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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – APRIL #15-23

photo by Katia Chausheva

  • Houston, TX Synth Darkwave duo Manuel Lozano & Sky Lesco, AKA Tearful Moon “Intimacy” single

Against all odds of political correctness, the new single from Houston‘s couple bounces ceremonially through a cold, mesmeric, alluring aura built by retro skipping rhythm patterns along with buzzing low ends, trembling and sparkling foreboding flashes, draped by dramatic swirling bright synth flows, into a hypnotic mystical dimension around dark sensual vocal magnetism, drawing cursed breathes of romantic suffering from a shadowy reflection of “Intimacy” and sorrow.

  • Thessaloniki, Greece Post-punk /Minimal Synth /Coldwave /Poetry duo Tristixia and Sofia Spyridonidou, AKA Kama Muta – “ceteris paribus” from upcoming debut LP

We had highlighted about a month ago the more experimental and off-kilter solo project Yellow Dan from Thessaloniki, its mastermind, Tristixia, returns with his main act, paired with Sofia Spyridonidou, as Kama Muta with a darker and somewhat classic yet dystopic and poetry-infused blend of Darkwave and Minimal Synth sound. The new song, presumably part of the upcoming debut LP, concocts frenzied neon-strobing dimensions of rapid robotic stacks of tight ticking bass tones, steady splashing beats, and obsessive chiming eerie synth melodies, whilst dire, detached, and downtrodden vocals deliver dystopic observations into a surreal chaos of disruptive frequencies.

  • Russian two-piece minimal post-punk band from St-Petersburg, LIVINROOM “No Time” from the EP “Disaster”

We had hosted the duo a few years back since then we had lost track of them, but here they are back sharper and more energetic than ever, with a debut EP that includes all the 3 previous tracks recorded in a more professional way with the addition of the unreleased “No Time”, driving rhythm patterns, poignant slicing guitars, and prominent throbbing basslines in an evocative raw/melodic Chameleons fashion, shred the sadness and pain of heartfelt baritone broods into a disintegrating essence of war-burdened doom and gloom. A further collaborative single will be dropped next week, don’t miss out!

  • London, UK based ambient /neo-classical /cinematic collaborative project of former Japan-drummer Steve Jansen, singer Thomas Feiner, piano player Ulf Jansson and multi-instrumentalist-engineer-producer Charlie Storm, AKA Exit North “Your Story Mine” from the upcoming second LP “Anyway, Still”
  • Bern, Switzerland minimal /cold wave synth duo Sadie La Chèvre & Nora Düster, Extra Bleu Ciel “Poor Naive Little Creature”
  • Quebec lo-fi /electronic /synthpop solo project of MD (ex singer/guitarist of duo Calomine), Nœud – “Sueurs froides dans la ville blanche” from 2-track single “Sueurs froides dans la ville blanche / Le submersible”
  • Italian Electronic /Coldwave /Post-Punk moniker of musician, Cristian HC Usai, aka LOVE OF CONSOLATION “In an Another Way” from the EP “Electro Failures”
  • Kirov, Russia post-punk /synth wave solo project умереть от плацебо [die from placebo] “Свет” debut single
  • Paris, France ambient minimalistic Coldwave /Post-Punk solo project Garden Dynamics – “Skrytaya Lyubov” from the forthcoming album “M.I.R.A.Z.H”
  • Pomona, CA goth /post-punk /synthpop solo project RŒNTGEN “Sedate” off upcoming EP “In Passing”
  • Los Angeles-based darkwave /synth wave /new wave solo project FEVR “Sight” single
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (formerly The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead  “Dark Ritual” from the album “Dark Ritual” (early SDWTD rewritten and re-recorded releases from 20162018 plus new tracks)
  • Austin, TX three-piece Post-punk /Darkwave /Alternative band Haunt Me – “Lost Frequencies” from the EP “All Things Turn Grey”
  • Brazilian Darkwave solo project from Ceará, RATPAJAMA “LONELINESSISBLISS2” (rework)
  • Chicago-based dream pop /post-punk band led by Tobias GraveSOFT KILL “Molly” lead-off single from the upcoming new Soft Kill album “Metta World Peace” via Cercle Social Records
  • Poitiers, French coldwave /post-punk project of Nicolas Albin, Then Came The Rain “Someone Somewhere In Summertime” (Simple Minds cover)
  • Boston, Massachusetts Alternative Rock /Cold Wave / Post-punk 5-piece band The True Faith “In Vain” single [à La Carte Records]
  • Santiago, Chile post-punk band Dalias “Heridas” title track of the EP “Heridas”
  • Leipzig, Germany wave /post-punk band Mantarochen “глаза (glaza)” 5th single
  • Los Angeles post-punk /darkwave /new wave duo Scimitar – “Desire” single
  • São Paulo, Brazil goth /dark wave /post-punk trio Jenni Sex “On The Hilltop” from upcoming third LP “Healing Kiss” on Wave Records
  • Post-Punk /Goth band based out of Sacramento, CA. IN RETROGRADE “Death Ablaze (2023 Mix)” off the 2-track single “The Lovers”
  • Mexican darkwave /post-punk trio Simbiotycs “Sobrenatural” single on We are one Records
  • French dark wave /synth-wave /post-punk solo project NLIGHT “The Kiss Of Death” single
  • Athens, Greece goth /synthpop /post-punk /darkwave solo project, Eddie Dark “ΝΟΣΟΚΟΜΕΙΟ” from the album “FREAKWAVE CASSETTE VOL.1”
  • Post-punk /gothic /darkwave band from Belgium, GROUND NERO “Stars” single
  • Bremen, Germany goth /post-punk /darkwave solo project ATTIC FROST “Restless souls” first single from the upcoming album „A heart is the deepest dungeon“
  • Berlin-based goth /darkwave solo project of Argentina-native music producer Gonzalo Schwindt, AKA Deus Ex Lumina “Addicted To Your Pain” new single
  • Czech EBM /electronic /darkwave project of Jan Kocour aka BURROW “Pressure” from the album “Terminal Velocity” on PURGATORIUM
  • Campania, Italy EBM /goth /darkwave duo Dark Door “Definitivamente” from the upcoming LP “Dissezione”
  • Patras-based, Greek minimal synth /cold wave /darkwave duo, Grey Gallows “The Cage” third single from the fourth full-length album “Strangers” on Cold Transmission Music
  • 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 “The Heart Of A Lover” second single off of This Eternal Decay’s New Album “ABSØLUTIØN”
  • Melbourne, Australia dark wave /synth-pop /post-punk act Constant Light “In Corpus” from Constant Light’s second full-length album
  • Dresden-based, German EBM /darkwave /synthbass /synth wave artist Oliver Decrow “In My Room” from the new EP “Mother Complex” [G50 Records]
  • Amsterdam-based Darkwave /Post-punk /Goth-Wave’ one-man band Grimdeluxe “я сталкер”
  • Berlin based wave /techno /electro /post-punk /electroclash DJ-producer ORTI “Dancing w/ the Dead” from “Red Gardens” EP [HOA Records]
  • Bogotá, Colombia EBM /industrial /dark electro /post-punk /synth-wave solo project, Tympanon Toph “Hierros” from the second EP “Retorno al magma Eterno 2”
  • Philadelphia, PA goth /post-punk /cold wave /darkwave /synthpop duo R E P < > L ^ K N T “Time” single preview from an upcoming release
  • German/Italian collaboration between Berlin‘s BPitch label founder, techno DJ-producer and Naples‘ darkwave band, Ellen Allien x Ash Code “Dance And Kill” off the upcoming EP “Dance And Kill” [BPitch Berlin]
  • London-based goth /industrial /dark dance electronic duo, Dead Lights “Receiver” single on darkTunes
  • New York dark pop /synthpop act The Mystic Underground “The Lonely Ones” new single on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie /synthpop project of Max Ekholm, aka Melodies In Mono “Hold Me Now” (EP Version 2023)
  • Glasgow, Scotland-based Synthpop /Dark Wave artist Propter Hoc “Ghāyat al-Ḥakīm” from the new album “False Confessions”
  • L.A.-based Italo body music /synth-wave/dark disco /new wave /electropop duo of James Edward along with Frank Shark, MALE TEARS “Slay” from the upcoming album “KRYPT” on Avant!
  • L.A.‘s wave /post-punk /synth /electro-punk band led by visual artist, songwriter and musician, Colin Ambulance aka BITE MARX “Small Rooms” single
  • Detroit-based goth /deathrock /post-punk /industrial rock trio Ritual Howls – “My Trash Mind” from the upcoming 4th LP “Virtue Falters” on Felte Records
  • Costa Rica noise rock /post-punk trio Adiós Verano “PARÁSITO” from the second single “Alto Contraste”
  • German Wave / Post-Punk one-man band from Ludwigsburg, Another Abyss – Either Way It Ends” from the album “Wherever We End Up”
  • Denver, Colorado alternative /indie rock /post-punk band The Sudden “Piece of Advice” from the album “An Overwhelming Sense Of Doubt”
  • Bay Area‘s hardcore /indie /post-punk /noise rockers (members of Kowloon Walled City, Early Graves, Set Your Goals), No Lights “Shallow Breathing” from upcoming debut LP “Dream Eraser” on The Ghost Is Clear Records
  • Spanish jangle /power pop /post-punk /punk trio from Pamplona, Tatxers “Audio luze bat” from s/t album on Flexidiscos
  • Riverside, CA darkwave /new wave /post-punk solo project of Eddie a.k.a. LovelyEddie “красавица” single
  • Cesena, Italy Italo disco /art pop /new wave band Dang Dang “Cheap Chinese Clothes” from the LP “Liar”
  • Montreal, Quebec post-punk /wave /art punk outfit (featuring past and current members of visionary acts Choses Sauvages, Laurence-Anne, Vanille, Jesuslesfilles and Punk Explosion), La Sécurité “Anyway” from the upcoming debut LP ” Stay Safe!” via Mothland
  • German Post-punk /Experimental /Krautrock /Synth trio from Berlin, Talisman “Rasender Stillstand” from the second album “Die Letzten Ecken” on  Static Age Musik (vinyl) & Billo (tape)
  • Melbourne-based post-punk group (featuring members of The Shifters, The Living Eyes, and Parsnip), The Toads “Tale of a Town Split in Two” 2nd single off upcoming album “In The Wilderness” via Anti Fade Records and Upset The Rhythm!
  • Lexington, KY shoegaze /new wave /post-punk duo Micah Wu & Angie Willcutt aka ROD “Yr Song” from the album “Rot and Fruition”
  • California new wave /darkwave /post-punk solo project of Jaron Delacruz, AKA DustBowlChampion “SHAKE” single
  • Chicago, IL indie rock /post-punk solo project Flowerbabe “Gloom” single                                                             
  • 1979 established influential Sydney-via-Newcastle, Australian experimental rock /post-punk /sophisti-electro-dance-funk-pop band PEL MEL “Love On A Funeral Pyre” from upcoming 12″ vinyl 6-track EP “Late, Late Show” (unreleased mid-’80s taped session) [Efficient Space]
  • Toronto’s dub-wave /art rock /post-punk band (FKA Teenanger), UH HUH “Redemption Pause” off self-titled debut LP on Telephone Explosion                                                                                                       
  • UK ambient /psych /krautrock /dub /post-rock /synth-wave /electronica act Torpa “Displacement (Live)” from “Live For Tŷ Pawb 2019” live album (sixth in a series of releases celebrating 10 years of Torpa)