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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – MAY #20-22

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  • Brussels, Belgium-based Electro /Cold Wave /New Wave solo project of filmmaker and musician, as well as bassist and singer of the Electroclash group “Emma Peal”, Severine Day “Perversion” new single

Even if a week late, why not recover the wintry and bewitching Coldwave minimalism from the Brussels based alluring artist to array dark, moody, and urgent cinematic moods, ceaselessly instilled by a tense, simmering underlying of syncopated, tight and dry rhythms, cut by crashing sinister hits, along with thick bleak bassline throbbings and distant razor-thin synthetic murmurs, penetrated by fearsome droning tensions, to build sentient discomfort and fear around the beautifully tragic shivering of heartfelt female vocals, bleeding a disturbing lyrical confession through the sinister shame and aching pain of domestic abuse.

  • Vilnius, Lithuania post-punk /coldwave /minimal wave act Tamsusis sindromas “Tavo akyse” single

Enigmatic Lithuanian act returns with a more reflective and less tense synth-driven track to stir deeply broken hearts and dark souls, blending minimal Cold Wave and Joy Division/early New Order Post-punk inflexions, permeated by forlorn and nostalgic intoxicating auras built by shrouding slow dramatic drifts of eerie synths, lashing drum machines and dense pulsing basslines, around soft, sombre vocal’s romantic longing of agony and pain.

  • Los Mochis, Mexico Darkwave /Coldwave /Post-Punk band FUNERALZ “Heridas de Papel” new single.

Mexican trio with a spectral, cold and moody Darkwave single create an edgy and doomy goth-lingering aural darkness oozing from ominous dense, rubbery bass vibrations, relentlessly pierced and lit by a shimmering spidery web of ethereal twangy guitar strains to ache and reverberate atop heavy, airless baritone breaths forcing isolated pain and suffering through a sparkling obsession of endless dread and doubt.

  • Saarbrücken, Germany gothic rock /post-punk /darkwave solo project Chronic Mirror Blues – “Out the Door” from the new EP “Quiet”
  • Copenhagen‘s neo-folk act fronted by Magnus Westergaard, aka DUNE MESSIAH “Privileged” single
  • Berlin-based dark ambient /coldwave /darkwave /post-punk project of Anna Nin (aka None), aka Glaring “Leere” from the new cassette EP “Paralyzed”
  • German dark electro producer DSX “Being Boiled” (Human League Cover Version)                                                 
  • Italian occult /coldwave /darkwave duo, iamnoone “The Edge of the World” off of new 2-track single “The Need” on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Malmö-based, Swedish enigmatic darkwave trio ABU NEIN “I Am Emptiness” single on Progress Productions
  • Switzerland based coldwave /synthwave /post-punk duo George Magouras & Alex Huldi, aka Q-7 three times “Shadows” from 2-track 7″ single “Remember”
  • Paris, France minimal electronics /synthwave project of Mathis Kolkoz (founder and singer of the synth-punk band Blind Delon), AKA Le Gang Moutai “Senses (LISA Remix)” from the cassette album “Futurismo Trentino” on TONN Recordings
  • Montreal, Canada dark synth /coldwave /minimal synth solo project NO “Collapse”                                                
  • Costa Rica‘s darkwave /dark synth-pop artist based in San Jose, MAVROSKELETO – “Control” single
  • Northern Ireland‘s synth electronic musician based in Belfast, CRYSTALLINE STRICTURE feat. M. McIntyre – “Swing The Heartache” from V/A “HONORIS III TRIBUTE TO BAUHAUS” (CD, Vinyl, Tape, Book) on Unknown Pleasures Records
  • German Minimal Synth Wave solo project from East Westphalia, RUN: “Flashback Deluxe” from “I don`t like Gemütlichkeit” LP
  • Vienna, Austria coldwave /synthpop /synthwave producer BLANK PICTURE “Secret” from the single collection album “Moonlight” on A-Dur Records.
  • Instrumental minimal synth solo project from Argentina, Alexvs “The Message” from the album “Secret Building”
  • Brittany‘s indie rock /new wave /garage pop 4-piece BASTON “Capri” from the sophomore LP “La Martyre” on Howlin Banana Records
  • Stuttgart, Germany techno /dark wave /dark electronic producer & vocalist Agnes Underwoods (aka Anastasia Mi) aka sie XX mi – “Arxaia” single
  • Hamburg based wave /synthpop duo Gloria de Oliveira & Spampoets, AKA Lovespells “Dark Rider (Parallel Universe Mix)” on La Double Vie
  • Berlin based Goth Dark Wave solo project Nxvrve “Morgue”                                                                                          
  • Seattle, Wa goth /post-punk /new wave /dark synthpop solo project HEXHEART “Erase Yesterday” from the upcoming second LP “Funeral Flowers”
  • Peru‘s Electronic / Industrial /Dark Wave duo based in Lima, Triumvirs “Falcata (single version)”
  • Boston darkwave /synthwave /electronic music collaboration between Reuben Bettsak and Bo Barringer (Future Carnivores, Emerald Comets, Guillermo Sexo), EX-HYENA “Fractured (BlakLight Remix)” 4th single from the upcoming album “Moon Reflections” via Hush Club Ltd./Brutal Resonance
  • Providence, RI industrial /trip-hop /synthpop female artist Mari Kattman “Is It Really That Bad (Rotersand Rework)” from the single “Is It Really That Bad” on COP International
  • Madison-based experimental /post-industrial /dark electronic project SØLVE “Black Silk Stone” from the upcoming LP “Earth Inferno” on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • EBM stylish music solo project from Sweden, ALL SYSTEMS OUT “H.E.L.L” single
  • Ukrainian post-punk /darkwave /coldwave /dark electronic duo from Dnipro, SEXUAL PURITY “Khmary” new single
  • Portland Or goth /industrial project NIGHTSISTER “Ritüel” (She Past Away cover)
  • Madrid, Spain indie rock /synthpop /post-punk trio White Bats “Panic Attack” single
  • Manchester UK-based Goth /Darkwave band SPIRE CIRCLE “Whispers (2022)” synth version
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil retro synthwave /darkwave /synthpop band Quântico Romance “Redenção” new single on Paranoia Musique
  • Hungarian Synthwave /Post-punk duo based in Békéscsaba, Empty Story “Világ tépi szét” single
  • Hanover, Germany noise-rock/post-punk band FRTG13 “Syntagma (The Solar Principle)” from the new EP “The Hyperreal Order”
  • Lincoln, Massachusetts gothic rock /post-punk band Noche Miseria “Fallen Angel” from the “Distance” EP
  • Vancouver, BC new wave /post-punk /coldwave outfit Cathedral Scene “Empty Dose” from the upcoming EP “Scene I” on Strawberry Coffin Records
  • Early ’80s Yorkshire, UK based new wave /post-punk band led by John K. White, UV PØP “Black City” from the new CD album “Sound Of Silence” to celebrate 40 years of UV POP.
  • Paris based goth /coldwave /post-punk duo THE DOCTORS “Chaos” from the EP “Modern” on Icy Cold Records
  • Sydney, Australia post-punk 3-piece GYRATE “Over & Over” single.
  • Strasbourg, France post-punk /cold wave trio HEIMBERG – “Forever” from the first EP “Untitled (demos)”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina darkwave /post-punk band Depresion Radikal “lluvias” from “1000 navajas” EP on Tumbero Records
  • Russian Gothic Rock / Darkwave / Coldwave band from Yekaterinburg, In My Despair “Mistakes” from the new LP “Last Mirage On The Earth”
  • Chicago‘s post-punk /darkwave /industrial /alternative rock band Violent Eden.”Cold AS Gold” single
  • São Paulo, Brazil mid-90s formed darkwave /gothic rock band Das Projekt “Glass Mask” 7″ single
  • Stockholm, Sweden goth /post-punk /darkwave duo Tíklá “Mindeaters” from the debut LP “13 Realms”
  • Vancouver based noise rock /new wave /post-punk four-piece Black on Black “Pretty Crier” from the “Houndstooth” EP
  • Vancouver, BC new wave /post-punk /coldwave outfit Cathedral Scene “Empty Dose” from the upcoming EP “Scene I” on Strawberry Coffin Records                                                                                                       
  • Legendary late 70s/80s UK experimental new wave /post-punk band WIRE “Stepping Off Too Quick (Not About To Die)” [6th Demo]                                                                                                                                                             
  • Tampa, FL post-punk darkwave duo Push Button Press “Black Swan – Live @The Abbey” (Live at “The Abbey” theatre in Orlando, Florida May 7th 2022)                                                                                                                                        
  • Mesa, AZ based goth /new wave /post-punk band formed in 1991 by Chicago-native brothers Bart & Bret Helm, AUDRA “In a Dark Room… (2022 Remaster)” from the ltd. double CD/Vinyl remastered and expanded edition of the second LP “Going to the Theatre (20th Anniversary Edition)” originally released on April 23, 2002 via Projekt Records.
  • Cologne, Germany punk /raw post-punk band TV CULT “Running Man” single
  • Lorient, France punk/synth-punk solo project CUIR “Flood De Loose” from “Cuir” EP tape/7″ on Thrash Zone Tapes
  • Blenheim, New Zealand garage /noise /post-punk 3-piece BIG SCOUT “Redwood Street Massive” from the upcoming LP “Council Sport” on Melted Ice Cream
  • San Francisco based post-punk /indie rock /art punk trio Rip Room “Dead When It Started” from the upcoming album “Alight and Resound” on Spartan Records
  • Pennsylvania garage punk /post-punk solo project DEATH BAG “Shadow Self” from “DEATH BAG” album
  • California‘s dream-pop /indie rock /post-punk band led by Alex Lara Ibarra, aka GROUP PHOTOS “After-Image” from “216” EP
  • New Wave /Post-Punk /Noise duo based in London, VENUS IN NOISE “Hope” single
  • Nashville, TN based Indie Rock /Post-Punk band Palm Ghosts “Another Way Escapes Me” single
  • Yorkshire UK post-punk outfit DEADLETTER – “Line The Cows (Live at Pony Studios)” from “Line The Cows” EP on Make A Dance/M.A.D. Records
  • Belarusian new wave /post-punk solo project from Mogilev, Зубы:) “пиво” from the LP “остров кринжа”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia electronic /post-punk /synth DIY solo project VETKAMI “Kosmovoyazh” from 2-track single “Kosmichesky voyazh (demo)”
  • Berlin-based, GrecoGerman electro /acid /EBM /cold wave /post-disco duo Vamparela & Brax Moody, AKA Local Suicide “Eros Anikate feat. Lena Platonos” from the debut LP “Eros Anikate” [Iptamenos Discos].

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