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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #6


  • Italian/Swiss industrial/EBM/dark techno/acid electronic duo of CCO and Daniele Cosmo, co-owner of Lux Rec., Savage Grounds “Hands Of Cain (feat. Kleio Thomaïdes)” from upcoming new EP “Body Weight Compressor” on Infoline Global                                                                                                                             

Sleazy, throbbing and buzzing ‘old-school’ electro-darkwave number, pervaded with alluring darkness throbs, vibrating treacherous fears infused with sinister and ominous synth sensuality, whilst disturbed male/female vocals reveal burning love turned aversion, in a heady analysis of hate with a sinister dance twist. Intriguing preview from the Swiss dark electronic duo with the precious vocal contribution from Geneve’s Kleio Thomaïdes.

  • Greek post-punk/synth electro duo of Gerard Papasimakopoulos (vocals) and Lucas Savidis (synths) from Athens, aka THE RATTLER PROXY “The Way In” from their last ever 4-track EP “End.”

One of the leading groups of the fervent dark Greek scene of the last 5/6 years has decided to end their sonic journey digging into the barren wasteland of ruin, desolation, and angst, through a hypnotic and obsessively pulsating dark sound, pervaded of seething tension, injected by oppressively repetitive synth drones and driving punching electro rhythms, which allowed the duo to be remixed by leading electronic producers such as Khidja, Timothy J Fairplay, Vox Low and Antoni Maiovvi. Looking forward to their future incarnations, leave us in style with four unmistakable electro-punk jams.

  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Priestess”

Mysterious project from the Scottish highlands, of which we only know that the songs are written and performed by Lea Torn, seamlessly mixing acoustic and electronic instruments, over a haunted voice, to create immersive dark soundscapes with a gothic and ritualistic edge.

  • Marseille, France dark electronic music project Another Dream – “My soul is blood”
  • Scottsdale, AZ new electronic-based solo project from Shawn Helton (ex-singer of The Opposite Sex) with elements of darkwave, synthwave and post-punk revival, Memory Mask “Worlds Between Worlds”                                   
  • French post-punk/synthpop/synthwave musician from Paris, SYDNEY VALETTE “How Many Lives (Blind Delon Remix)” from the new mini-album – How Many Lives “The Remixes” via Intervision
  • Barcelona‘s industrial/post punk/experimental dark synth band WIND ATLAS “Hunger” from upcoming album “Arche-Fossil” on Cønjuntø Vacíø
  • Parisian coldwave/post-punk/darkwave trio SURE “Twenty Years” from the upcoming album “20 Years” on Weyrd Son
  • Toronto, Canada synth-pop /minimal synth duo of Gabe Knox and David Lush (aka Memorex), ANALYTICA “Reason Man” from the upcoming album “High Bias” on Suction Records sublabel Ice Machine
  • New Orleans, Louisiana synthpop trio BERLIN TAXI “Human” new single
  • Manchester, UK-based Industrial/Anti-Pop/Electro-Noise four-piece St Lucifer “Razor” from 2-track single “Razor/Eraser” on Analogue Trash
  • UK post-punk/darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “Not Long Now”
  • Russian coldwave/post punk/sadwave solo project from Moscow, Monowave “My Love Has Gone” new single
  • Lisbon‘s electronic darkwave project of Portuguese musician Pedro Code (The Dream Collision and Rainy Days Factory), IAMTHESHADOW “Sweeping The Light” exclusive track from the new single “Pitchblack” not on the upcoming LP “Pitchblack”due out this Spring on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Spanish bedroom synth-punk/post-punk/darkwave solo project Legítimo Polvo “El Baño” from debut “Demo” EP
  • Portland, Or new wave/post-punk 4-piece THE BEDROOMS “Sunset Blvd.” from the debut vinyl album “Passive Viewing” on Domestic Departure
  • Chicago, IL goth rock/dark pop duo of Jacob W Essak and Anthony A Dunn, aka Bitter Flowers – “Tormented Visions” new single from the debut album ”I Don’t Sleep”
  • La Ciotat, South of France darkwave/coldwave/post-punk outfit PARADISE COVE “Butterfly” from the upcoming debut album “Dead End” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Italian synthwave/post-punk/darkwave side project of noise/industrial experimentalist Suture, LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Bleed” from the new album “Fall”
  • Russian post-punk/cold-wave band from Khabarovsk, SUPERNOVA 1006 “Fifth Echelon (extended)” from the EP “Morphine (remastered)”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina electro/darkwave/post-punk/synthpop trio LAS ERAS “Subte” from “Volumen 1” album
  • French Synth Wave/Minimal Synth/Cold Wave/Synth-Punk outfit Corps Déchiré “Démence offensive” from the album “LA BAVE INCANDESCENTE DE L’ÉMEUTE”
  • San Antonio, TX-based EBM/industrial/minimal electronics multidisciplinary artist Moze Pray – “Power” from upcoming cassette EP “A Whirling Hall Of Knives” on Somatic
  • French electro/new wave/synthwave artist Alex Sindrome “Mélancolie” from the new cassette album “Fantome”
  • Manchester, UK electro-pop collaboration between poet Helên Thomas & electronic musician Owen J, aka Tingle In The Netherlands “Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cunt” new single
  • UK based, Russian goth/new wave/darkwave/synth-pop project lead by Pavel Shelekhov from Krasnoyarsk, LES MORTS “Les Morts – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails cover)” new single
  • Dresden-born, Berlin based post-punk/dark synth electro-wave artist Jennifer Touch “Chemistry” from the long-awaited debut album ‘Behind the Wall’ via FatCat                                                                                                    
  • Vancouver, BC electro/darkwave/synthpop outfit Eyes Without A Face “The Grift” debut single
  • Cleveland, Ohio Afrofuturism post-punk/coldwave solo project of Nate Eberhardt, aka NATURE “I AM” from debut album “V O I X”.
  • Belgian DIY post-punk/electro/coldwave duo from Brussels, made of Sam Hugé (former leader of the rock band Fantøme) and Gaelle Souflet, ULTRA SUNN “The Shadows” second single                                                   
  • French EBM/dark minimal electronic/synth-punk duo from Paris, Leroy Se Meurt “Nefas” from upcoming second EP, “La Chute” on Gooiland Elektro/Enfant Terrible                                                                                  
  • Brussels, Belgium (via Vancouver) based Italian-born post-punk/synth-punk artist CHRISTOPHE CLEBARD “SpeedSodomieSida” from new cassette album “SSS” via Turin’s Commando Vanessa
  • Berne, Switzerland electro/EBM/synthpop trio Nine Seconds “Love Will Tear Us Apart (Ruined Conflict Remix)” from upcoming EP “Love Will Tear Us Apart” on Infacted Recordings
  • Bochum, Germany post-punk/NDW/new wave/synthwave duo MIKROPLAST “Still”                                           
  • Carmarthen-based, Welsh indie/noise-rock/post-punk all-girl 3-piece Adwaith “Lan y Môr” new single on Libertino Records.                                                                                                                                                   
  • Newcastle, Australia lo-fi/shit-pop/punk duo THE GOOCH PALMS “Great Dividing Rage” new benefit single in support of rebuilding Two Thumbs Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • London, UK darkwave/synth-punk/post-punk all-girl 4-piece ES – ‘Chemical’ first single from their forthcoming debut album “Less of Everything”, set for release on 3rd April via Upset The Rhythm.
  • Rome, Italy post-punk trio EX DIVA “Stripped A” debut single
  • Belgian noise/post-punk trio from Antwerp, Disorientations “Hold On” from debut cassette EP “Close To Disappearing” on Wool-E Tapes
  • Loulé, Portugal darkwave/post-punk/gothic rock duo SORENESS “F.U.N” from sophomore 2-track single “F.U.N / Harvest”
  • Cincinnati, Ohio darkwave/post-punk solo project of Avery Stanken, aka SMILEGROUP “Upon The Mist”               
  • Prague, Czechia synthwave/darkwave trio DAS FUNUS “Bože Odpověz” new single
  • French electro-punk/coldwave/post-punk five-piece from Paris, FRUSTRATION “Roses of Doubt” from upcoming V/A “BORN BAD Record Shop 20 Year Anniversary!” vinyl album
  • Oakland, CA all female esoteric/goth/darkwave/post-punk 5-piece, BASTET “Instar” new single
  • Belgian noise-rock/post-punk band from Ghent, Crowd Of Chairs “Hollow Thoughts Of Wrong” from upcoming album “Mod Kid With Dog” on Sentimental.
  • French coldwave/grunge/post-punk/gloomwave solo project of Matthieu Bonnécuelle from Toulouse, PARKING DANCE “Be Ur Dog” (Iggy Pop cover) from covers EP “Some Skyzoid Tales”                               
  • French new wave/post-punk band from Lille, THE CURVES “Wasting My Time” from the upcoming album “Queen”
  • US bedroom-dark-pop/post-punk /coldwave project by illustrator & musician Reuben Sawyer, The Column “Tastes the Same” from the upcoming EP “Sparrow’s Tongue” on Funeral Party
  • Chicago, IL vapor wave/new wave/synthpop/synthwave project Selfish Boy “We Go It Alone” from “Neon Burn” EP
  • Lorraine, French diy/electronic/coldwave/shoegaze/synthwave musician Feu Follet – “L’enfant” from the second album “La forêt oubliée” out now, CD/tape + Comics, on Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Russian dark/synth wave/avant pop duo from Saint-Petersburg, Sobranie 8 18 “Harmonica” off of new S/T album
  • Lyon, France dream pop/synthpop band (members of TÔLE FROIDE), SCARLATINE – “Tendresse & Kway” single from upcoming cassette « Mimosa », out soon on Le Syndicat des Scorpions and Indian Redhead.       
  • Lyon, France industrial/electronic/acid/techno project of pioneer musician Laurent Prot, In Aeternam Vale & Tamar – “Plastic Heart” title track from the new EP
  • Melbourne, Australia dark synthpop singer-songwriter Claire Birchall “The City and The Sea” new single on it records
  • Brazilian surf/gothic rock/post-punk 6-piece SIGNO 13 “Desconstrução evolução” 5th single from the upcoming “Serpentario” album
  • Warsaw, Poland goth/coldwave/darkwave/new wave solo project Ekko the Strange “Transylvania Found Me” from 2-track 7″ single “Transylvania Found Me / Noc Shift” (first of a series of Limited Edition 7″ that will lead to the full album later in 20120) on HIFI MANTRA RECORDS
  • Mexican synth electronic/post-punk/deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “A Fire Inside” new single                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Atlanta‘s dark electronic/synthwave project of Kaylene Campbell, aka KRYSTAL V “Transmission” off of V/A “DKA Tape Programme Vol. III” cassette compilation on DKA Records
  • Copenhagen‘s neo-folk outfit fronted by Magnus Westergaard, DUNE MESSIAH “I Headed For The Dancers” on +aufnahme + wiedergabe

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