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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – April #17-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Grenoble‘s French wave /coldwave /synth-punk duo of David Litavicki (Bleu Russe and Pupard) and Piero Gheno, aka CHURROS BATIMENT “Cannibale” from the upcoming EP “Sale Quart D’Heure” on New Sinister         

Thumping propulsive beats along with obsessive galloping, flickering bassline, and acidic squeaky swirls, lace anxious hypnotic tension around edgy, rapid French rapping vocals and rambling back-ups to form a breathless surge of raw edgy energy and attitude, brimming with uncompromising wit, irreverence, and fun. Check out the DIY video here.

  • Brighton, UK synthpop /synth wave artist Maurice Business “Centre Back” from the upcoming EP “Stock Market Rhythms” on Third Coming Records.

The first taster from Brighton based artist’s upcoming EP is an edgy and off-kilter synth-pop number with spitting, skipping dancing rhythms that underpin droning, glacial and beefy Numan-esque synth riffs, now fluttering, now enveloping, whilst flashing with a sharp back-and-forth obsession around both aloof and alienated male vocals to deliver a quirky, nostalgic dive into the intimate recollections of High School angst and competition.

  • Arkhangelsk, Russia sovietwave /new wave /retrowave /post-punk duo ЭЛЕКТРОЦОЙ [Electrotsoy] “Обречены” from the EP “Bedroom Gothic”

Self-dubbed ‘spiritual children of the Cure’, Russian duo ЭЛЕКТРОЦОЙ wrap their nostalgic atmospheric new wav-ish sound in gothic-tinged, fading daylight that basks in the warm glow of dire, glistening guitar melodies, haunted by deep, meandering bleak basslines, to weave a web of painful memories around soft, angsty female vocals releasing detached heart-rending melancholy into the piercing shadows of gloom.

  • Israel dark ambient /industrial /post-folk artist Tamar Singer (Cruel Wonders), ZERESH “Air From Afar” from the Split Album “No Longer Mourn For Me” ALBIREON vs ZERESH on TOTEN SCHWAN RECORDS
  • Derby, UK goth darkwave solo project Raging Rausch “Reincarnation Is A Nightmare”                                       
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia new wave /post-punk solo project BLAZH | БЛАЖЬ “Под Контролем” title track from the new album “Под контролем”
     
  • Paris-based Malmö-bred experimental /post-punk /synthwave solo project of former RA member, Simon Minó “Les Nymphéas” from the album “Alma / Flora”                                                                                     
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Mountain Top” new single
  • French synthpop duo À trois sur la plage – “Nuage Nuage” from upcoming debut S/T album on Gone With The Weed
  • 80s Belgian synthpop trio from Brussels, TELEX “Euro-vision (Remastered)” from “This Is Telex” remastered compilation on Mute
  • Paris minimal synthpop duo Trotski Nautique “Quarantaine” from the LP “Boucherie” on La Souterraine and WeWant2Wecord
     
  • Los Angeles, Ca electro-pop /minimal synth solo project of multimedia artist Laura Callier, aka GEL SET “In The Wall” off the new LP “Tone Invasion” on 2MR
  • Italian electro dark synthwave solo project from Turin, ZOLTAN FREITAG “Only a Fool” from “Haunting Times” EP
  • Düsseldorf based synthpunk /coldwave /minimal synth solo project of Joa H. (Epic Dreams / Cosmic Hula Radiators / Mängelexemplar / Electric Western & The Pocket Calculators / Ex Nine Circles), DELOS “Precision” from “Wonderland (rebuilt)” 122 vinyl edition on Infravox Records
  • Minimal synth /coldwave act from Belgium, Unidentified Man “Outcast (Instrumental)” from “It’s Compilated” album
  • Eastleigh, UK synthpop /synth wave /cold wave project L.O.S.E. “Scarred like hell” new single
  • Perm, Russian coldwave /minimal-synth side project of Konstantin Ostrovsky (aka Kondratie), Toska Po Domu [тоска по дому] “Моя ненависть — это любовь” from the EP “кровь”
  • Berlin-based minimal garage-y synth-punk two-piece DAS DAS “Invisible Man” from the album “Leben in Bildschirmen”
  • French electro post-punk duo LUDERITZ “Anywhere out of the world” off the EP “Expansion du Domaine de l’absurde” [Factotum Records]
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia cold minimal synthwave duo of Svetlana Zombierella and Alexander Moralez, The Bleak Engineers “Illusion” from the 12″ EP “Unconscious” on Mosaique Records‘ sublabel Rotation Mécanique
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “Blind Eyes Open” new single
  • French post-punk /new wave /cold wave artist from Toulouse, Leny Müh “En l’air” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ LP “Capharnaüm” on Hidden Bay Records
  • Dublin electronic /synthpop project of Aidan Casserly, aka Sebastian And The Dream ‘Blackout Of Knives’ new single off the upcoming LP “Heartland”
  • Portuguese post-punk project MB “Moonstone” from the EP “Réptil Vol.3” on Réptil Ibérico Emissões
  • Boulazac, France post-punk /coldwave solo project, Without Emotion “Prisonnier”                                           
  • Львів, Ukraine post-punk solo project, Суспільний Безлад [Social Disorder] “Покоління / Generation”
  • L.A.-based goth/new wave/post-punk/synthpop one-man band, Mortal Boy “Hang the kingmaker“ (single)                           
  • Belgium new wave/post-punk band ROZA PARKS “Portrait of a dancer” new single
  • Bristol, UK goth/synthpop/darkwave/electronic solo project New Haunts “Blame” second single from New Haunts’ third album “Still Dark Sky”, due for release on May 28th, 2021 on Cold Transmission Music.
  • Los Angeles, Ca synthpop /new wave duo SECOND SKIN “Colder (Kontravoid Remix)”
  • California-based Italo/American body music /Italo disco /new wave /synthpop band (members of Terremoto and Crimson Scarlet), NUOVO TESTAMENTO “Michelle Michelle” from upcoming LP “New Earth” on AVANT! Records
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault, Closed Mouth – “Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight” (Lime Cover, 1982) new single
  • Mexican Dark Electronic /SynthPop artist, singer, producer & filmmaker based in Puebla, Felipe Casas aka SUNDATA “Nothing Scares Me Anymore” from “IGNITE” EP on Cold Transmission
  • Palma, Spain-based dark electro-pop artist, and musician, Sofia “El Cielo Blanco” off 2-track 7″ single “Sofia” via Oviedo-based independent label Humo International.
  • Perth, Australia dark wave /synthpop GIA COMO “Madeleine (ft. Pool Boy)” new single on Rockton Records
  • Canada synthpop act Remember Whales “Runaway” off the new single “Runaway/Wake You Up”
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk/new wave solo project by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “Tape” (single) from the upcoming second album “Demons” on Reptile Music
  • Santiago, Chile lo-fi synthpop musician Martin Dry “Tempestades” from the LP “Abandono”
  • Perth based cosmic /psych wave /synth-heavy DIY project TRUCK STOP ALIEN “Studio 55” from “When Midnight Moved The City” EP
  • Berlin-based darkwave /synthpop one-woman project Dolly’s Laster “The Prisoner” from “LIVE 4/2021” EP (Luna Negra Goth Nights Stream on April 17, 2021)
  • Detroit, Mi electronic /post-punk /synth-pop duo COMFORT CURE “Skin” new single via REC. BODY LTD
  • London, UK industrial /post-punk /synthpop project Black Light Ascension “Troll” from the 4th album “Flesh Ghosts”
  • San Antonio, TX darkwave/coldwave synth project of Veronica Campbell, DEATH LOVE VERONICA “Burn” new single from the upcoming LP “Chemical” on Cold Transmission
  • Miami, FL dark electronic music project Deep Down Wise – “Howling” new single
  • UK Dark Cinematic/Dark Ambient solo project of Sean Athamay (Athamay, Torturetekk), Grabhügel “Battle Prayer (Dancefloor Mix)” from “Field of Tombs” 
  • UK post-punk /darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Reprisal” from the EP “Danse und Melancholie”
  • French goth/post-punk/coldwave solo project from Orléans, GLASSZONE “City Of Light” from the new album “Moments”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia indie /psych /post-punk band Тихий Ход “Было” from the album “Novgorod, Texas”                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Czech-based darkwave /post-punk band HOLY PLACES “Winesburg Asylum Friends”                                                
  • Canada experimental synthwave /darkwave solo project Morbid Florist “Why?”                                                     
  • Baltimore, Maryland shoegaze /coldwave /darkwave solo project, 4dversary “Portal”.                                       
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal synth wave solo project HUMAN 80 Feat. Ein Sir – “Silence Is Good”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Stockholm based Polish minimal electronic/EBM solo project La Santé “Gesty” from the EP “Pomaluj twarz”
  • Essen, Germany indie rock /gothic rock /dark folk artist (Aeon Sable, Melanculia, Deied, hgmr), Nino Sable “Church of No Belief” new single                                                                                                                               
  • Denver-based deathrock /post-punk trio Plague Garden “Dead on the Floor” from the upcoming sophomore album “Requiem of Souls”
  • Paris-based, French post-punk /new wave duo Hattoman “La Ballade De John” from the new EP “Sombres Personnes”
  • Norwegian goth rock /post-punk /rock’n’roll solo project, Dove Tribe “New Cold War” from upcoming debut EP “All In The Waiting”
  • London, UK Goth Rock/Post-Punk band BLACK ANGEL “Live to Love” from the upcoming 3rd album “Prince of Darkness”
  • Nottingham, UK goth/post-punk outfit Chaos Bleak “Mythos” ninth single
  • Russian psych /post-punk band from Saint-Petersburg, THE QUINSY “le Vide” new single
  • Los Angeles, CA electronic darkwave /post-punk /synthpop band GLAARE “Divine Excess” from the sophomore LP “Your Hellbound Heart” on Weyrd Son Records
  • Bryansk, Russia coldwave /post-punk band Predznanie “Ночь / Night” title track from the new EP “Ночь”
  • French shoegaze /post-punk /new wave /dream-pop trio based in Toulouse, Candélabre “Ceasefire Of Love” from the upcoming LP “For to have time is to have wings” on Manic Depression Records
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia coldwave/post-punk/gothic rock solo project, Factor Pressure [Фактор Давления] “Колонисты” from “Repose” album
  • Armenia, Colombia experimental post-punk 4-piece OLD PROVIDENCE “Declive” from the new EP “La nueva era de la oscuridad” on Discos Maraña
  • Gran Canaria, Spain new wave /post-punk solo project Luz Futuro “Vivir en una Isla” new single
  • Kirov/Saint Peterburg, Russia DIY post-punk trio Черная Речка [Chernaya Rechka] feat. Ploho “Нет /No” new single
  • Berlin, Germany noise post-punk trio PIGEON “Bad Visions” from the upcoming second LP “Deny All Knowledge Of Complicity” on adagio830
  • Melbourne post-punk trio Plaster of Paris “Internalise” from their upcoming debut album “Lost Familiar” on Psychic Hysteria
  • Toronto, On shoegaze /new wave /post-punk duo StillWaves “There is No Hope” (single).
  • Chicago, IL Electronic /Dreampop /Shoegaze /Dark Pop duo, New Canyons “Spirit ’83” from the new album, “Heavy Water” on Feeltrip Records.
  • Narva, Estonia post-punk band Pale Alison “Когда умрет Земля” new single                                                     
  • Greek synth-punk trio Νόμος 751 “Moracu Se Boriti” from upcoming “M.A.T.” 7″ EP on Slovenly Recordings
  • Russian post-punk / synthpunk band from Rostov-On-Don, Nauchnyy Sotrudnik [Научный Сотрудник] “Бытовой инвалид” title track from “Бытовой Инвалид” (EP)
  • Californian Post-Punk band from San Diego, UNDERPASS “Physical World V” from cassette EP “Physical World” on NO SUN RECORDINGS
  • Vienna based experimental /electronic /industrial /post-punk duo PRIVAT “Das Parkett” from the upcoming LP “Ein Gedachtnis Rollt Sich Auf Der Zunge Aus” on ALTER
  • Athens, Greece ambient /punk /dungeon synth project ξόρκι “Τα παράσημα του Παραδείσου (Γενιά του Χάους cover)” original by Γενιά του Χάους from their 1986 self titled LP

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