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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #16

Stephen Mackey

Picks Of The Week:

  • UK post-punk /darkwave splinter project by Klaus Devore from Nottingham, CLAUSTRAPHOBIA “Cast Aside

Low profile Nottingham‘s musician gifts us every so often little gems of remarkable 80s infused darkwave craftsmanship.

  • Chatsworth, UK-born/L.A.-based goth/new wave/post-punk/synthpop one-man band, Mortal Boy “(Precious) Blood”                                                                                                                                                   

As above, with almost weekly precision, here is a heartfelt and intense synth-driven darkwave heart-breaker from Mr Duckie Dale.

  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk all-girl trio Party Pest “Happy Man” title track from the upcoming 2-track 7″ debut single on Psychic Hysteria

Angular and euphoric jolt of post-punk energy from new party-inducing all-grrrl trio from Melbourne, showing once more the buoyancy and goodness of its underground music scene.

  • French neo classical / dark folk singer, songwriter and producer from Lyon, Ö-SIGMA “I died for beauty”                                                                                                         
  • German darkwave / post punk band MOURNING LAUGHTER “Bad Dream House” new single                       
  • Brisbane, Australia post-punk duo Pleasure Symbols ‘Dissociation’ from their forthcoming LP ‘Closer and Closer Apart’, out May 24th 2019 through Avant! Records
  • Canadian dark electronic synthwave artist from Montreal , Xarah Dion “Ethos Eros” from upcoming third album “Plein Nord”
  • Australian punk four-piece from Sydney, THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES “Nerve 2 Reverse” new single         
  • Berlin, Germany DIY post-punk /punk band BENZIN “Besser” from debut “Demo” album.
  • Bakersfield, Ca longstanding ’80s post-punk /deathrock band Burning Image “The King Is Dead” title track from new EP
  • Seattle minimal synthpop/darkwave solo project PROFIT PRISON “120 Days” from upcoming split.                 
  • Montreal, Québec dark synth post-punk project of Taylor Hoodlum Stevenson, aka MICKEY DAGGER “Street Survival” title track of the debut EP                                                 
  • Los Angeles electro-punk project formed by primary artist Pogo Pope, aka Bustié “Charmed (ft. Rosa Castillo & Crow Jane)” new 2-track single                                                                                                           
  • Canadian coldwave /post-punk /dark electro /synthpop artist from Montreal, LA MÉCANIQUE “Lingchi” from the upcoming album “Dernièr Voyage” on Cold Transmission Music.                                                                                     
  • Portland, OR coldwave /minimal synth electronics /synth-pop project ORTROTASCE “Missing (Ft. Bud Century)” [demo]  
  • Reims, France dirty darkwave one-man band MORT LENTE “Mort Lente”                                                         
  • UK six-piece DIY experimental rock band from the South East of England, The Pheromoans “The Sixth Bell” from the upcoming fifth album “County Lines” on Alter.                                                                                       
  • Geelong/Melbourne new-wave 4-piece HIEROPHANTS “Limousine” from forthcoming sophomore album “Spitting Out Moonlight” on Anti-Fade                                                                                                                          
  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk noise band NOUGHTS “Bleach” new single
  • New York experimental punk band UROCHROMES “Rumshpringa” from the upcoming album “Trope House” on Wharf Cat Records                                                                                                                                          
  • Austin, TX post-hardcore /post-punk trio Fossil Arm “Ronnie” from 2-track single “Rn”
  • Toronto, Canada experimental post-punk /art rock band DELILUH “Freeloader Feast” from “Oath Of Intent” EP on Telephone Explosion
  • German noise post-punk 3-piece band from Jena, SNOW TRAIL “Town of Shadows” from the debut 4-track ‘Demo’
  • Australian noisy /post punk band from Melbourne, BENCH PRESS ”Old. Self. Doubt” from upcoming sophomore album “Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future” on Poison City Records
  • Vancouver, BC indie /post-punk 4-piece DUMB “Beef Hits” from the upcoming sophore album “Club Nites” on Mint Records.
  • Chicago‘s electronic/industrial/post-punk band CIVIC CENTER “Fly on the Wall” from the sophomore cassette album “Even a Worm Will Turn” on Chicago Research
  • Brisbane, Australia dream pop /shoegaze /doom goth /post-punk band Local Authority “Oil Rigs” from the forthcoming debut album out July on Valley Heat Records.                                                                               
  • Boulazac, France post-punk /coldwave solo project, Without Emotion “Plaisir Éphémère”
  • Mexico City goth /deathrock /post-punk duo Los Dezterrados “A muerto esta ciudad” debut single.
  • Riverside, CA deathrock band Deep Cavity “Dream Mother” from the debut album “Spectres in the Sacristy”
  • Virginia‘s dark gothic rock solo project SONSOMBRE “Fear” from the upcoming album “The Veils of Ending” out June 1, 2019 on Post Gothic                                                                                                                             
  • Solo darkwave /post-punk music project from Oakland, CA Death’s Head “Observer” debut single                    
  • La Ciotat, France darkwave /coldwave /post-punk trio PARADISE COVE “Inside” debut single                         
  • French cold wave /darkwave duo from Besançon, VAGUE SCARE “Modern Carousel” from the upcoming album “Dissemblance” out in May                                                                                                                         
  • Russian post-punk/coldwave duo from Yekaterinburg, Фирма-однодневка [Firma-odnodnevka] ‘Свинец’
  • UK experimental / industrial / synthpop / new wave / post punk band from Wigan, VUKOVAR “The Three Shades” from the Ltd. Lathe Cut 7″ & Artefacts “Decameron (Or 10 Days Of Violence)” via Sheffield-based label Sonido Polifonico
  • Istanbul, Turkey coldwave /synth wave /synth-pop duo THE HOLLOW DOLLY “Sleep Alone” new single
  • Manchester-born / L.A. based New Wave / Synth-pop project of former Veronica FallsRoxanne Clifford aka PATIENCE “The Pressure” from new album “Dizzy Spells” on Night School/Winona Records                      
  • French post-punk / cold wave band JE T’AIME “Dance” from upcoming s/t debut album on Icy Cold Records
  • Montreal, Québec electronic /new wave /synth-pop producer and songwriter Xavier Paradis, aka AUTOMELODI “Angoisses d’Orléac” from upcoming third album “Mirages au futur verre-brisé” out now on Holodeck Records                                                                                                                                                     
  • French dark synth electronic /coldwave duo POTOCHKINE “Le Bachique” single from the upcoming album “Mythes” out on May 15th.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina lo-fi synthpunk outfit BRENDA LUNAR “Electrisante” from debut EP ” Poltergeist”
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia new wave / post-punk band В.Р.ЕД. [VRED] ‘Май/May’                                                 
  • New York based, Spanish synth post-punk / darkwave solo project OSCURIDAD ROMÁNTICO “Red Was Her Colour”                                                                                                                                                                 
  • French post-punk /coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth “A Perfect Life” (demo)
  • Chicago‘s goth industrial post-punk trio PRODUCT KF “Day Comes Too Soon” from the new cassette album “Songs of the Groves” on Chicago Research                                                                                                            
  • Swiss dark synth /darkwave /synth-pop solo project from St.Gallen, Carlo Onda “Das neue iphone gibt’s in schwarz”
  • Spanish analogue dark synth / post-punk solo project URCO “Clear Like Water”                                                 
  • New Jersey dark pop quintet (formerly known as Winona Ryder), WHINER “Bad Feelings” from the new EP “You Never Have To Feel This Way Again”.     
  • New French/California coldwave /darkwave /ethereal wave /dream pop /new wave duo of Then Came The Rain‘s Nicolas Albin and Eleanor Marie, aka Lower Savage – “Exhibit X” from debut 6-track “Undertows” out now.                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Legendary UK gothic post-punk band Rosetta Stone “Tomorrow For Us” from the upcoming album “Seems Like Forever” out May 17th via Cleopatra Records.
  • Paris, France post-punk /coldwave band PEOPLE OF NOTHING “The Same Deep Water As You” from V/A “Disintegration Revisited” via The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records                                                            
  • Queensland based DIY doom neo-folk artist Ivan Matthew Hicks, aka Amateur Childbirth ”Final Dust” 2-track single 7″ on chemical imbalance.                                                                                                               

Stephen Mackey