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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – JANUARY #04-23

  • Hamilton, UK-based darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “Untold” new single

First single of the year from Scottish Darkwaver encircled by its typical mysterious dramatic auras somberly punctuated by a pulsing, somehow warm, syncopated bassline and steady crushed drum beats, layered by dull, sad synth chords, and urgent droning swathes into emotional expansions of pain around haunted vocal agony, drawing tragic lyrical revelations from a lost realm of hope and fear.

  • Fayetteville, Arkansas goth /post-punk /synthpop solo project Damien Hearse “APOCALYPSE NOW” 2-track single

Arkansas‘ scuzzwave crooner fuses haunted Darkwave and high-energy Synthpunk with Industrialized clattery drive in his latest 2-tracker. Steady racing rhythms and ominous rapid-fire bouncy Devo-esque bass throbs along an unruly disruptive outburst of swarming epic synth swirls in a never-ending dramatic flux around angry, frustrated layered vocal oppression drawing vengeful airs from instigating thought forms of “Apocalypse Now.”

  • Nashville, Tennessee goth /post-punk /wave /synthpop music project by Jay Leo Phillips, General Trust “Blue Ride” from the upcoming debut single “Blue Ride / Coal Futures” on yk records

Nashville based multi-instrumentalist debuts with an atmospheric, neon-clad, and chilly slice of danceable Synthpop, driven by steady lashing beats and bouncy rumbling low end oscillations, to provide the urgent and restless underlying for lonely icy synth washes and mesmerizing intricate smearings of itchy glistening guitar lines, channeling glimmering insatiable desires into flowing, passionate breathless vocals, begging obsessively for another to make a decision.

  • Victoria, British Columbia dark ambient folk singer/songwriter ELURA “In Spring We Fade” from “The Culling Bell” album
  • Middletown, Connecticut blackgaze /dronegaze /doomgaze /post-punk duo Dan Barret and Tim Macuga, aka HAVE A NICE LIFE “Sisyphus – Demo” from the album “Voids (2023 Remaster)” on The Flenser
  • Italian goth /new wave /neo-psychedelic /dream pop band Karma Voyage “New Foundations Feat. Nils Ottensmeyer (the Blue Angel Lounge)” from the debut LP ”Lights in Forgotten Places” via Icy Cold Records/Shyrec
  • Swedish post-punk /darkwave solo project of Tess de la Cour (also a member of Snake), MEMORIA “From The Bones of The Dead” from Memoria’s upcoming second album “From The Bones “on Novoton
  • Berlin‘s electronic/shoegaze /darkwave/post-punk project of Alexander Leonard Donat, aka VLIMMER “Platzwort” from 2-track CD single “Platzwort b/w Out Of Sight” on his own label Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Forest Grove, Oregon based experimental electronic /post-punk /industrial project HIGH MARKS “Jesus Dauphin” from the album “Rake Me Over the Coals Tonight”
  • Thessaloniki, Greece post-punk /minimal wave duo Kama Muta “έξοδος” bonus track from the upcoming album                                                                                                                                                               
  • Early ’80s founded French Post-punk /Cold Wave band from Amiens, Guerre Froide “Ces Yeux-là” from the upcoming 5th album “Fiat Lux” on Meidosem Records
  • Gatineau, Quebec, Canada‘s dystopic Dark Wave duo Gabriel and Yseult, AKA Menthüll “Tes ailes” single
  • Montreal, Quebec electro-punk duo, AN_NA – “Better Run” from upcoming LP “More Pills”
  • L.A. electro /wave /synth-pop duo D.I.N. – “Too Much” off upcoming album “Up” [DKA Records]
  • Offenbach, Germany industrial /darkwave /synthpop /coldwave duo Recht Auf Rausch – “Im Osten Geht Die Sonne Auf” off upcoming second cassette album “Im Osten Geht Die Sonne Auf” [META MOTO]
  • Los Angeles synth wave /post-punk /techno punk duo SEXTILE “Crassy Mel” single
  • Omaha, Nebraska industrial /synthpop solo project Jeff in Leather “Gun” single
  • Los Angeles synth wave /industrial electronic pop duo (FKA Yar), FUEDAL “So Let me” off debut “Cold Caller” EP
  • Mechelen-based, Belgian DIY dark electro-wave pioneer, visual artist and musician from 1983, Enzo Kreft “Blood Diamonds” the third official track from the upcoming album “Shelter”
  • Colombian industrial /dark electronics /EBM act from Palmira, Dire Forze– ”Last Squad” from the LP “War World”
  • Portuguese synthpop /darkwave project from Lisbon, FLOATING ASHES “nevermind. (feat. FX Return)” off upcoming EP
  • Danish industrial /synthpop solo project, ee:man “Sound of Goodbye, feat. Anna S. (ee:mix)” single on Town And Towers Records
  • Smolensk, Russia coldwave /synthpop project from the vocalist of post-punk band Goremyka, ОТМЫЧКА [Otmichka] “Пламя” debut single
  • German industrial rock /’dream punk’/shoegaze /dark electronic /noise pop act from Hamburg, SEASURFER feat. Stereoskop – “Something very bad” off new single 
  • L.A. goth /darkwave /post-punk duo Tsaffire “Lotus” from “Desires” E.P.
  • Portuguese Goth /Post-Punk /Darkwave band from Lisbon, SHE PLEASURES HERSELF “Like a Bad Girl Should” (The Cramps cover)
  • San Diego, CA based darkwave /post-punk husband and wife duo, Dustin Frelich & Amanda Toombs AKA Cerulean Veins “Tempted Hearts” off their upcoming fourth studio album “Black” via Cold Transmission
  • Louisville, Kentucky goth /darkwave /post-punk solo project of Albie Mason, aka SCARY BLACK “Everything Rots” new single
  • Vienna, Austria-based cold wave /dark wave project of Mikhail Shlepin, AKA Скубут “Наркотик” single
  • Indianapolis‘ coldwave /post-punk band ANGEL-MAKER “Circle III” from “Circle III / Black Rain” single
  • Girona, Spain gothic rock /post-punk band The Bone Tree “Tears of a Thousand Eyes” single                             
  • US gothic rock project of Renzo Tellez, aka THE RED MOON MACABRE “THE SCARLET SAVIOR” single
  • Sweden metal /goth rock band Die Oberherren “Clans of Darkness and Smoke” from the LP “Die by My Hand” on Svart Records
  • UK three-piece post-punk /gothic rock project, Echoscope “Derelict” from “A Great Height” EP
  • Norfolk, Virginia goth /darkwave /post-punk act The Blood Pact – “Like The Ghosts In Our Garden” from the album “Death of the Vampire”
  • Portland, OR goth /shoegaze /new wave /post-punk duo Princess Ugly “An Individual Soul” single
  • German darkwave /goth-rock duo from Hanover, WISBORG “L’Amour Fait Mal (This Eternal Decay Remix)” from “Seconds To The Void – The Remixes” double CD remix album
  • Omaha, Nebraska goth rock /darkwave project of Dylan Warrick, aka Visitor Information “Choke” from the 2-track single “Choke / Airtime”
  • Mexico City-based Post-punk /Synth Wave /Dark Wave project of veteran punk artist, CALAVERX “Desaparece De Mí” new single
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “ein dunkler Sommer” single on Navel Records
  • Paris post-punk /electro-punk act Télépagaille “Course sensas” from “Limbo” EP
  • New York based indie rock/post-punk /new wave solo project Sleeping With Socks “Testify” single
  • Italian darkwave /new wave /post-punk act Umbramatte “Sacred Place” from the debut “Sacred Place” EP
  • Belarus post-punk /synth-wave /electronic project by Georgy Ambartsumyan, aka PERMSKY KRAY “The Light Of Your Eyes” from the upcoming second album
  • Oslo based indie rock /new wave /post-punk project (Fka TÅSEN TEA PARTY), Unknown Factory “Last option to loose”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia post-punk duo ПЕЧАТЬ-БЮРО / PECHAT-BURO – “Субботнее утро” debut single
  • Milan, Italy new wave /post-punk band ÆSTHETIC WILL “Manifesto” from “What do you say?” EP
  • Manchester‘s post-punk 5-piece The Fall affiliated band fronted by Blue OrchidsMartin Bramah, HOUSE Of ALL “Harlequin Duke” from debut s/t album on Tiny Global Productions
  • Marseille, France coldwave /post-punk trio CATALOGUE “Fragments” from the third album “Modern Delusion”
  • Hamburg, Germany based post-punk /noise rock band BILLY ZACH ”A Ballad of Disproven Tales” from the third LP “A Momentary Bliss” via la pochette surprise
  • French no wave /art rock /post-punk band from Nantes, Moleskine – “Doubting About” off the upcoming cassette EP Comfort” on Arvo Disques
  • Edmonton, Canada punk /new wave /post-punk outfit HOME FRONT – “Faded State” off upcoming “Games Of Power” LP via La Vida Es Un Mus Discos
  • Brazilian goth /deathrock /post-punk duo from São Thomé das Letras, Escarlatina Obsessiva – ”Inghirami Vallis” from the album “Goth from Hell”