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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – August #32-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Australian darkwave synth-noir band based in Sydney, RBRNRSE “Latex Lucy” from the double A-side 7″ single “Latex Lucy / Covered up in Chrome” on 8th house ghosts.

Two raw, murky and sleazy slabs of ‘darkwave synth-noir’ from Sidney‘s lunatics in the heritage of the turbulent and feverish sound of Chrome, Suicide, Fad Gadget, Cabaret Voltaire through a sinister and visceral dystopic alchemy of compulsive rhythmic throbs, boisterous clanging bursts, droning sharp and hallucinated electronics, lacerated distorted guitars and disturbed vocalizations. Punctuated by the hypnotic circular beats of a mechanical drum machine, bleak ominous bassline, flurrying swathes of buzzing icy bright synth strains, eerie wailing guitar screams, to ignite claustrophobic looming menace over muffled male vocal’s lethargic anguished howls dragged in a chaotic hellish spiral of demented obsession for the fearful abandon of “Latex Lucy.”

  • Latvian new wave /coldwave /post-punk band from Riga, Plenērs “Ne vienmēr būt ceļā ir skaisti” (Single)

New single for the now 3-piece band from Riga, as always enthralling, emotional and melancholic, yet this time also bursting with anger and subdued causticism, straddles between 80s post-punk and modern Eastern European bands like Ploho. Relentless piercing guitar melodies carve wistful, nostalgic pain, amid steady punchy beats and buzzing bass tones, whilst subdued caustic male vocals rattle dissatisfied resentment and emotional cries through the eerie sinister airy synth glow of unsettled boundaries.

  • Los Angeles based dark synthpop electro-pop side project of Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) and Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “Nightmares” new single

New single from the duo from based in L.A. that rides increasingly solid, refined and dancing, as well slightly darker, further energized by lilting guitar riffs, while heartfelt male vocals and falling back-up cries suffer in ongoing nightmares of loss, regret, and trauma, to inject a warm, bustling and beating heart that organically harmonizes with the fluttering and chiming, cold and mechanical precision of synthesizers.

  • Dutch/French synthpop collaboration Grimdeluxe feat. Prinzessin “Last Night” from V/A “Intersection IV” album on TONN RECORDINGS

Few words, the music speaks for itself moreover, to join the celebration of 5 years of superb activity from the Belfast based independent label TONN Recordings, bravely founded in 2016 by the passionate visual artist Mary McIntyre, Five years of explorations across the 80s-inspired niche of the multifaceted synth sonic spectrum, to steadily capture the sheer essence and the magic from minimal wave, synthwave, synthpop and pure electronica, finely balancing the obscure and the experimental with the emotional and the melodic, through a host of synth-laden belters absolutely to treasure and to be proud of. Check the brand new collaborative and celebrative album, “Intersection IV”, featuring the steady label foundations and a few exciting prospects such as MADMOIZEL, Crystalline Stricture, This is The Bridge, Ruzé, No, Misfortunes, LoveTheMachine, Fokker, Grimdeluxe, Prinzessin, Iv/An, Guinæpig and Mary McIntyre.

  • Paris-based rock noir /psych /gothic-folk act OPIUM DREAM ESTATE “Some Kind Of Stranger (Extended Version)” from V/A “HONORIS II – TRIBUTE TO THE SISTERS OF MERCY & THE SISTERHOOD” [uprGOLD 017] on UNKNOWN PLEASURES RECORDS
  • Sidney, Australia lo-fi goth /EBM /new beat /post-punk /darkwave solo project Chlorine Gargoyle “Archon” (Single)
  • Columbus, Ohio post-punk /coldwave /darkwave trio Child Of Night [C.O.D.] “Son” from the upcoming cassette/vinyl 12″ album “The Walls At Dawn” on Wave Records
  • Iceland Cold-Wave // Post Punk // No Wave // Poetry Punk all-girl trio from Reykjavík, Kælan Mikla “Stormurinn” from the upcoming LP “Undir Köldum Norðurljósum” ​on Artoffact Records.
  • Baltimore, Maryland coldwave /darkwave solo project, 4dversary “Infernal Coil” from “Untitled” EP
  • Las Vegas post-industrial /darkwave project Fairy Pussy “Black And Gray” (Single)
  • Norwegian electronic synth duo from Oslo, f r e c v e n s “Still Makes For You”                                                   
  • Swedish darkwave /synth project of Erik Marklund from Stockholm, Mellowlands “Book of the damned” (Single)
  • California coldwave /minimal synth project of Christopher Oxendine, aka O/X “Falling Into” from upcoming “Falling Into” 7″ vinyl single on Dream
  • Sacramento, Ca darkwave /coldwave solo project of John Anton Malinowskj, EX-HEIR “Modern Maidens” from the 2-track single “Hollow Host”
  • Khmelnytskiy, Ukraine synthpop /post-punk /synthwave duo Death Rate A Politics ‘Vzhe Nema’ from the album ‘DEN|NICH’                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Reunion Island-based coldwave /minimal wave solo project of Pascale Besse [kilkil], TUELIPE “Drugs” debut single from the upcoming debut album “Mono Game” on Maudit Tangue label
  • Swedish/French industrial /synthpop /dark electro collaboration of Deutsch Nepal (Lina Baby Doll) & Position Parallele (Derniere Volonte), POSITION BABY DOLL “Dead Dog Entertainment” from the mini-LP “Position Baby Doll” on Tesco
  • Northern Irish synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Bad Thinking” (unreleased 2021)                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Mexico City synthpop /darkwave /synthwave solo project of Antonio R., aka Haunted Lovers “Crucifix” from the EP “SINFUL”
     
  • Los Angeles-based new wave /synthwave artist EM_LEN “Endless” (Single)
                         
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina dark electro-rock trio Union Sovietica “Calor” from the album “Casa 8” on Marly Records
  • Los Angeles-based legendary 80s new wave/electro/synthpop outfit from Minneapolis, Information Society ‘Room 1904″ from the new LP “ODDfellows” on Negative Gain Productions
  • Sidney, Australia veteran synthwave/synthpop outfit NEUROPA “Inside Out” from the LP “FRONTIERS”
  • UK post-punk /synthpop duo Nostalgia Deathstar “Hallo Spaceboy (7inch version)” [David Bowie cover] on State of Bass UK
  • London, UK dark synthpop project Downotter “Now That’s Irony” from the album “Man Alive”
  • Colombian post-punk solo project Píldora Letal “Escape” from upcoming album “Dosis letales para la desesperanza”
  • Mexican post-punk /darkwave project REPENT. “Obsesión” from “>>>rrrrr>>>” EP
  • Brighton, UK post-punk /coldwave /synthwave project of singer, songwriter, music producer and long time collaborator with Antipole, Paris Alexander (feat. Eirene) “Siren” from the upcoming debut album “Renaissance”
  • UK post-punk /darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Deceit” from the new album “Lies, Deceit and Other Delusions”
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (aka The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “In The Garden Of Tombs” (Single)
  • Tokyo based DIY post-punk /darkwave band They Might Drown “Headfirst into Darkness” title track from the EP “Headfirst into Darkness”
  • Boston, Ma post-punk /darkwave /coldwave band TRUTH FAITH “Giving Up” originally appeared on V/A “A Growing Scarcity of Expectation” by Destroy//Exist
  • Portuguese Minimal Wave / Coldwave / Darkwave duo The Dreams Never End “Palco dos Desencontros” 2nd single from the album “Palco dos Desencontros to be released in September 2021 via Anti-Demos-Cracia label
  • Italian Synthwave /Darkwave /Post-Punk solo project LOVE OF CONSOLATION “The Past” from the EP “Wither on a spring day”
  • Athens, Greece electronic / noise/ post-punk /coldwave band BOXES OF BLOW “Another voice” from the new 2-track single “Out of control”
  • Brazilian post-punk /darkwave /coldwave duo Christabel Dreams “Praia do Rei” from the upcoming LP “Our Kind Of Place” on Wave Records
  • Los Angeles-based dark electronic post-punk band AURAT “333” from the new EP “Khaar”
  • US darkwave /post-punk band from San Fernando Valley, BLACKRABIT “Tearing apart” from the new album “King of Hearts”
  • San Antonio, TX darkwave /coldwave synth project of Veronica Campbell, DEATH LOVE VERONICA “Pleaser” b-side from upcoming new single “Deception”
  • Polish Cold Wave /Post-Punk /New Romantic band KĀVE “Hestia” from debut LP “Jaskinie”
  • Dallas, TX coldwave /darkwave solo project of Alex Yanez, aka BREATH PLAY “My Soul Holds Back” off tape out now on Kinky Records
  • Kyiv, Ukraine lo-fi post-punk /(formerly Night Excitement), Night Voyager “Dark Paradise”                               
  • Synth Post Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer ”das Präludium” [Nevel Records]      
  • German synthwave /post-punk /darkwave band from Leipzig, Empire Forest “Drifting In Dripping Water” from the 2-track single “Send”                                                                                                                                            
  • Sevastopol, Russia ghost wave /post-punk 4-piece Розовый Призрак [Rozovy Prizrak] “Пользуйся Мной” new single
  • Japanese punk /post-punk band based in Tokyo, Ms.Machine “Vår” from the EP “Vår” on Black Hole
  • Texas lo-fi post-punk outfit from Austin, ALTAR OF EDEN “Loretta” off ‘Promo CS’ EP on Sound Grotesca
      
  • Belgian post-punk /cold wave band The Ultimate Dreamers “No Matter” from the upcoming compilation album “Live Happily While Waiting For Death” of remastered early material recorded in Lessines, Belgium [1986-1990] on Dans Les Profondeurs / Wool-E Discs.
  • Hanover, Germany noise-rock/post-punk trio FRTG13 “Rubberist” from the new EP “Supersymmetrie”
  • Swedish/French industrial /synthpop /dark electro collaboration of Deutsch Nepal (Lina Baby Doll) & Position Parallele (Derniere Volonte), POSITION BABY DOLL “Dead Dog Entertainment” from the mini-LP “Position Baby Doll” on Tesco
  • Belgian synthwave /dreamgaze /synthpop solo project of Martijn Hermans since 1984, Lost Century Kid “Manifest” off the single “Manifest / I Love You To Death (Type-O-Negative Redux)”
  • Swiss lo-fi /experimental /NDW /coldwave /post-punk /synthpop /disco project of Carlo Onda, KARL KAVE “Stories Told” from “The Creeps” EP
  • Early/Mid ’80s Japanese experimental /industrial /dub /post-punk project lead by Takayuki Shiraishi, MLD “Perpetual Motion” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ compilation “19831986” on Camisole Records
  • US industrial /EBM duo Carbon 14 “Mutual Assured Destruction” from the compilation album Carbon 14 vs MNLF “ Excavated From The Vaults (1987-89 Demos)” on Phage Tapes.
  • Turkish industrial /darkwave /gothic-pop act from Istanbul, ELZ AND THE CULT “Urge to Kill, Urge to Die” from upcoming LP “SEX MACABRE”
  • Paris-based industrial /EBM /synth-punk /electronic duo NULL SPLIT “I Shook Your Split (feat. INVA//ID)” from “Chained, Burnt And Split” split EP with INVA//ID 
  • Belgian industrial /dark electro solo project MILDREDA “Liaisons dangereuses” from upcoming LP “I Was Never Really There” on Dependent
  • Edinburgh, UK dark electro /synthwave /EBM /electronic producer ALEX “DEATHDANCE (feat. KXYLI & LAZERPUNK)” from “Death Dance” EP
  • Charlottesville, Virginia synthpop solo project The Rain Within “Forward In Reverse” new single on Negative Gain Productions
  • US dark wave electronic collaboration Fornicata & Order ov thee Octopi – ”Locked”                                         
  • Bristol, UK all-female queer punk trio GRANDMAS HOUSE “Golden” from upcoming s/t EP
  • Chicago, IL darkwave /gothic rock /post-punk trio Rose Teeth “Distance” second single off of debut EP “Shrouded”
  • London, UK art-rock /post-punk group Beige Banquet “Construction” from S/T EP on MANGEL
  • Brighton, UK dance punk /jazz /new wave /post-punk 6-piece Opus Kink “This train” off double a-side 7″ single “Wild Bill / This Train” on Nice Swan Records
  • Portland garage-punk /post-punk solo project from Nic Vicario (Crisis Man, Public Eye), SMIRK “Staring At Screens” from E.P. on Total Punk
  • North Carolina‘s punk rock trio Neon Belly “My Bad” from s/t charity 7″ vinyl EP on Fort Lowell Records
  • Chicago, IL indie punk /noise /post-punk band STUCK “Serf The Web” off the EP “Content That Makes You Feel Good” on Exploding In Sound Records
  • New York post-punk /electronic /industrial band, Pop. 1280 “Not Too Deep” from the upcoming album “Museum on the Horizon” on Profound Lore Records
  • Zaragoza, Spain new wave /synth-punk /post-punk solo project of Martín González Conde aka Mack Páramo (World Rally Boys, Thee Boas, Psychotic Acid Freek and Los Thyssen), aka Legítimo Polvo – “Miseria” from “WRB Split” EP Legítimo Polvo x Nüca on Ferror Records
  • Bratislava, Slovakia kraut /post-punk outfit BRATISLAVA 88 “Durango” (Single)
  • Philly‘s dark post-punk goth rocker (FKA Lord Travvis), NIGHT RITUAL “Destroy You” from the cassette debut album “Unbecoming”
  • Portland-based post-punk band SOFT KILL – “Ducky (Demo)” from “Dead Kids Demos” album on Cercle Social Records
  • Stockholm-based new wave /post-punk project of Gustav Tranback, aka Dismal Plight “I Don’t Want To Stay” from the debut s/t album on Inclub                                                                                                                           
  • San Diego, Ca based coldwave /synthpop /post-punk solo one-man project ARMOIRE “Only After Midnight”   
  • London-based experimental post-punk ensemble Bas Jan “You Have Bewitched Me” single part of Lost Map’s PostMap Club monthly subscription series [Lost Map Records]          
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock solo project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “IGNORE” off the EP “SILENCE IS KILLING ME”
  • Vienna, Austria noise kraut /primitive minimal electronics solo project Anne Pedersdotter – “Listen” off cassette album »Noising« via CUT SURFACE & WSMTML.
          

 

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