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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #7


  • Brisbane, Australian art-rock/coldwave/post-punk quartet Nite Fields “Not Your Time” the first single from ”A Voyeur Makes No Mark” limited edition album out April 6 on Lost Race (200 vinyl) and Perfect Aesthetics (50 cassettes).

The great news of the week is the unexpected return, after almost 5 years hiatus, of the Brisbane band with its dark, cold, sometimes suspended and hazy atmospheres with a brand new absorbing coldwave number, somehow approachable only to “Fill The Void” from their debut LP, where their distinctive shoegaze guitar leanings, to which we were accustomed, shine in the background, as an emotional achingly counterpoint to the soothing breathy vocals that dangerously float over pulsing trance-inducing enveloping rhythms and low buzzing synth drones, spreading charm, mystery and teasing swagger.

  • Seattle-based darkwave/post-punk duo conceived in Minneapolis/St Paul, HALLOWS “Subtle” title track from the upcoming debut cassette EP through Phage Tapes

For a Seattle that is increasingly colouring in dark hues, Profit Prison, Final Body, Medusa Stare, Suffering For Kisses are just the first names that come to mind, Minneapolis / St. Paul ex-pat Hallows are yet another synth-driven darkwave male/female duo from recent times, delivering a dazzling and endearingly vibrant precursor from their debut EP, with an infectiously danceable backbone, charged by a densely propulsive electro-leaning web of droning bassline, poignant icy synths and pummeling beats, over moody and haunting vocals, whose alternating tones in the same song, makes it even more sensuous and captivating, definitely above average.

  • Peruvian lo-fi/minimal/synth-punk project from Lima, Jimmy Yrminio “Complacer” debut single             

Brand new Peruvian project debuts with a fast-paced melodious and dark electro-punk tune defined by obsessive swirling synths, ominous bassline, hypnotic rhythms and intensely anxious vocals, into a jittery yet restrained, tense and energetic vortex of emotionally threatening and mesmeric dizzy electronics. A promising first step.

  • International (Italy, Australia and Mexico) experimental funeral jazz maguses LAST CALL AT NIGHTOWLS “Cold In My Veins” off upcoming debut album ‘Ask The Dust’ due this March 6th on Subsound Records          
  • Copenhagen‘s cinematic/indie/dream pop/new wave duo BlackieBlueBird “Goodbye in July” title track from their second LP due out on March 27, 2020 via Aenaos Records                                                                                   
  • Vienna‘s synth wave/minimal synth solo project of synthesist/singer Violet Candide, aka Peppy Pep Pepper – ”dawn chorus’                                                                                                                                            
  • Reims, France dirty post-punk darkwave/synthwave one-man-band MORT LENTE – “Nous détruirons les villes” – from the upcoming s/t cassette album on Distag Records
  • Saint-Petersburg, Russia electro /dark disco/coldwave/darkwave dj/producer Morze feat Ivanchen — ‘Voulez Vouz?’ on Oberwave Records
  • London/Liverpool, UK dark minimal synth /coldwave /primitive electronic music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “The Man With No Brain”                                                                                                             
  • French dark coldwave/minimal synthwave solo project, ME AND A BOX – “Robot’s Call (DJ STOEK REMIX)”         
  • French electro/coldwave/new wave/synthwave/pop noire artist Alex Sindrome “Antonine Artaud” from the new album “Fantome”
  • German electro/synthpop project of Harry Haller from Essen, FOKKER “The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times”                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Miami, FL post-punk/darkwave project DÉNUDÉS -“La Fin Du Monde” from debut EP “Shapeshift”
  • Rome, Italy coldwave/darkwave/post-punk project of Marco Cattani, CHEMICAL WAVES feat. Virgin Tears – “The Graves Of Our Past” from the upcoming album “Even When We Fall Apart” via Unknown Pleasures Records
  • French post-punk/cold wave band JE T’AIME “Dance (Ash Code Remix)” from the EP “en négatif – REMIXES” on Icy Cold Records
  • UK post-punk/darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “Fading Away” new single
  • Italian dark electro-wave-rock band from Padova, Talk To Her “Set Me Free” from the debut album “Love Will Come Again” out now via Shyrec./Icy Cold Records
  • Los Angeles based new wave/post-punk/darkwave/electro-pop project of Carlo Mancia, MortalBoy “Kiss Me Poison” from the upcoming LP “Chronoception”                                                                                                    
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth – “Days Go By (demo)”                                                                                                                                                 
  • Hamilton, UK goth/darkwave project of Lea Torn, THE SECRET EXPERIMENT “Darkness of You”
  • Columbus, OH post-punk/coldwave outfit INTO GREY “Never Enough” off S/T debut EP
  • Madrid, Spain coldwave /darkwave /post-punk band Somos La Herencia “Hombres Libres” from the new album “Dolo” on Humo Internacional
  • Leipzig, Germany lo-fi/dark punk/post-punk outfit EX-DIEL “Brutto” from “demo #2” EP
  • Brooklyn, NY Post-Punk/New Wave/Synthpop 3-piece NATION OF LANGUAGE “Rush & Fever” off of forthcoming album “Introduction, Presence” out April 2020                                                                   
  • L.A.-based dark Synth-Pop project of Niff Nawor, RIKI “Earth Song” from S/T debut album out now via Dais Records
  • Belgian experimental/post-punk/new beat/electro-pop duo Stef Heeren and Kwinten Mordijck of Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, aka USE KNIFE “For Helvede” from upcoming “Tropentarn” 12″ EP on Wool-E Discs
  • London, UK electronic music project featuring synth post-punk pioneer John Foxx, Benge (Ben Edwards), former Ultravox guitarist Robin Simon and Hannah Peel, aka John Foxx And The Maths “Howl (Single Version)”
  • Melbourne, Australia ‘new-age post punk’ duo ROLES “Empty Room” first single from our upcoming debut album ‘There’s A Space’, planned to be released in mid 2020.
  • Florida‘s experimental electronic/new wave/minimal wave/synth-pop/darkwave solo project of half of PASS/AGES and ex-member of Ars Phoenix, Jonn Gauntletier “Down To One” from the upcoming album “Horrorpop” out March, 3 on Popnihil.                                                                                                                        
  • Bochum, Germany post-punk/darkwave/synthwave solo project Schwarzer Sand “Letzte Ruh” from debut EP “Trauermarsch”
  • Stockholm, Sweden coldwave/post-punk band SATELLITSTAT “Need A Nebula” new single on Bad Alien Productions
  • Lyon, France post-punk/coldwave trio TISIPHONE “Rageux” from the new EP Koma Forte” on Icy Cold Records
  • Gothenburg, Sweden dark/psych/post-punk outfit STAR WARSAW “Speed Romantic” from the debut EP “Never Ending”
  • London, UK post-punk/riot grrrls/horror deathrock trio The Creeping Terrors “Hypothermia” from the new album “Medusa Complex”
  • London, UK darkwave/goth post-punk project of Fabio Hattock, COLUMBARIUM STATION feat. Lory Fayer – “The Sea Priestess” from the upcoming album, “The Sound Of Blood”                                                          
  • Columbus, Ohio coldwave/post-punk solo project, INTO GREY “Broken” new single                             
  • Salt Lake City, Utah based coldwave / post-punk / darkwave project of Tyler Tovey, GLUME “Drown” new single
  • Dallas, TX coldwave/darkwave solo project BREATH PLAY “God Complex” from S/T debut EP
  • Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia synthpop duo Аметистовые Вены [Amethyst Veins] “Цунами (Жестокие игры)” from the new EP “Если разобьются сердца”
  • Barcelona‘s electronic/synthwave/synthpop duo SDH (Semiotics Department Of Heteronyms) “You Pt. 12” from the sophomore “Against Strong Thinking” album on Avant! Records
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO “Chemistry” from “Clublife” EP
  • Peruvian lo-fi/EBM/witch house/industrial/dark synth/coldwave/darkwave project TRIUMVIRS “Falacada (Demo)” advance track from the upcoming album “Chivalry/Treachery”                                                      
  • US Punk/EBM/Industrial duo Body Divide “No Turning Back” from “Pleasure From Pain” EP on SquareWav
  • Norwegian electronic/synthpop duo from Oslo, Electro Spectre “Where Two Hearts Meet (Radio Edit)” from the new “Where Two Hearts Meet” EP
  • French alternative electro-pop artist (one half of Del Cielo) Gaël Desbois aka CHASSEUR “Ailleurs” new single
  • Russian retro synthwave artist Bronster Bridge “Born In Eighty-Four” from the album “Made In Space” on Future 80’s Records
  • Dutch goth/post-punksynthpop/darkwave pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX “She (She Past Away Remix)” from “She” EP on Metropolis
  • Chicago, IL dark synthpop artist FEE LION – “Baby” new single
  • Los Angeles‘ goth/darkwave/coldwave project of Aryan Ashtiani aka MAREUX “Spectral Tease” new single off upcoming the “Predestiny” EP
  • Austin, Texas post-punk/darkwave/coldwave solo project, This Cold Night “The Tower (2016 Demo) off of the retrospective album “The Self, Divided (Lost Demos & Abandoned Tracks)”
  • Vienna-based indie/new wave/post-punk duo TENTS “Hex” new single on Numavi Records
  • Los Angeled based post-punk/synthwave/coldwave solo project of Vince Grant, aka The Sea At Midnight “Melancholia” second single.
  • Oakland noise/post-punk trio HITS “Climbing Up” from cassette album “Sediment Seen” on Paisley Shirt Records
  • San Diego’s noise-punk trio Keepers “Avis” from cassette “I EP” EP on Volar Records
  • UK lo-fi/punk trio from London, THE WORMS “Sex Robot” from upcoming cassette album “Back To The Bog” on Hidden Bay Records
  • New Orleans, Louisiana industrial/glam/no wave/punk 4-piece SPECIAL INTERESTS “Don’t Kiss Me In Public” new single on Night School
  • Glasgow, Scotland industrial/synthpop/dark electronic project of Paul Maclaren, The Lost Highway “Dolce Vita Waltz” from new 3-track EP
  • Vancouver, Canada peace punk/new wave/post-punk band SPECTRES “Years Of Lead” from the upcoming new album “Nostalgia” on Artoffact Records
  • Vancouver, BC deathrock/post-punk/dark punk 4-piece DEAD CELLS “Listen” from upcoming debut album “I” via Erste Theke Tontraeger and Neon Taste Records
  • Brooklyn, NY via Georgia goth/cow/noise rock/post-punk trio Bambara “Stay Cruel” from the 4th album “Stray” out now on New York’s Wharf Cat Records
  • Spanish analog dark synth /post-punk solo project URCO “King without a crown”                                               
  • Californian amateur darkwave/goth rock project based out of Los Angeles, QYBURN “Continuum”

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