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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #3


  • Seattle, WA goth/new wave/darkwave/coldwave project of Tony D’Oporto, Suffering For Kisses “Maybe” from the EP “Some Hurt More Than Others”

Six unmistakable slices of gothic, obscure, deep darkwave permeate the new EP of the solo project of Tony D’Oporto, amongst which one of the most suggestive is “Maybe”, with its dismal penetrating guitar chords, hypnotic synth and haunting profound fatalistic croon, echoed by an ethereal female voice, injecting an irresistible, bewitching dark romantic flair.

  • Dortmund, Germany goth/post-punk project DISHYMN – “Weit ist der Weg”

Emotional and promising debut demo/single of a brand new project from Germany, dark, evocative and decadent, with hints of classic neo-folk and Project label-like atmospheric darkwave, through funereal keyboards and desolate delicate acoustic guitar strums over despondent vocals, is perfectly in unison with the currently chilling, hazy and windy winter days, absolutely a band to follow closely.

  • Brooklyn, NY experimental art-punk band featuring members the defunct post-punk project Pill and electronic/art-rock combo Eaters, P.E. – “Soft Dance” from the ”Person” LP out March 6, 2020 on Wharf Cat Records

Quintessentially New Yorker, the new P.E.‘s single lures us to a soft dance ritual, between agony and ecstasy, punctuated by minimal, terse percussive patterns, warmed by enveloping and meandering sax inlays, subdued bass pulses and sudden cuts of synths, while lusty, sassy, breathy female vocals cry and murmur teasingly over life’s painful lessons lost to heartache.

  • Avant-garde/analog synth project between Spanish producer Raül Refree (Rosalía, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo) and Portuguese fado singer Lina, aka Lina_Raül Refree “Maldição” from S/T album on Glitterbeat Records
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina darkwave/ethereal wave project, Lágrimas de Emilia “Blanca Palidez” debut single
  • Early ’80s Seattle electro-pop duo of David Shumate and Colin McDonell, aka CINEMA 90 “At Nine (Live)” from V/A “Techniques. A Techno-Pop Selection From The USA: 1982-1990” on mecanica
  • Russian goth/deathrock/post_punk band Polycythemia “Безумный страх” new single
  • London, UK stoner-doom-gaze post-punk band Cold In Berlin “Dark Days (Bow Church remix)”                       
  • Italian occult/coldwave/darkwave duo, aka iamnoone “Mantis” new single on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Belarusian/Spanish electro-wave duo Tornische “Fotodesintegracion” from the forthcoming ‘Interiorismo’ LP out soon on Cititrax
  • Los Angeles‘ minimal/dark-wave duo of Gregory Vand (High-Functioning Flesh, Green Screen Door, Lock) and Josie Vand (Green Screen Door, DVA Damas, Jealous God), DIN “Too Much” off of upcoming V/A “DKA Tape Programme Vol. III” cassette compilation via DKA Records
  • US darkwave/coldwave/electrowave duo of Adam Grow and Anthony Nuzzo aka Astro exesA “Distorted Rings”                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Russian post-punk/cold wave duo based out of Yekaterinburg, Фирма-однодневка [firma-odnodnevka] ‘Через года feat. Стереополина‘ from the cassette edition of the third album ‘ЭВМ’ via their brand new tape label HИИ | tape records
  • Mexican goth-rock/post-punk 4-piece Winter Svn “Shame” new single
  • Toulon, France Synthwave/Italo/Coldwave duo Romance Mature “De Chrome et d’Éclair” from ltd. “Démo 1” EP CD on Choléra Cosmique
  • Fribourg / Brussels coldwave/synthwave duo REYMOUR – “Melancholia” off the EP “Sarabande à Deux” via Swiss label CAF?
  • Vancouver‘s dark techno/industrial/minimal-wave project of former Koban duo Brittany West and Samuel Lloyd, SIGSALY ” Lasting Effects” title track from the new EP on Dream Recordings                                             
  • Rome, Italy coldwave/darkwave/post-punk project of Marco Cattani, CHEMICAL WAVES “The Sphinx (feat HIV​+​)” from the upcoming album “Even When We Fall Apart” via Unknown Pleasures Records
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth – “The shadow is cast” from the album “Winter Remixes”
  • County Durham, UK coldwave band COMA ROW “Your Veins (Demo)”                         
  • Italian darkwave/synthwave duo Lost Messages “True Essence” from the debut album “Modern Disease” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Spanish post-punk/coldwave band from Madrid, DILK ~ “Leave It For Tomorrow” from the debut LP “Hardship” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Juárez MX // NYC coldwave/darkwave project UN HOMBRE SOLO “Aferrado” off of 2-track 7″ single “UHS_2″ 
  • Moscow-based synthpop/EBM/minimal synth/post-punk project (formerly Ukraine’s Il Mio Campo), ШТАДТ (STADT) ‘Желчь’ from the album ‘Мразь’
  • Swiss minimal wave/dark synth /darkwave /synth-pop solo project from St.Gallen, Carlo Onda “Smiling Isolation”                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Miami, Florida new wave/post-punk/darkwave solo project Astari Nite “Capulet Loves Montague” new single                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Russian dark/synth wave/avant-pop duo from Saint-Petersburg, Sobranie 8 18 “Angels Fight” off of upcoming S/T album                                                                                                                                                 
  • Minneapolis‘ new wave/coldwave/synthwave project of former member of The Black Roses, Cliff Mitchell, aka VANITY LINES “Modern Heart” new single from the sophomore EP due out later in the year on his own New Hex Records.
  • Australia lo-fi experimental post-punk project MILITARY COMMAND “Röhm and His Garden” from debut cassette CS EP
  • Asheville, North Carolina goth/darkwave/post-punk 5-piece SECRET SHAME “Haunter (None of Your Concern Remix)”
  • Santiago, Chile post-punk band Parasomnia “Ritual” from debut S/T debut EP
  • Alicante, Spain shoegaze/new wave/post-punk solo project Dogma 95 “Everything you couldn’t be tonight” from “EP3”
  • French coldwave /post-punk duo FOLLOW ME NOT ”Sunday” from the new album “Vanishing Smile” on Unknown Pleasures
  • Geelongs, Australia lo-fi power pop/new wave/garage punk/synth-punk solo project of Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants/ School Damage etc), Alien Nosejob “Rainbow Road” from upcoming second LP “Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud” on Drunken Sailor Records and Antifade
  • San Francisco‘s dark folk solo project of former front-woman of 90’s goth band Sunshine Blind, Caroline Blind “Heaven” ( Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry cover)
  • Sunshine Coast, Australia garage trashy post-punk band RED ENTRIES “Killing for the Sport” from the new EP “Hot Piss”
  • Russian indie/post-punk four-piece from Moscow, ГРУППА ХМУРЫЙ / GRUPPA HMURIY ‘Rodina’ from the new EP ‘Kartina 5, No. 19/12’
  • London, UK indie/new wave/post-punk 4-piece Talk Show – “Banshee” off of debut EP ‘These People’ due out on the 27th of March on Council Records
  • Melbourne garage/post-punk trio Cable Ties “Sandcastles” from the album “Far Enough,” out March 27th, 2020 on Merge
  • Italian shoegaze/post-industrial/noise/post-punk trio from Mantua, SUBMEET • “Nimby” new single on Lady Sometimes Records
  • Greek industrial audio-visual unit hailing from Athens by songwriter and music producer Giannis Papaioannou, aka Mechanimal – “Stolen Flesh” from the upcoming LP “Crux” on Inner Ear.
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave/synthpop solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “A Poem” new single
  • Greek synth-punk trio, Nomos751 – Έκτρωση-Έκτρωση (Abortion-Abortion)
  • Adelaide, Australia darkwave/electro/post-punk/goth disco project The Ghost Of Bela Lugosi ”Dizko Blood Bath” from the new album “Ghoul”.
  • US coldwave/post-punk solo project INTO GREY “Poison” from upcoming EP                                                       
  • Russian lo-fi/dark electronic/ synthpop princess CHERNOBURKV – ‘Это Мой Раж/This is my rage’ off of new album ‘ЛАБИРИНТЫ’ on Nedostupnostь                                                                                                           
  • Los Angeles based electronic/synthpop/synthwave musician/producer John Glenn Kunkel, aka THE NEW DIVISION “Hidden” from forthcoming LP “Hidden Memories”