRISTE “The Underatted Mob” from the new LP “Humanity”
  • Detmold, Germany darkwave/goth rock band LEDING “Insomnia” from upcoming new album “The Invisible Man”
  • UK dark gothic rock band HER DESPAIR “Pandaemonium” from upcoming EP “Exorcisms of Eroticism”
  • UK post-punk/darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “Replica (demo)”                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Fredonia, New York minimal wave/coldwave/synthwave solo project Dead Nettles “Auburn And Blood” from the debut album “Wither”
  • Omaha, Nebraska darkwave/post-punk band, VISITOR INFORMATION “Just For A Day” new single
  • Brooklyn-based new wave/garage/post-punk/’Nuke Wave’ band lead by Ian Jacobs, Monograms “Sounds Like Mean Spirit” from the album “Living Wire”                                                                                     
  • Montauban, France electro/darkwave band SPLEEN OPM “Beautiful Collapse” from the new EP “All that Remains…”
  • French punk rock band from Caen, Cold Heart Days “Astoria” from S/T album on Coffee Doped!
  • Greek synth-punk trio (Bilias, Sanja & George), Νόμος 751 “Στα Πάτρια Εδάφη (In The Fatherland)”
  • Swedish solo darkwave/postpunk project of Tess de la Cour (member of Snake) from Stockholm, MEMORIA “Cravings” title track from Memoria’s upcoming debut album on Novoton
  • Dalarna County, Sweden dark folk artist HELGA “Prophecy” from the new EP “The Autumn Lament” on Icons Creating Evil Art
  • Bayonne‘s dark ethereal doom pop 4-piece Orbel ”Gorputzak” from the new album “Hegan” via Usopop, Urgence Disk, and Dingleberry Records.
  • Mythological Dark Folk from England lead by Dan Capp (also of Winterfylleth), WOLCENSMEN “Lorn and Loath” from the sophomore album “Fire in the White Stone” on Indie Recordings

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