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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – MARCH #12-23

photo by Emma Katka

  • Greek new wave /post-punk band from Athens (Doric, Human Puppets, The Exetix and Plexiglas), DATA FRAGMENTS “The Endgame” from cassette EP “Live Sessions”

Back to rumble, with the addition of a real drummer to make their classic sparkling sound even more dynamic, the experienced Athenian band with a blistering 4-track live session including two brand new tracks from which shines the dark urgent blast of tightly wound pristine Post-punk fuelled by brisk drum beats, along deep springy bass lines, pierced by dire vibrating twinkling guitar riffs laced with high-pitched excruciating cries and sad keyboard melodies, sweeping angsty haunted vocals into a whipping whirlwind of obsession, melancholy, and regret.

  • Melbourne, Australia Indie Rock /Post-punk trio SLOMO “Careless and Strange” from upcoming EP “Lethargy”

Teetering between ecstasy and chaos, angst and euphoria, “Careless and Strange” slides through a heavily rolling catchy Breeders-like bassline and magnetic, aloof vocals, cutting through fractious noisy outbursts of rambunctious hard-hitting drum beats, rabid shards of guitar riffs, chopping out stridency, and caustic saxophone blows, to provoke with uncertain moody momentums of tension and bliss.

  • Mexico‘s Coldwave /Minimal /Dark Wave project of Daniel Rossier AKA Das Leiden “When Love Has Died” off upcoming album “VERSUCHUNG”

A foretaste from the forthcoming LP by Mexican dark electronic artist replete with disturbing and magnetic evocative drama of a high emotional impact, wrapped in shadowy edgy despairing hypnotism, depicted by searing bright tendrils of twisted melancholic synth swathes, amidst a sinister murky background of thumping beats, and ominously rumbling low-end sequences, that swirl hopelessly around haunting vocals, layering melancholic broods, devilish growls, and secret whispers into a gothic obsession about “When Loves Dies.”

  • Dark /dub /leftfield /post-punk collaboration between South Florida-based electronic producer and Noir Age label owner Richard Vergez and New York multidisciplinary artist, and avant-garde icon Annie Anxiety, Little Annie meets Night Foundation “Inertia” 7″ single [Noir Age]
  • Swedish synthpop artist Molly Nilsson “Hard Feelings” from the 2-track 7″ single “EXTRA” on Night School
  • German dream pop /synth-wave from Leipzig, Twins in Colour “Honey bread” from upcoming third EP “In event of moon disaster” [All my ghosts]
  • Spanish electronic /synthpop act Lifelong Corporation “Under Your Sun” single.
  • Saint Étienne, France coldwave band formed back in 1993 by Stéphane D., Congrès De Vienne “Le Funiculaire” from “Sicut In Mundo Fui” EP part of 30th anniversary EPs tetralogy including remastered and previously unreleased tracks.
  • Berlin-based retro-futuristic /punk /synth wave project of Leonard Donat (aka VLIMMER), aka ASSASSUN “The Ivories And I” from the sophomore CD album “Chronic Quicksand Depression Morning” on his own Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • Mexico City synthpop /post-punk /new wave project, Personal Pronouns – “Seasons” from the EP “Poket Songs to Get Out of Home”
  • US industrial /wave /post-punk / synthpop project MEMORYSPACE “Falling In” single
  • Tallinn, Estonia post-punk /synth wave solo project HAMBAD “Radioaktiivne” from debut S/T album
  • Paris-based industrial /post-punk /dub /experimental electronic project of Alexandre Veillon AKA Distorsion Tropical “Solo con la Chica Guapa” from the EP “Solo en la Discoteca” cassette/lathe cut 7″ [OUT OF ORDER]                                                                                                                                                 
  • Swiss minimal synth /electro body wave duo Kleio Thomaïdes and Shlomo Balexert, AKA Bound by Endogamy – “Sacre Du Printemps” off the cassette EP “Six cauchemars d’une machine fêlée” [Dead Channel Records]
  • Hamburg-based techno /electronic DJ, producer, and vocalist, Xenia Beliayeva “Rada” single
  • Hungarian avant-garde synth-pop duo Emese Arvai-Illes (vocals) and Krisztian Arvai (keyboards), Black Nail Cabaret “Sister Sister (alternative)” from the upcoming collaborative album “Black Nail Cabaret & Friends – Woodland Memoirs” on Dependent
  • L.A. dark wave /synthpop artist Madeline Goldstein “Other World” from “Other World” EP on à La Carte Records
  • German dark electro/synth-pop duo, FRACTAL AGE “We have arrived” from the upcoming album “Faded Blossom” on Scanner
  • 4AD and This Mortal Coil inspired dark wave /synthpop /dark electronic collaboration of Negative Gain label artists and beyond, HVPPY DEVTH “Song to the Siren” (Tim Buckley cover)
  • NYC Post-punk / Darkwave artist Ren Flowers “Clockwork” from “DREGS” single                                                           
  • Californian goth darkwave /synth-wave act Orphan Zero “Ritual” single.
  • Minneapolis’ electro-industrial/ EBM /dark techno trio The Seven Whores of the Apocalypse “The Gods Are Angry” from the upcoming album “All Through the Waste” on Scanner
  • Sacramento, CA industrial /coldwave /darkwave solo project of David Wright aka CULT OF ALIA “Patterns Beat Emotion” single [Cold Transmission Music]
  • UK based new beat /electro /rave /industrial /post-punk project of French musician/DJ and producer Jerome Tcherneyan and Czech performance artist and DJ, Barkosina Hanusova, aka Years Of Denial “Dancing with Demons” off of upcoming second LP “Suicide Disco Vol. 2” [VEYL]
  • Indonesian dark disco /glam rock /dark cabaret /synthpop duo Camlann – “Your Death Is My Glory (Morze Remix)” from the single “Your Death Is My Glory” on Oberwave Records
  • US coldwave /post-punk /synth-wave act Soft Glass “Mansfield” from “Soft Glass-Gore” album on Dark Entry Records
  • French post-punk /cold wave trio from Strasbourg, HEIMBERG “Endless Lies” single
  • Spanish coldwave /post-punk duo YVGOSLAVIA “Hipnosis” from the album “Vertebra” [Oráculo Records Dubplate On Demand]
  • UK based new beat /electro /rave /industrial /post-punk project of French musician/DJ and producer Jerome Tcherneyan and Czech performance artist and DJ, Barkosina Hanusova, AKA Years Of Denial “Cervix Couch” from V/A “HONORIS IV: TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN DEATH & ROZZ WILLIAMS” CD album [UNKNOWN PLEASURES RECORDS]
  • Peruvian Minimal Dark Cold Wave one-man band from Lima, SCHMERZ “Dance Macabre” from debut vinyl LP “Lamentum” on InfravoX Records
  • Rome-based Italian industrial /darkwave /synth-pop 4-piece of Riccardo Sabetti (Spiral69), Pasquale Vico (Date at Midnight), Andrea Freda (Spiritual Front) and Alessio Schiavi (Avant-Garde), THIS ETERNAL DECAY “Perfection” (Single)
  • London based short-lived dark /cold wave /post-punk international 3-piece Koma Koma “Another Friend” from the 2010 unreleased debut album “Koma Koma” on Young & Cold Records
  • Norwegian darkwave /gothic rock trio LONG NIGHT “Long Night” from the album “Miscellanies” via SwissDarkNights Label
  • Northern Virginia‘s dark gothic rock band led by Brandon Pybus, SONSOMBRE “Your Blood Your Soul” from the new EP “III” on Cleopatra Records
  • Hungarian Old-school Gothic Rock /Post-Punk band Utolso Hullam “Tévelygés a vaksötétben” from the debut album “Szárnytalan Angyal”
  • Portland, OR Alternative Rock /Electro-Industrial band Die Robot “Died on a Friday” single
  • Los Angeles darkwave /synth wave /new wave band FEVR “Mourning Rain Ft. Vick Vapors” from the album “Mourning Rain”
  • Independent Post-Punk solo project from Chile, 8i8 “Dia, Dia y Noche” single
  • Harrisburg, PA synthpunk /post-punk band Deletions “Swim Club” from the cassette album “STETS”
  • Bristol, UK shoegaze /slowcore /post-punk band SLUNK “Decision Flower” from the album “Pigtails”
  • Barcelona based electronic /techno /drum & bass /new wave /post-punk solo project, Tráeme Flores “Bajo la penumbra” from the album “Memorias de un alma en desomposición” on Amēn Discos
  • Opole/Wroclaw, Poland dark wave/coldwave /post-punk band Brudne Place Zabaw “Krawężnik” single
  • German post-punk /minimal wave /NDW solo artist Absteige “Schnee” single
  • Melbourne, Australia synth /new wave project by the former frontman of Digger and The Pussycats, Brat Farrar “All The Machines Are Paranoid” lathe cut 7″ single                                                                                 
  • Miami, FL industrial /new wave /no-wave /post-punk performance art band DONZII “Disco Rosie (unreleased) from “For the People” vinyl LP reissue of Donzii’s first two sold-out EPs “Gladugly” & “Mines” plus bonus via Born Losers Records
  • Christchurch, NZ early ’80s  alt /post-punk band Playthings “Sit Down (Stand Up)” off the 6 track 12” EP “Playthings” [1981/82] via Leather Jacket Records                                                                                                          
  • Sidney, Australia garage /punk /art-rock /post-punk 4-piece band Optic Nerve “Trap Door” from upcoming debut LP “Angel Numbers” on Urge Records
  • Belfast, UK noise /post-punk trio Chalk “Asking” from upcoming “Conditions” EP
  • Szczecin, Poland new wave /post-punk /punk solo project BZDET “Trip” from the cassette album “KRYZYS” on SYF Records
  • Dortmund, Germany wave /post-punk trio Kurschatten “Gemüse” off the debut LP “Träume in Pastell”
  • Gothenburg, Sweden shoegaze /post-punk band Ond Cirkel “Barriärer” single
  • Glessen, Germany psychedelic /post-punk band Curd Neptun “Wintertomaten” title track of the album “Wintertomaten”
  • Italian indie rock /post-punk duo Wilt/Plvce “Blood In Sofia” off “Design Festa” EP on Dirty Beach Records
  • Salt Lake City, Utah new wave /synth-pop /indie rock 4-piece Body of Leaves “Commit” single
  • Parisian new wave/darkwave/coldwave solo project Under a dark light “HIDE (feat. Ramone)” single
  • German post-punk /synthpop /postwave solo project, A Transition “Hidden Places” single
  • Vienna, Austria coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Memories” off “Heaven” EP for A-Dur Records
  • New Jersey dark wave /dream pop /post-punk instrumental project Measure My Sleep “Ceiling Fan” from the first album “Windswept”