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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER #49-22

  • Seattle-based post-punk /new wave /darkwave band led by Los Angeles-born experienced musician Tony D’Oporto, Suffering For Kisses “Systematic” single

A poignant and thought-provoking new single from Tony D’Oporto‘s Suffering For Kisses that casts a slow sweeping and enveloping veil of warm synth melancholy over a pulsing and emotional combination of stacking twinkling keys, hypnotic punchy beats, and ominously rousing bass tones around persuasive magnetic vocals, haunting and intoxicating with distracting whimsical desires whilst a powerful lyrical message ignites the slumbering human condition with conviction and insight.

  • Los Angeles post-punk /darkwave /new wave duo Scimitar – “Cocoon” from the 3-tracker “Demo ’22”

Three-track demo from a new L.A. Darkwave duo, bubbles in an ominous and mystifying murky cauldron, that shifts from the clattering industrialized hard-hitting rhythms, and scorching guitar riffs, fueled by loud scathing shrieks of “Almas”, to the syncopated low end vibrations, swirling synths washes and haunting vocalizations of the Joy Division-esque “Cocoon”, calling out into the darkness for our lost souls.

  • Sacramento, CA dark post-punk /gothic rock trio Ashes Fallen “At The End of All Things” single.

Teetering between throwback 80s vibes and a contemporary doomsday bent, the trio delivers both arcane, bitter, and dramatic apocalyptic-clad Gothic Rock, vibrating through hypnotic stark rhythms, punctuated by evocative bell tolls, austere sharp guitar riffs, and eerie icy bright synth veils, to merge dire romantic vocal and lyrical hope with the unforgiving nihilistic realms of judgment and doom.

  • US ambient /darkwave /dream pop multi-instrumentalist and producer Alethea Leventhal, aka Ships In The Night “Lost Times” (acoustic version)
  • Estonian dark ambient /goth /ethereal /electronic collaboration Pärnits X Bedless Bones – “Armastus on seadus” single
  • Athens, Greece dark ambient /goth /ritual /darkwave project of Babis Nikou (Opened Paradise, Angel’s Arcana) and vocalist Natasa Koumi, aka HADA “Neurons” from the album “In The Heart Of An Endless Winter” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Swiss dream pop /shoegaze /electronic /wave artist and producer from Zürich, Blanche Biau “Everytime.” (demo)
  • French New Wave /Coldwave /Schlag-Wave act from Rennes, Gwendoline “Loin de Moi” from the new EP “Sans Contact” on Mega
  • Swedish one-man shoegaze /darkwave /electro project of Göteborg‘s musician Andreas Lindh, D4RKSTAR “Vintersaga” new single
  • French post-industrial /cold /synth wave project of Geoffroy D, AKA Derniere Volonte – “Accords Perdus” from the new album “Cristal” on Tesco Distribution Germany
  • Mexican minimal synth-wave solo project El Ojo y la Navaja – “Una soga en mi cuello” from V/A “CIUDAD EN RUINAS” EP on Colapso Records
  • Toronto, Ontario coldwave /synth wave /minimal wave musician Ethan Harman aka ALAN HARMAN “060-168” single
  • New York industrial /electronic /folk /minimal wave /gothic project of Alex Reed (singer of Seeming & ThouShaltNot), KIBBLE “Warm Fireplace” [Holiday parody of The Normal‘s 1978 “Warm Leatherette]
  • Utrecht-based electro /minimal synth DJ-musician-producer Roberto Auser – “Flush” from upcoming 7″ single “Flush b/w Spy Satellite” via Ferry Lane Records
  • Rennes-based synthpop /cold wave /dark wave electronic project of musician Gwladys Orbs, aka CARRIEGOSS “Japan” from the cassette EP “La force dense du vent” via Spleencore Records
  • Swiss industrial /post-punk /synth wave band PLAGUE PITS “Divide – Subtract” from the cassette EP “Poetry From The Future”
  • Gothenburg, Swedish dark ambient /electronic /synthwave /’warm wave’ trio (formerly Cosmic Overdose) since 1981, TWICE A MAN “Decay” from the second 3xCD anthology “Songs of Future Memories (19822022)” on Dependent
  • Late 70s/early 80s post-The Outsiders and pre-The Sound experimental electronic post-punk project of Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey, Second Layer “Courts Or Wars” from the forthcoming vinyl album “Courts Or Wars (collection of restored original tapes plus early recordings, 1979-80) via 1972 Records
  • Halle (Saale), Germany EBM /Post-punk /Coldwave /Darkwave duo Left For Pleasure “Hinter Schweren Gedanken” from cassette album “Human Contract” on Detriti Records
  • Berlin-based electronic /darkwave duo NNHMN “Arabische Ritter” (Siouxsie and the Banshees cover)
  • Russian new wave /coldwave /synthpop duo Synthese “На том берегу” from the EP “Triangle”
  • Baltimore, MD electronic /synth-pop /darkwave project of artist-producer Samuel Morgan, AKA Vacant Windows “Set Me Free” single
  • Rochester, UK minimal synth /coldwave /synth-pop music project Brutalist Architecture in the Sun “Complete the Shape” single
  • Saint Petersburg based, Kazan native lo-fi /synthwave /synth-pop one-woman-band STEREOPOLINA [СТЕРЕОПОЛИНА] “Dein Traum Von Freiheit (feat. Die Selektion)” from the 4th cassette/vinyl album “Superlinie” on Sierpien Records
  • Los Angeles based dark electronic pop duo Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) & Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BLAKLIGHT “Innocence Lost” new maxi single
  • French Dream Pop /Synthpop young dancer-actress from Seine-et-Marne, Neam-y “Through the Storm” from the debut “NightWalk” EP on Mother Solitude Records
  • Russian new wave /coldwave /synthpop duo Synthese “На том берегу” from the EP “Triangle”
  • Canadian electro wave /cold wave /synthpop artist from Montreal, LA MÉCANIQUE “Vestige du futur” (single) on Cold Transmission
  • Italo/Swedish synthpop collaboration, Francesca e Luigi & Tobias Bernstrup “Losing My Heart” single on pbhmedia
  • UK Industrial /Body Music /Synth /Electronic act from Sheffield, Randolph & Mortimer “Solta No Caos feat. Avnoar” new single EP on Surface Reality
  • Polish industrial /EBM /new beat /synth-wave producer BlackSunDreamer “Harmless” from upcoming LP “Thick Blood”
  • Russian synth-gothic project She says “Winner” debut single on RDC Music
  • Michigan darkwave /horror synth /synthwave act VVMPYRE “Offering (feat. Caitlin Stokes)” from upcoming Lp “Neon Night Fright”
  • Miami, FL industrial /funk /no wave /post-punk band Donzii “Pattern 26” from the debut album “Fishbowl” on Grey Market Records
  • Dortmund, German minimal post-punk /dark wave /synthpop DIY solo project Age O.P.F “I Am What I Am” from the vinyl album “VIII”                                                                                                                       
  • Russian synthpop /post-punk solo project Dionnysuss “Bleeding” single                                                             
  • Lisbon based coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, AKA Liquid Land “Sayonara” new single                                                                                                               
  • French coldwave /darkwave /synthpop duo from Besançon, VAGUE SCARE “Transient” from the new album “Transient”
  • French post-punk /indie rock /synth wave duo from Le Mans, Day Of Nova “Confused” title track from the second EP “Confused”
  • Los Angeles darkwave /synthwave /new wave band FEVR “Hollow Bones” title track of the new EP “Hollow Bones”
  • South London goth /darkwave /coldwave one-man-band New Cross “Pressure” single
  • UK eclectic synthpop /darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “We Walk On Glass” from the album “Vita Et Mors”
  • Prato, Italy post-punk band Tanks And Tears “Nightmare” title track from the EP “Nightmare” via SwissDarkNights Label
  • Michigan vaporwave-laden goth /darkwave /post-punk side project of Opal Vessel, カセットで自殺 – “By My Side” from the third album “Blissful Sorrow” [Gothwave Vol 3]
  • Leipzig based new wave /dark wave /post-punk band Dear Agent “Ride from the new single “Minor Threat”
  • East Bay machine driven dual-bass post-punk duo featuring Mike Cadoo (Gridlock, Bitcrush) and Badger McInnes (Here We Burn, After the Apex), Vague Lanes “Here Now” from the upcoming debut album “Foundation And Divergence” via SwissDarkNights Label
  • Nice-based, French Dream Pop /New Wave solo project of the frontman from 90s Goth Rock band Corpus Delicti, Sébastien Pietrapiana, aka KUTA “Pushing The Clouds Away” from the new album “Polaroid”
  • French post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault, AKA Closed Mouth “What Have We Done?” from the new CD album “The Four Walls”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk solo project Чайки улетают с моря [smorya] “Пропаганда” from the EP “Рука руку моет”                                                                                                                         
  • Kaiserslautern, Germany goth /darkwave /coldwave /electronic duo Machines à Sous “My Memory” from the album “Mutuel Windows”
  • Omaha, Nebraska Post-punk /DancePunk band, VISITOR INFORMATION “When The Morning Comes” single
  • Waldheim, Germany new wave /post-punk duo LisaWars “Hochmut” new single.
  • Omsk, Russia new wave /post-punk duo, Атмосферное давление “Тебя не вернуть” single
  • Dallas, TX new wave /darkwave solo project of Alex Yanez, aka BREATH PLAY “Asylum” single.
  • Malmö, Sweden gothic rock band Gallows’ Eve “Just Like Us” single
  • Chicago based gothic rock band fronted by veteran artist William Faith (formerly of Faith and the Muse, Christian Death, Mephisto Walz, Shadow Project, The March Violets, etc.) and Sarah Rose Faith (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate “Beacons” from the forthcoming album ‘Vestige & Vigil’ on Sett Records
  • Bristol, UK goth rock /post-punk band NAUT “Unity of Opposites” from the second 2023 LP ‘Hunt’ on Season of Mist
  • Berlin-based Argentinian Goth /Synthpop /Darkwave solo project Deus Ex Lumina “No Control” single.
  • Cardiff’s noise rock /post-punk quintet Can Kicker “Sterilised Experience from “Self-Titled” LP on Drunken Sailor Records
  • Toronto, Ontario based coldwave /post-punk act Kaifa Net / Каифа Нет “Её Взгляд / Eyo Vzglyad” single
  • South African alt /dream pop /psych /shoegaze /post-punk band from Cape Town, Dangerfields “Harder” from the EP ” Harder – Singles 2022″ on The Good Times Co.                                                             
  • Leeds UK goth/ space rock /post-punk /psychedelic outfit Deathtrippers “Hurt R” (Demo 2022)               
  • Australian Post-Punk / Surf-Goth act from Melbourne, Desmond Doom “Sky” from “Surf-Goth B-Sides” EP
  • Phoenix, AZ ambient /industrial pop/electronic musician (The Sheaves), Daniel Schurgin “Thi The Guy?” from the cassette album “Immersive Bongo World” on Total Peace                                                                               
  • Zurich, Swiss post-punk/ dark wave /indie rock band led by Michael Sele, The Beauty of Gemina “River (Ensemble Version)”


  1. Kuta 11th December 2022
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