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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – FEBRUARY #07-23

  • Austin, TX goth /coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project of Justin Van Eck, aka SKLTN CHR “Eternally” single

“Eternally” marks the first single of the year for Austin’s one-man band permeated by dark moody classic 80s UK Post-punk vibes driven by a soul-wrecking interplay of haunting, obsessive guitar lines and thick pain-filled punchy bass swells, pierced by sharp echoing slivers, whilst ghostly shattered vocals, deliver gothic romantic poetry through baritone breaths of angst and gloom.

  • Moscow based post-punk band In a Lonely Place “Reflection” single

The longstanding Russian band established around 2013, fronted by Misha Pohzar of the always remarkable synth-driven act Пожар, returns with two slices of hypnotic, tense, and sharp Post-punk. “Reflection” injects urgent and distressed moods imbued by a propulsive ominous dense throbbing bass line, fueled by syncopated drum beats, penetrated by sharp ringing guitar riffs around a nervous, aching vocal, longing in a raging obsession of love and pain. More chaotic e subtly dissonant the other track, “Symphony Of Silence”, closer to Noise Rock territories with lithe and darting bass and taut swirling guitars rife with Sonic Youth-like sonic blares.

  • Californian goth /electronic /darkwave producer, Fornicata “All In” single

Californian DIY wave producer wraps his new single with gothy, supernatural, and funereal mists to cast a groveling shadowy maze of broken tight rhythmic patterns, eerie droning synth swells, and wiry weeping swirls, amidst eerie voice hisses, whilst distorted vocal airs bespell breathy moans into sinister spirals of restless desire.

  • Vienna, Austria coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Danger” (Single) for A-Dur Records
  • French experimental minimal synth-pop duo from Toulouse (FKA To The Moon and Back), Chien Pourri “Caliban” from cassette EP “Monstre folle” on Hidden Bay Records
  • French synth /cold wave music project (Mode In Gliany, Premier Mouvement, {IK}, OKNHO), Cinematique Inverse {IK} “les oubliées”
  • Offenbach, Germany industrial /darkwave /synthpop /coldwave duo Recht Auf Rausch – “Billige Pralinen” off the sophomore cassette album “Im Osten Geht Die Sonne Auf” via Meta Moto label
  • Croatian/Slovenian EBM /electro /synth electronic music producer duo Le Chocolat Noir and Christian Kroupa (Alleged Witches), AKA Black Dot – “Recurrent Disorder” off upcoming V/A “MRG014” cassette compilation on Marguerite Records
  • Berlin based elektro rock’n’roll post-punk singer, performer, 80s survivor, and composer, MONA MUIR “Icon” (Siouxsie and the Banshees cover) from “Teen Icon” single on GIVE/TAKE
  • 80’s cult French post-punk /coldwave band NORMA LOY “Fire Of The Mind” (Coil – Cover) off the cover album “Ouroboros” on Manic Depression Records
  • Morocco experimental /post-punk solo music project, Cheb Hazyn – “شكتشوفي What Do You See” from the debut EP “عالم الأحلام والآلام A World Of Dreams And Suffering” (originally released in 2022 on The Judgement Hall Records)
  • Netherlands goth /industrial /dark electronics duo of Ellenor Vora and Benjamin Sch (Noire Antidote), aka VONDER “Sinner” from the new EP “Horror”
  • Lisbon, Portugal based dark electronics /darkwave project of João Vairinhos (LÖBO) and Sara Inglês (Wildnorthe), NECRØ “Surviving Pessimism” from debut EP “Death Beats”
  • Cleveland, OH analog minimal synth solo project, Our Unseen Guest – “Stars” off the upcoming album on TONN Recordings
  • San Diego based coldwave /synthpop /synth-wave one-man project EM_LEN “A perfect day for a rhyme” first single off the upcoming full-length album “Signal.Complete” due out in the spring of 2023
  • Mexico City minimal synth /synthpop project Medio Mutante “Tiempo Desangrado (w/ Obsolencia Programada)” from upcoming album “Model Citizens”
  • Hamburg-based electronic /dark disco /synth wave DJ, producer, and vocalist, Xenia Beliayeva “Words” single
  • French electro /coldwave /darkwave project of Parisian artist Remi Lauvergne, AKA Sad Madona “witch coast” (demo)
  • Strasbourg, French post-punk /darkwave duo co-founder of ‘la Grande Triple Alliance Internationale de l’Est’, Delacave “Biotop babe” from the fourth album “Every night is a moon rising” via Teenage Menopause RDS
  • Smolensk, Russia coldwave /synthpop project from the vocalist of post-punk band Goremyka, ОТМЫЧКА [Otmichka] “Паранойя” single
  • Richmond, VA Goth /Dark Electronics /Darkwave act, Petrified Entity “Liquid Despair” from the EP “Lifeline”
  • Irish electro wave /synth wave duo from Dublin, NIXER “Pleasure” single on Blowtorch Records
  • Russian female-fronted synthwave /synthpop duo, NAPAVTAL “Live on My Own” single
  • Dalarna, Sweden coldwave /synth-wave /synthpop producer Lars-Göran Forsberg aka FOPMUSIC “I want to know” single
  • Austin, TX dark synth wave /synthpop solo project Gleaming “Rat Me Out (feat. Vestite)” from the EP “We Dissolve”
  • Los Angeles based dark electronic pop duo Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) & Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BLAKLIGHT “Wicked Face (Single Mix)” new single
  • Swedish Synth-pop/Dark-Italo artist Tobias Bernstrup “Chiaroscuro” from the upcoming 7th LP on Nadanna
  • German electro /synth wave /synth-pop musician Philipp R. Münch, AKA The Rorschach Garden “Strategies” from the album “Young Lovesongs”
  • New York goth /post-punk project of Shas Michelé (Stereo Julia), Cemetery Dolls “Valentino Sweater” single
  • Moscow, Russia industrial /electronic /darkwave /synthpop duo thewalkingicon “The Days of Swine and Roses (ft. TC75)” [Written by Buzz McCoy & Groovie Mann (My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult)]
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas new wave /synthpop /post-punk solo project Damien Hearse “Your Eyes” from “Cat Man Vampire” EP
  • Los Angeles-based Darkwave /Coldwave /New Wave /Post-punk solo project FEVR “The City”
  • UK Darkwave /80s fuelled Synth Pop 4-piece band Magnetic Skies “You Shine On” single
  • Melbourne, Australia electronic /noir /modern goth /industrial pop duo Loki Lockwood and Maggie Alley, aka VELATINE “ALL I WANT” from the debut LP “I Won’t Be Civilised” on Spooky Records
  • Lyon, France gothic rock /darkwave duo DEAD SOULS RISING “Dark Paranoïa” single
  • Mid 80’s French coldwave /synth /medieval darkwave band from Bourges, Opera Multi Steel “Dites-nous” from the thirteenth studio album “Les Passions Tristes” on Wave Records
  • Hungarian post-punk /synthwave duo from Békéscsaba, Empty Story “Éjszürke” single
  • Portuguese Goth /Post-Punk /Darkwave band from Lisbon, SHE PLEASURES HERSELF “SOMETHING ABOUT YOU” from upcoming LP “LATEX” on Manic Depression Records
  • Costa Rica/US gothic rock collaboration of Ariel Maniki (Ariel Maniki and The Black Halos) and Zac Campbell (The Kentucky Vampires), AKA The Waning Moon “Towards The Night” single
  • UK eclectic goth /darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Don’t Fall” from the album “We Are The DeaD”
  • Washington DC post-punk /darkwave project of Chris Clark aka CHRYSANTHEMUM BALLROOM “Daylight Dies” from upcoming “Baroque Tears” album tape/CD via InClub Records
  • Italian Electronic /Coldwave /Post-Punk moniker of musician, Cristian HC Usai, aka LOVE OF CONSOLATION “Melancholy City” from the EP “Memorie Offuscate”                                                                                   
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia indie rock /post-punk duo ПЕЧАТЬ-БЮРО / PECHAT-BURO “Душа (Soul)” from the debut LP “Субботняя ночь (Saturday night)”
  • Oslo based indie rock /new wave /post-punk project (Fka TÅSEN TEA PARTY), Unknown Factory “The Garden” from the new album “COMBINATION OF FREQUENCIES”
  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany lo-fi /indie rock /post-punk singer-songwriter BenjiAntePortas “Käpt’n zur See” single.
  • Augsburg, Germany based synthpop /post-punk duo of Minsk, Belarus native musician and founding member Arthur Tsymbal with Julian Riegel, The Violent Youth – “Пьян / Pyan” (Single Version)
  • German Wave / Post-Punk one-man band from Ludwigsburg, Another Abyss “Broken” single
  • Los Angeles-based darkwave /post-punk /synthpop solo project Casket Cassette “Chainless” from the EP “Chainless”
  • San Diego, California-based Goth /Indie Rock /Darkwave /New Wave /Post-punk husband and wife duo, Dustin Frelich & Amanda Toombs AKA Cerulean Veins “Inescapably Loveless” from the album “Black” on Cold Transmission
  • Dallas, TX five-piece Dark Wave /Cold Wave /Post-Punk /Dream Goth band led by former SEVIT frontman, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Jackie Legos, AKA Happy Phantom – “With No Illusions” from the LP “If Blood Comes First”
  • Los Angeles goth /synth /darkwave /post-punk project, Nass//zuruck “Face to Face” from the album “TENSIONS”
  • Oakland, CA Synth/ Post-Punk solo project of Chris Natividad (Marbled Eye, Blue Zero, Aluminum, Natural Privacy) AKA Public Interest “Undone” from new tape/vinyl album ‘Spiritual Pollution’ out April 7, 2023 on Erste Theke Tontraeger
  • London based post-punk /electro-punk duo Shelf Lives “Bite” single
  • Berlin-based punk /no wave /NDW /post-punk 4-piece Vorsicht Kinder “Human Waste” off the cassette debut album “Verschluck dich nicht” via Kitchen Leg records
  • Ryde, UK Oi! /Punk trio GRADE 2 “It’s A Mad World, Baby” from the new self-titled album on Hellcat Records and Epitaph
  • Cincinnati, Ohio hardcore /post-punk /garage band Choncy “Company Man” from the upcoming LP “Community Chest” on Feel It Records
  • Peruvian gothic /synth /darkwave /post-punk project WARWICK – “TY” single on Dark Grave

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