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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #4

Aron Wiesenfeld – ‘the river’


  • Argentinian post-punk/new wave grrl duo from Buenos Aires, Las Kellies – ”Closer” from forthcoming new album ‘Suck This Tangerine’ via Fire Records                                                                                 

We usually do not highlight already well-established bands, but the new single from the longstanding Argentinians sneakily won its way into my dance-inducing inner earworm weekend. The duo embrace dance post-punk style with the usual extreme naturalness and urgency, through hypnotic and bouncing propulsive funk bassline, pounding drums, sharply twisted guitar cuts and infectious chorus, sounds heard a thousand times but the grrls make them absolutely irresistible.

  • Vancouver, BC deathrock/post-punk/dark punk 4-piece DEAD CELLS “Idols Of Charlatans” from the upcoming debut album “I” via Erste Theke Tontraeger and Neon Taste Records

After a highly promising demo EP, finally the first previews from the long-awaited debut LP for a band that ably shows how to mix melody and energy, equal parts raw beauty and razor-sharp intensity, with waves of hooks along with dark and edgy menacingly broodiness coursing through raw bursts of dark punk noise.

  • Italian post-punk /new wave band from Padua, Talk To Her “Ibisco” from the upcoming debut LP “Love Will Come Again” via Shyrec & Icy Cold Records

Talented Italian post-punkers’ new single unleashes dire dark repetitive beats together with hypnotic bassline that build tension and urgency around sinisterly alluring vocals in this devilishly danceable magnetic electro-wave number, a perfect way to set the tone for the band’s long-awaited debut album. Catch also the powerful visuals here.        

  • Belgian darkwave/neo-folk one man project, Art Of Empathy “Here Comes Everybody” from the third album “End Of I”
  • Dublin, Ireland dark/ethereal electronic/dreampop/synth-gaze solo project of former JJ72 bassist, Hilary Woods “Tongues of Wild Boar” from upcoming album “Birthmarks” on Sacred Bones
  • Russian lo-fi post-industrial/darkwave/synthpop outfit (ex Cerulea) from Yekaterinburg, LUTEA “Abstinence” from ltd. split lathe cut 7″ single ‘Haunted / Lutea”‘ via Perfect Aesthetics
  • Canadian dark synth minimal electronic solo project from Fredericton, DenMother “don’t”
  • Italian dark wave /post punk outfit from Bologna, EUROPEAN GHOST ‘Black Room’ (musical theme for the Italian radio program ‘Black Room’)                                                                                                                         
  • German ’80s synthpop/minimal synth project of Matthias Schuster, Im Namen Des Volkes – “Alles Ist Gewinn” off of forthcoming V/A “Artificial Dancers – Waves of Synth” compiled by Dutch DJ Interstellar Funk on Rush Hour
  • Quebec City, Québec new wave/post punk/coldwave trio PALISSADE “L’hiver” from the upcoming S/T album
  • Mysterious French dark synthwave/post-punk/synthpop/military pop act LARME BLANCHE “Nibiru” from “Demain Est Mort” album on Unknown Pleasures Records
  • Barcelona‘s coldwave/body music/darkwave/synthpop duo SDH (Semiotics Department Of Heteronyms) “No Miracles” from the upcoming second album “Against Strong Thinking” on Avant! Records
  • French minimal synth/cold wave project by Boris VölT from Rennes, MODE in GliANY “La Fin Se Rapproche”   
  • French dark coldwave/minimal synthwave solo project, ME AND A BOX “Horizon Perdu” title track from the new album on TONN Recordings
  • Finnish minimal wave electronic post-punk duo based in Helsinki, AUS TEARS “Reduction” preview from upcoming 10-tracks album “Levelled directions”.
  • Lithuanian electronic synthpop quartet from Vilnius, SOLO ANSAMBLIS “Baloje” from upcoming album “OLOS” on Artoffact Records
  • Synth Coldwave/Darkwave/Post-Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer “Reality” from “die Hall” EP on Nevel Records
  • Burlington, Vermont dark electronic/darkwave/synthpop solo project DPVPD “Shells” from the new EP “Endless Unadulterated Vexation”                                                                                                                   
  • Greek coldwave/synthwave/minimal synth duo Kriistal Ann / Toxic Razor aka PARADOX OBSCUR “Abeyance” from the upcoming album “SYNΘESIS” on Young & Cold Records
  • German dark synth electronic/postwave solo project, A Transition feat. Gina S. – “En Revanche”                             
  • South East London electronic/avant pop/synthpop/synth-punk duo SEX CELLS “Deranged” new single via Pretty Ugly Records                                                                                                                                                  
  • Spanish analog dark synth / post-punk solo project URCO “She”
  • Montreal, Quebec post-punk band BLOOMING SEASON “Cruel Radiant” from the new EP “Living Feeling”
  • Canadian Post-Punk band from Edmonton, IDLE TALK “Body” off S/T debut single
  • Oakland’s shoegaze/dark post-punk/coldwave band (former members of All Teeth, Life Long Tragedy and Creative Adult), FEARING “Good Talks” from upcoming album “Shadow” on Funeral Party Records
  • California‘s jangly weirdo post-punk project of Reuben Sawyer from The Column, Anytime Cowboy “On the Narrow Streets” from the upcoming S/T album on on vinyl and digital via Third Coming Records
  • Polish post-punk/coldwave band from Warsaw, HUTA PLASTIKU – ‘Księga Dżungli II” from upcoming album “Księga Dżungli” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas darkwave/post-punk/synth-pop band WHITE MANSION “Idol Changes” off the debut album “Human” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Mexican new wave/post-punk 4-piece MONDO “Land” new single on We are one Records
  • Polish DIY post-punk band based in Warsaw, Hände “Uważaj” from the new album “Uwaga, Szkło!” on Bat-Cave Productions                                                                                                                                                       
  • Italian post-punk/shoegaze/darkwave five-piece from Bologna, Red Mishima “Tomorrow’s Death” from the forthcoming S/T album on SwissDarkNights Label.
  • US post-punk band from Nashville, TN, DONORS “Help Yourself” from upcoming S/T album on To-Go Records
  • Italian shoegaze/post-industrial/noise/post-punk trio from Mantua, SUBMEET • “Capsule Hotel” from the vinyl album “Terminal” on Lady Sometimes Records
  • Lisbon-based Glam Synth-Punk Darkwave/Electro-Rock duo of Su Eko and Harris Iveson, VELVET KILLS – “Noise” from the upcoming album ”Bodhi Labyrinth” on Icy Cold Records/Manic Depression Records and Unknown Pleasures Records.
  • Wrocław, Poland goth/coldwave/post-punk band Psychoformalina “Ja-Pies” from the upcoming album “3…” on Bat-Cave Productions
  • Melbourne, Australia post-punks Focus Group – “Imaginary Friend” from the debut album “Theories”
  • Legendary UK dark industrial electronic act ATTRITION “The Great Derailer” first single from the upcoming “The Black Maria” album, due later in 2020
  • Catalan darkwave/post-punk solo project MY SANTIS “The song of wandering Aengus”                                     
  • New York goth-rock/post-punk/new wave solo project of Joseph DeMichele, aka Shelley’s Lullaby “Fallen Angel” from debut EP “Silver Lining” on Lost Cause Records
  • Toronto, Canada dark/gothic rock band The Birthday Massacre “The Sky Will Turn” from the upcoming album “Diamonds” on Metropolis Records.
  • Northern Virginia darkwave/gothic rock project of Brandon Pybus, aka Sonsombre “Highgate” from the new album “One Thousand Graves” on Cleopatra Records
  • Budapest‘s post-punk /darkwave duo Cold Walls “My Hollow Heart” from “Demo III” EP                                     
  • Curitiba, Brazil noise/post-punk 4-piece Cãos “Alvo” from the EP “Escorregadio”
  • Los Angeles/Seattle post-punk/dream pop collaborative duo, CLOSED TEAR / WISTERIA “Chartreuse” new single                                                                                                                                                         
  • Bordeaux, France based synth/post-punk outfit fronted by Mickael Appollinaire aka Monsieur Crane (former member of Strasbourg), LONELY WALK “TG” from the new self-titled album due out on Permafrost, I Love Limoges and Kerviniou
  • Mexico City‘s Post-punk/Coldwave band MONOTONOUS CITY “Necromancy” from V/A “WE ARE ONE – NEW DARK WAVE” on We are one Records
  • Bogotá, Colombia new wave/post-punk band Mar Muerto “Maya” from the split EP “Vestigios” with Tan Lejos
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth – “Mirror Man” from the album “Winter Remixes”
  • Sydney, Australia Post-Punk /Rock N’ Roll 4-piece Flight To Dubai “Juice” (unreleased b-side 2011) from 2-track bushfire relief fundraising single “Weak /Juice”
  • London-based alternative/new wave/post-punk band ANNA OVER “I Wanna See You There” first single from the new LP “Friends”                                                                                                                                                           
  • Oslo, Norway psych-noir /post-punk band Mayflower Madame “Vultures” from forthcoming LP “Prepared for a Nightmare” on Only Lovers Records
  • Bogotá, Colombia dark punk/post-punk quartet TAN LEJOS “La Tempestad” from the split EP “Vestigios” with Mar Muerto
  • Montreal, Quebec punk/postpunk collective Red Mass “Devil in Disguise (Feat. Drug Train)” from the new album “A Hopeless Noise” on Label Étiquette
  • Swiss synthpop artist Carol Rich – “Computered Love” (B-side of the 7″ single ‘Tokyo Boy’ 1984) from upcoming V/A “INTENTA Experimental & Electronic Music from Switzerland 1981-93” compiled by Matthias Orsett and Maxi Fischer on Les Disques Bongo Joe
  • Moscow synthwave/synth-pop/electronic group TRUD / Труд “God Sploshnyh Neudach (Pozhar Remix)” off of upcoming “Trud—7 (Remixes)” EP on Avacha Records   
  • French post-punk/synthpop/synthwave musician from Paris, SYDNEY VALETTE “Space And Time (Hante Remix)” from upcoming mini-album – How Many Lives “The Remixes” – via Intervision
  • ’90s Californian gothics London After Midnight – “Kiss (WLDV Edit)”
  • Munich, Germany Dark Cold Wave/Synthpop project of Allen B. Konstanz (The Vision Bleak, Ewigheim), OUL “Breathe In” from the upcoming LP later in the year.
  • Paris, France electronic/darkwave/synthpop artist Adrien V aka VIOT “Chambre Rouge”
  • Dutch body music/electro-industrial act DESIGNER VIOLENCE “Faces ov Change” from the debut album “When Beauty Expires”
  • US Punk/EBM/ Industrial duo Body Divide “How To Suffer” from “Pleasure From Pain” EP on SquareWav
  • Ukrainian post-punk band from Slavyansk, DELIRIUM ‘Принцесса постпанка’ new single
  • Ukraine indie/synthpop solo project Kill me, ACE! [Убей меня, Эйс!] ‘Полонская’ new single
  • London-based French electronic synth-punk/post-punk duo Zeropolis “What Should I Do?” from forthcoming ltd. vinyl mini-LP on FDH Records
  • Auckland, New Zealand indie/post-punk band made of Thom Burton (of Wilberforces, Moppy, and SoccerPractise) drummer Fiona Campbell (of The Coolies, Coasting, Vivian Girls), Madison Eve (Peach Milk),  Durham Fenwick (Green Grove) and Perry Mahoney (Civil Union), GUARDIAN SINGLES “Being Alone” from their S/T debut LP
  • Lyon, France new wave/post punk brother duo SPITZER “Sloop John” from the new EP “Ask For More”
  • Danish experimental electronic /synthpop artist (former Gold Lip singer and Lust For Youth’s latest member) from Copenhagen, Soho Rezanejad “By Stealth to Gyges” from the second part of the sophomore full-length album ‘Honesty Without Compassion is Brutality – Volume 2’, released in two volumes on Silicone Records.
  • Wien apocalyptic-weird-folk trio ZINN – “Diogenes” on Numavi Records

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