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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – July #29-21

Sanne Sannes ‘portrait of lies’ (1959-1962)

  • New Mexico post-punk /coldwave /synthwave outfit (formerly Loss Of Breath), STILL YEARS “Joy Never Rides Alone” new single

Drenched with synth-laden moods linked with the dismal yet radiant Factory Records dancing days, when intricate mazes of depressing and wistful feelings were expressed to the relentlessly energetic beat of a drum machine along with somehow euphoric yet bleak, syncopated bouncing basslines, cloaked under swirling bright sheets of icy forlorn synthesizers in a mercurial flow of nostalgic flashes around sad, magnetic male vocals traumatic brood of apocalyptic dread.

  • Yekaterinburg, Russia new wave /post-punk one-man band В.Р.ЕД. [VRED] “Визит” (“Visit”) new single

One-man band from Yekaterinburg never fails to write heart-rendering, moody and somber atmospheric songs, hovering between somehow warm hypnotic reverberated harmonies and suffered angsty inner drifts. winding bassline and nostalgic, wistful glistening guitar melodies laced with helpless melancholy, to frame frustrated male vocals in an esoteric introspection where one finds himself alone and sad in a world full of joy.

  • Turin-based Italian electronic /darkwave artist Paolo Virdis “Lies” single from the upcoming album “Confessions of a romantic demon”

Italian producer unshackles a terrific 4th single that oozes wicked pitch-black darkness and hypnotically devastating dance floor dynamics. Treacherous acidic bassline conviction fires obsessive tight industrial forged rhythms into sinister ravenous icy synth slabs, while tortured distorted male vocals release harsh growls of misunderstood pain and alienation into the rapid surge of dark, adrenaline-fuelled dystopic dreams.

  • Stockholm, Sweden electronic /darkwave duo tíklá “Prologue” off upcoming debut LP
  • Australian dark orchestral folk composer Peter Gundry “She Cometh” off the 13th album “Salem’s Heir”
  • Portland, Or Dreampop/Psych-Goth/Post-Punk duo Monet Alarie (OVER) and Ashkelon Sain (Trance To The Sun, Soriah, Devoured By Flowers), aka Trance To The Moon “Icicles & Fumaroles” from “Except In Dreams” EP
  • Hamburg-based Dark Wave /Ethereal Wave project of Grundeis singer UNDINYX +++ ‘Seas Of The Forlorn’ debut single
  • Swiss coldwave duo of Dolorès and Freddy Van BallastLETTEN 94 “Red Lights Soft Skins” from the 2-track single “Empty Landscapes” on Cold Transmission Music
  • Hull, Quebec‘s Dark Wave duo Gabriel and Yseult AKA MENTHüLL “Profonde tristesse” (Single)
  • French experimental /coldwave /techno /post-punk /synthwave solo project (also a member of Illustration Sonore) from Paris, Froe Char “Aria” from cassette album “Panoplies” on Da ! Heard It Records
  • Santiago, Chile coldwave /darkwave solo project SATIS “PENVMBRA ESTÁTICA” (Single)
  • Chilean post-punk /synth-punk /electronic duo from Santiago, 3V3C3S3 “Arde” new single
  • Athens, Greece electronic /synthpunk outfit SARU/MUNA “Άνθρωποι και Γουρούνια” from the new EP “Ηλεκτρονική Σαπίλα”
  • Lima, Perù Post-Punk /Dream Pop /New Wave duo Limeños Out Of Service “Ven, Baila” from the album “Miedo A Bailar” on ATHENAS Records
  • Swiss experimental /electronic /NDW /coldwave /minimal wave /synthpop project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Why so Cold (Baby Hold)”                                                                                                                                    
  • Brighton, UK based electro /synthpop collaboration between synthesizer fan Matt McEwan (Monoshuv and Astroscapes) and offbeat, wholehearted veteran pop writer & vocalist Emmy huSh, TERAHURTZ “Mute Smile” from “1000 Terahurtz” EP
  • Russian lo-fi /synth-wave / synth-pop duo КУЗИНА [KUZINA] “На одном с ним этаже” from the EP “Заклинание”
  • UK synth-heavy pop duo Oh Baby “High Teens” from “Hey Genius” EP on Burning Witches Records
  • Russian EBM /cyber-folk /synthpop sound-producer and singer-songwriter from Moscow, DRIADA “Décadence” from “Край / Land” LP on Routine Records
  • Asheville, North Carolina electronic /darkwave /synthwave side-project of Secret Shame bassist/synth player, XOR “And on” from the upcoming “XOR” album
  • London, UK industrial /disco /noise /dark electro /synthpop project Mechanical Cabaret “Different But The Same” from the album “Death Trip Sex”
  • Tampa, Fl post-punk /new wave rock n’ roll 4-piece GLOVE – “Behaviour” new single from upcoming LP “Boom Nights”
  • Copenhagen-based post-punk /industrial /dark electropop artist ST. DIGUE “New Day” new single from the upcoming album.
  • Sacramento, Ca Goth /Wave /Post-Punk band Creux Lies “Misunderstanding” new single from the upcoming album “Goodbye Divine”
  • Canadian new wave /post-punk /synthpop act from Vancouver B.C, ACTORS “Only Lonely” from the upcoming full-length LP “Acts of Worship” on Artoffact Records
  • Chicago, IL post-punk /synthpop /goth-pop duo WINGTIPS “Run For Shelter” from the upcoming sophomore album “ Cutting Room Floor” on Artoffact Records
  • Canadian experimental /EBM /acid /techno /synth electronic /post-punk duo from Montréal, Brusque Twins “Puppy” from the new EP “Puppy” on Visage Musique
  • Northern Ireland synth electronic musician based in Belfast, Crystalline Stricture “Dangerous Path”
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /darkwave /dark analog synthpop project of Claes Nordling, aka Retrograth “Blue Skies” (Single)
  • UK based 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 “Poison Door (The Sisters Of Mercy cover)” off upcoming V/A “HONORIS II TRIBUTE TO THE SISTERS OF MERCY & THE SISTERHOOD” on Unknown Pleasures Records                                                                                                                          
  • West Palm Beach, Fl post-punk /synthpop /synthwave duo Violet Silhouette “There Is No Way Out” (Single)
  • Berlin-based experimental /shoegaze/ cold post-punk trio Plaisir “Hunting Season” new single
  • Lisbon, Portugal coldwave /darkwave /dark synth solo project of Pedro Morcego from Phantom Vision, Liquid Land “Os Imortais” new single
  • New York synth-wave project of Augustine Backer and Eric Shan, aka FERMION “Butcher” (Single) on Somewherecold Records
  • US/Finland trip-hop /dark electronic trio Friendly Timo (The Fair Attempts), Amanda Jay (Star Madman) and Ryan Thomas Mitchell, aka Denial Waits “Tumbleweed” from the EP “Noirbox”
  • Rochester, NY Industrial /Darkwave /Synthpunk project KOMRADS “Blind” from the upcoming album “Wolf” on Negative Gain Productions
  •  Swedish EBM /industrial /dark electro duo Seven Trees “Phased Out (Scatha Floorkiller Remix)” from the EP “Phase Out” on Progress Productions.
  • London, UK coldwave /darkwave /synthwave solo project from Athens‘ musician, Night in Athens “Metropolis” new single from the upcoming eponymous debut album
  • Melbourne-based post-punk /synth-punk duo (members of Chrome Dome, Brando’s Island, Romero and Eyesores), Laughing Gear “Private Sector” from the upcoming album “Freak Lemons” on Heavy Machinery Records
  • Horst, Netherlands coldwave /darkwave /post-punk duo ROBBY’S SONG “Ga Weg” (Single)
  • Milan, Italy post-punk /darkwave /synthwave 4-piece Fiasko Leitmotiv “Balls” second single
  • South Korean post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project from Seoul, BENDI BOI “The Fireplace Serenade” (Single)
  • Reading, Pennsylvania dream punk /post-punk /darkwave project FAUX FEAR “Code of the Sea” from upcoming “Perfect Blue” EP
  • Russian post-punk band from Perm, MOLITVA [Молитва] “Temniy les / Dark Forest” from debut S/T album on Sierpien Records
  • Brooklyn, NY psych /new wave /post-punk duo Möthersky “Remain in Memory” upcoming ltd. 2-track 7″ Vinyl Single on Noir Age
  • Portland, Or goth /synthpop /new wave /retrofuturistic synth-punk 4-piece Launderette “Limelight” from the debut EP “Dressing for Pleasure”
  • US experimental post-punk /new wave solo project (member of Atlanta post-punks Omni), Philip Frobos – ‘No Packages Today’ from his upcoming debut solo album ‘Vague Enough to Satisfy’ on Upset The Rhythm       
  • Netherlands goth /industrial /dark electronic duo of Ellenor Vora and Benjamin Sch (Noire Antidote), aka VONDER “Ego” 2-track single “Together & Ego”
  • Vancouver/Amsterdam indie /post-punk /new wave collaboration between Canadian musician/producer Kelly Cook (ex-Moev) and Dutch musician/producer Frank Weyzig (Born For Bliss, Vaselyne, ex-Clan of Xymox), aka Tearing The BlackBox “Breathe” second official online Single-EP.
  • São Paulo, Brazilian gothic /darkwave solo project of Sânian, aka BELLS OF SOUL “I just Follow my Soul” from upcoming LP “Fragile to the Dawn”
  • Early ’80s Belgian post-punk /cold wave band Struggler – “Something Dreadful” (unreleased) from V/A “End of the Corridor” compilation on Walhalla Records
  • Brest-based indie rock /new wave /noise /post-punk five-piece band from Britanny, BANTAM LYONS “Pintor” from upcoming LP “Mardell” on Music From The Masses
  • Brazilian indie /psych /post-punk duo PONTAGULHA “Conflitos” new single from the forthcoming album on Systemica
  • Monterrey, Mexico minimal post-punk solo project Qgeko “Ashtray” off upcoming “Trash” EP                                         
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “The Plan”       
  • German lo-fi /coldwave /post-punk project German Bot “Gezeiten”                                                                        
  • French alternative rock /post-punk band from Nancy, JOY/DISASTER “Memories” from the new album “From Stars to Angels”
  • Melbourne, Australia noise /post-punk band IF SO WHY “World Eater” title track from upcoming debut “World Eater” EP
  • Perm, Russia dark wave /post-punk side-project of Konstantin Ostrovsky (Kondratie and Toska Po Domu), црквь “яблоня” from the second EP “смерть-сестра”
  • Chicago, Il indie punk /post-punk quartet Stuck “City Of Police” off upcoming “Content That Makes You Feel Good” EP on Exploding In Sound Records
  • Berlin-based industrial /darkwave /synthwave solo project Vlimmer “Fensteraus” from the single “Fensteraus b/w Kron” on his own Blackjack Illuminist Records                                                                             
  • Polish lo-fi post-punk project BZDET “NIE MA NIC” from cassette EP “ZIEMIA” on Syf Records
  • Saint-Petersburg, Russia electro/dark disco/coldwave/darkwave DJ/producer MORZE — ‘Zima” (Звуки Му cover) on his own Oberwave Records
  • Mexican experimental electronic project, Aura en el espejo “Campos áridos” from the compilation album “Campos áridos [2018]”
  • Swedish indie rock /new wave /shoegaze /post-punk band Principe Valiente “In My Arms” from “Debut Album – 10 Years (Alternative Versions)” EP on Aenos Records



  1. Möthersky 28th July 2021
    • Fabrizio Lusso 7th August 2021