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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #26

Peaks Of The Week:

  • Northern Irish synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Traum Huntress (MADMOIZEL Remix)” from the new album “Technique” on TONN Recordings.

After spending the week listening to the infectious THIS IS THE BRIDGE EP, Belfast synth finest Crystalline Stricture serves a full lashings of glorious analog synth goodness. Graced further by a remix by the unmistikable Madmoizel, synth music barely sounds as vibrant and as invigorating as this.

  • Sydney, Australia post-punk three-piece (members of Body Type and DEN), G2G “No Kid No Angel” debut single

As cold and oppressive, as it is pounding, and abrasive, we’re immediately struck by the impressive debut stab of minimal and angular post-punk from all-girl Sidney‘s trio with nods to early Wire guitar work. It would fit great in the late70’/early 80s Small Wonder and Rough Trade labels along with early DIY unforgettable bands like Lilliputt, and PragVEC.

  • French electro/coldwave/post-punk project from Paris, CONTRE SOIREE “Inner Fire”                                             

Pummelling drumbeats, bouncing and hypnotic bass lines and ominous synth arpeggios over alluringly defiant ‘noirish’ vocals make for another great darkly danceable as fu**k single for the Parisian coldwave one man band.

  • Japanese new wave two-piece formed in Tokyo in 1986, DIASTEROMETER “Rosary” from archival cassette compilation “Demo And Live Tracks, Vol. 1” [unreleased studio tracks with three live sessions from shows around Tokyo in 19891991] on Bitter Lake Recordings
  • Berlin-based experimental/dark ambient/drone/shoegaze/post-punk new project of Anna Nin (aka None), aka Glaring “Echoing Voices” from the very limited cassette edition of the new album “Tyche”
  • Australian noise rock/post-punk quartet from Melbourne, NO SISTER – ” My New Career” from No Sister’s upcoming EP ”Influence”, set to be released 23 August 2019                                                                                 
  • Melbourne, Australia garage pop/post-punk trio LIFE STRIKE “Pages” from the forthcoming debut album “Primitive Future” on Strange Pursuits
  • Villavicencio, Colombia garage/noise/post-punk band La Calle del Zodiaco “L.C.D.Z” from upcoming debut EP.
  • Post-punk/coldwave project from Indianapolis, DEAD TAPE “Witness” from 3-track “DEMO” EP
  • Russian wave band from Moscow, THE LOUR “To Rest” new 2-track single                                                         
  • French goth/post punk/coldwave solo project from Orléans, GLASSZONE “Loving Destruct” from the new album “Garden Of Glass”
  • San Francisco, CA post-punk / minimal synth/darkwave project of Gabriel Ramos, Ssleeping DesiresS “R.A.R. pt. 1 (unreleased)” [feat. Russell E.L. Butler on vocals ] from the collection of old home demos+unreleased tracks “SD 2010 – 2012”
  • Texan darkwave/post-punk/minimal synth/coldwave solo project of Houston based drummer Bruce Courtney, THE STAVE CHURCH “Under My Skin” from upcoming EP “This Dark Place”
  • French dark electro/synthpop producer from Nice, INWARDNESS ”Helpless’ (2019)
  • US darkwave/post-punk outfit Den Evige – “Everything As Its Been” on 4LT4RS Media                                            
  • Asheville, North Carolina goth/darkwave/post-punk 5-piece SECRET SHAME “Dark” from forthcoming debut album “Dark Synthetics” on Portrayal of Guilt Records
  • Queens, NYC goth/industrial/dream-pop/no wave/post-punk project of Daniel Manning, aka Reduction Plan “The River” from upcoming 4th album “(Ae) Maeth” on Redscroll Records and Dune Altar
  • NYC minimal wave/ synth-punk project BAD PENNY “Bated Breath” new single                                                   
  • Auckland, New Zealand goth/post-punk/slowcore trio led by Peter Ruddell, aka SULFATE “Speaking for Others” debut single
  • Brooklyn-based new wave/garage/post-punk/’Nuke Wave’ band lead by Ian Jacobs, Monograms “Don’t Fight For It” new single
  • Tallinn, Estonia coldwave/post-punk outfit Сны Матильды / Sny Matildy ‘Роза мира’ from the new EP ‘Победившая Византия’
  • Minsk, Belarus post-punk/coldwave side project of Nürnberg member Jan Pyatranka, фарфоровые коты [Farforovyekoty] ‘Nadzieja (Madame)’ off of new EP ‘надежда/hope’
  • Cleveland‘s post-punk band PLEASURE LEFTISTS “Dancing in the Dark” from the upcoming album “The Gate” on Feel It Records
  • Egyptian post-wave/post-punk band fronted by Youssef Abouzeid from Cairo, PanSTARRS “Masr Elgedida” from the debut album “PanSTARRS – بان ستارز” on Paris’ Anywave
  • Los Angeles, CA goth dream pop/new wave/post-punk project of Deb DeMure and collaborator Mona D, DRAB MAJESTY “Noise Of The Void” from Drab Majesty’s third album “Modern Mirror” out now on Dais Records
  • Lublin, Poland New Wave/Dark Wave/Cold Wave trio MOONLIGHT MEADOW “Dance” from the s/t debut album on Wave Records
  • Montreal, Quebec based coldwave/post-punk duo SAINTE-MORT “Kétos” from the 6-track EP/mini-album “Holy Day à Sainte-Mort”
  • Zürich, Switzerland new wave/post-punk solo project of Josip Tijan, aka THYMIAN “Telescope” from debut s/t EP
  • Slovakia/Germany electronic/darkwave collaborative project of Peter Chudík (aka AnAstromo) and Miriam Christina aka (Theothersideofwho?), 580 MILES “Lovers Of Sleep” new single
  • Vermont‘s coldwave/minimal wave/synthpop solo project † Triumphant Race † “The Fasces” 
  • Greek DIY doom pop/synthwave/synthpop solo project from Athens, tinyturmoil / tiptoetan ‘τουρλού’ from the single ‘YW’
  • Berlin-based, Portuguese/UK coldwave/dream pop/synth-pop duo of Francisco Gonçalves Silva & Robert Paul Gardner, aka SZALAZAR “1984” from new “Grace” EP
  • Fresno, CA post-punk/coldwave solo project ALONE IN MY ROOM “Your Loss”                                                   
  • Norfolk, VA darkwave/new wave duo Black Blinds “Modified”
  • Houston, TX industrial/electronic/synthpop/darkwave solo project of James Reyna, aka MELODYWHORE “Hum” from the album “Darklight”
  • Meza, AZ gothic rock/darkwave/post-punk band AUDRA “Wish No Harm” from the forthcoming 4th album, the first one in 10 years, “Dear Tired Friends”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina coldwave/minimal synth/darkwave duo Balvanera – “Black Sand” off of V/A [ODM001] via of dolls and murder                                                                                                                           
  • 80’s formed, Los Angeles based post-punk/synthpop/darkwave band lead by Jeff Gallea, ELEVEN POND “Watching Trees (bedroom demo)” released in 2012 on Angular Records London for a 12″ vinyl single.
  • Synthwave/synth-pop duo DARK-O-MATIC “Make Me Blue” new single
  • Scotland, UK new wave/synth-pop project Jigsaw Sequence “Frankenstein Complex” new single
  • Philadelphia, PN post-cyberpunk/darkwave/synth-pop duo KLOCKENHOUZER “All For None” from the new album “The Message Is Minimal”
  • Dutch electro/synth-punk/’Neue-Niederländische-Welle’ duo from Utrecht, STAATSEINDE “Ruimte Issues” from the upcoming 12″ EP “Dreiheit” out July 12, on Onrijn Records                                                                           
  • Auckland, New Zealand goth/electronic/coldwave/synth-pop solo project Ex-Partner “Arrythmia” from debut EP “Look Good / Feel Bad”
  • Swiss dark synth/darkwave/synth-pop solo project from St.Gallen, Carlo Onda “Ich Bin Ein Krokodil”                 
  • Perth based DIY synth-heavy psych/darkwave /new wave duo of UIU‘s Greg Weir and Belinda Eldridge, aka TRUCK STOP ALIEN – ‘Temperate Climate Of Love’ 2nd single from the upcoming EP due out around the end of July.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico goth/coldwave/darkwave one-man band THE ENDLESS “Feel The Heat”
  • French minimal synth/post-punk/coldwave solo project of half of Bluebeard’s Castle, Bela Goosy “Infiltrator (feat. vocals by Wendy Van Dusen of Neither Neither World)”
  • Sacramento, CA dark epic gothic rock trio Ashes Fallen “Failure Was The Cure” from S/T album
  • Turkish post-punk/goth-wave band Merry’s Funeral “Solgun Düşler” from the forthcoming album to be released September 2019.
  • San Diego‘s goth dark post-punk four-piece WARSAW “The Veil” from upcoming 3rd studio recording “Magick’’
  • London based lo-fi/garage/coldwave/synth-punk Ukranian one-man band POWERPLANT “In White” from the remastered vinyl version of “People In The Sun” second album (released on tape by Dreamland Syndicate in early 2019) via Erste Theke Tontraeger
  • Vancouver, BC noise pop/post-punk quartet NECKING “Still Exist” from the album “Cut Your Teeth” on Mint Records.
  • Melbourne, Australia indie/new wave 4-piece SHOCK FRIENDLY “Take what you want” new single                           
  • Paris, France shoegaze/post-punk/coldwave/new wave band GARDEN DYNAMICS “Stalker” 2nd Single from the upcoming album “Ultraviolet Cat”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia experimental/dream-pop/shoegaze/ambient/darkwave band Кроль [Krolband] – ‘Огонь в поле плевел’ (live version, 2019)

Photo by Laura Makabresku