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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – July #30-21

  • Austin, TX area based coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project of Justin Van Eck, aka SKLTN CHR “Witching Hour” new single on CHOIR Records

Austin based goth one-man project is getting a taste for delivering fine moody and broodingly cinematic darkwave tunes. The last single is a nocturnal amalgamation of intense buzzing bassline menace, forlorn screaming guitar melodies, and uncanny glittering synth strains to slice icy chills through magnetic baritone male vocals communing in the monstrous manifestations of the “Witching Hour.” Still inches away from absolute excellence, but if this keeps up…

  • Poitiers, French coldwave /post-punk project of Nicolas Albin, THEN CAME THE RAIN “Monarc’h” featuring Eleanor X (The New Arctic) new single

THEN CAME THE RAIN‘s refined and poignant brand new single unfurls solemn woefully droning cello-like blows to elicit lashing hypnotic snare beats, washed by enveloping dismal icy synth swathes, whilst crystal clear sparkling guitar arpeggios spill piercing fine drizzles of soul-stirring sorrowful melodies around the doomy pensive, nostalgia of male vocals, layered with ethereal female echoes, dripping mournful shame over the overpowering greed and relentless exploitation of systematic oppression.

  • Rouen, France dark post-punk /coldwave solo project NICE COLD NATION “Silent in the dark”

French solo project from Normandy embodies a classic emotional and existential cold wave aesthetic with nostalgic and dismal tones, populated by ghosts and memories of an idealized past in contrast to the anguish, sadness and disillusionment in the face of the spiritual decadence of the modern world. Rouen‘s artist warms up the forthcoming LP with an unreleased track amidst eternally forsaken warm synth swells that wax and wane around emotive twinkling chord crying pain and bleak pulsing serpentine bass lines to weld doom and gloom around the haunted layered male vocals’ excruciating emotional evisceration of alienated desolation.

  • Hamburg-based Dark Wave /Ethereal Wave project of Grundeis singer UNDINYX ‘Tireless’ second single.              
  • Czechia-based darkwave /post-punk band HOLY PLACES “Solitude”                                                                       
  • Detroit, Mi synthpop/post-punk/synthwave/coldwave solo project Soft Touch “Hope” from the third new album “Ectoplasm”
  • Essen, Germany indie rock /gothic rock / dark folk artist (Aeon Sable, Melanculia, Deied, hgmr), Nino Sable “THE AHHH” (Single)
  • Los Angeles experimental /post-punk /synthwave trio THRILL TOUCH “No Periphery” (Single)
  • Utrecht, Netherlands minimal wave /synthwave /electronic solo project SOLOLUST “Treble”                              
  • French darkwave /synthwave solo project Nam’s “Save Me”                                                                                   
  • Leipzig, Germany techno /coldwave /darkwave /synth solo project, нат.аша “her.tz” (Single)
  • Croatian synth electronic musician (previously Narrow, Umrijeti za strojem, I/II, Split Personalities) from Zagreb, Iv/An ”Neolit”                                                                                                                                                           
  • Tirana, Albania based darkwave /coldwave duo, I Tpame I Tvrame “As It Comes” from the upcoming album “II” on Periphylla                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Berlin-based synthwave project of Daniel Pastenaci aka ISN “Eyes Meet (Néanmoins Remix)” one sided 5″ on Circonstances A.
  • California based coldwave /synthwave duo, Tuxedo Gleam – “Dilated” from cassette EP “Miscellanea” on Detriti Records
  • Mexico City darkwave /synthwave solo project Haunted Lovers “Timeless” from the upcoming EP “SINFUL”
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO – “Σκιές” from “Καμία Εξουσία” EP on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Ghent, Belgium synthpop duo Vive La Fête “Soixante Neuf” from the upcoming EP “Viva Alternativa”
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk /coldwave /synth-pop project by Chris Stewart, aka Black Marble “Somewhere” from the upcoming LP “Fast Idols” on Sacred Bones Records
  • Berlin-based/Australia-born dark techno/coldwave/darkwave project of DJ, vocalist, producer, and performer (former Linea Aspera and Keluar) Alison Lewis, a.k.a. ZANIAS “Unraveled” from the upcoming “Unearthed” LP on Fleisch Records
  • Paris-based FrenchItalian darkwave /coldwave /dark electro duo Echoberyl “Salomé (Suffer Me)” new special edition single on the band’s new label Mother Solitude Records
  • French electro /post-punk duo of Tableraz and Mando, aka GEMINI IMPS “ORPHÉE” debut single                                     
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Lonely Hearts”                             
  • Californian dark electronic/industrial /synthwave collaboration, Mood Exhibit & Fornicata “Hellmet”               
  • Rochester, NY Industrial /EBM /synthpunk based artist Zachary Burnett, aka KOMRADS “Blind” off upcoming LP “The Wolf” on Negative Gain
  • Australian ambient /industrial /darkwave /dark electronics artist from Melbourne, QUELL “First Incident” from EP “Endless” on DERO Arcade
  • Italian EBM /synthpop /dark electro duo KLONAVENUS – “A Natural Obsession” (Single)
  • New York‘s new wave/coldwave/darkwave/post-punk band Bootblacks “Nostalgia Void (KANGA Remix)” from upcoming remix album “Thin Skies Remixed” on Artoffact
  • Paris-based EBM /techno /electronic artist (Sexy Sushi, Mansfield.TYA, Kompromat), Rebeka Warrior “A Forest (feat. Fishbach)” [The Cure Cover] on WARRIORECORDS
  • Iranian born minimal synth solo female electronic project of Tushna Pirrongelli based in Miami, NINA BELIEF “The Man I Wanna Be” (Absolute Body Control Cover) released on “ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL – 1980/2020 compilation” via Oraculo Records
  • Los Angeles‘ goth /EBM /electro /darkwave solo project of Daniel Crook, aka Dearly Departure “No One Listens” from the cassette EP “Identity Grief” on Detriti Records
  • Atlanta-based industrial / EBM / synthwave solo project of musician James Andrew Ford, aka TIFARET “Device” (unfinished track from sessions for “Lara”)
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO – “Thrust” from “Rough & Dirty” EP on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Louisville, Kentucky dark electronic /post-punk /synthpop project from the founding member of Coliseum, R. Patterson, FOTOCRIME “Delicate Prey” from the upcoming LP “Heart Of Crime” on Profound Lore Records
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK doom disco /new wave /synthpop one-man-band William Denton Wilde “Deadhouse.” (Single)
  • Oakland, Ca synth-punk /synthpop /synthwave act Candy Whips “Scent of Leather” from the album “Automaton”                   
  • Los Angeles based synthwave /darkwave /post-punk one-man-band Nass Zuruck “Distance” (Single)
  • Florida-based horror synthwave /darkwave band Gulf Blvd “Agony in the Garden” (Single)
  • US darkwave /post-punk band from San Fernando Valley, BLACKRABIT “Mistaken” from the upcoming album “King of Hearts”
  • Stockholm, Sweden darkwave /post-punk duo HEXATE “Clitoris” second single
  • Dankov, Russia gothic rock /post-punk band The City Crypt “Спальный вагон” from debut cassette EP “Аниматроника”
  • Bellport, New York goth/post-punk band AUSTERE MOON “Sinking Ships” from the album “Night Style”
  • Asheville, North Carolina death /gothic rock /post-punk band Coffin Moth “This Damnation” (Single)
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico lo-fi /goth /post-punk /darkwave /coldwave solo project (aka The Endless), Slow Danse With The Dead “Babble of Despair” (Single)
  • Juiz De Fora based Post-Punk /Darkwave band Permaneço Deitada “Incensos de Canela” from the new album “Dedicado aos Caracóis”
  • Post-punk solo project from Argentina, OK Doomer “Toda Mi Sangre” (Single) from upcoming EP “El Futuro Apesta” on ATHENAS Records
  • Brazilian psych /new wave /post-punk band from São Paulo, The Secret Shelson’s Band “Mayday, Monday!” new single on Systemica
  • Adelaide, Australia new wave /post-punk 4-piece THE CONDOS “Grandmaster” from the cassette edition of 2019 ‘S/T’ EP on Nopatience Records
  • Ajaccio, Corsica goth /coldwave /darkwave /post-punk project DEATH BLAZE “Lost Tarot Love” (Single)
  • Monterrey, Mexico new wave /minimal post-punk solo project Qgeko “Tear of the Moon” from “TRA$H” EP
  • Toronto-based art post-punk duo TRAITRS “Sweet Home” off the new 10″ EP “THE SICK, TIRED AND ILL” via Freakwave and Schubert Music
  • Mexican new wave/art-rock /post-punk duo from Tijuana, DANCING STRANGERS “Age of Decadence” (Single) from upcoming debut LP on Bizario Trax, Red Maze Records and Strange Arts Records.
  • Melbourne, Australia Lo-Fi /Shoegaze /Post-punk outfit Chapovski “Silvery Sky (Dark Sky)”                                 
  • Swedish darkwave /synth band from Stockholm, MELLOWLANDS “Book Of The Damned”                                 
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock solo project from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY (N) “THE NAME”                           
  • Miami, Fl indie rock /post-punk solo project PRISMS “Hot Under The Collar” title track from the debut album “Hot Under The Collar”
  • Phoenix, AZ post-punk/dream pop/synthwave solo project Secret Attraction “Drifting” from the new EP “Sensitivity/Drifting”
  • WollongongAustralia Indie Rock /New Wave /Post-Punk five-piece DROVES “Operator” new single from upcoming EP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • German Punk /Shoegaze /Noise /Post-Punk trio from Jena, SNOW TRAIL “Colourless Dream” from the Split Cassette EP with Frachter
  • Brighton, UK post-punk/gothic rock 4-piece THE LAST CRY “Never Let Go” (Single)
  • Maryland new wave /dance-punk /synth-punk act Thee Hearses “Goo Man” from EP II.
  • Canadian post-punk /art-punk band from Toronto, Special Delivery – “Nineteen Oatcake” from the EP “Maximalism”
  • Berlin‘s lo-fi minimal synthwave solo project of one half of DAS DAS, Cosey Mueller “Zum Verlieben Keine Zeit” from the first album “Interior Escapes”
  • Los Angeles punk /post-punk band THURST “Outrage Culture” new single off upcoming LP on Too Far Gone Records
  • Toronto, On shoegaze /new wave /post-punk duo StillWaves “Trust Yourself” (Single)
  • New York post-punk /electronic /industrial band, Pop. 1280 “Noncompliant” from the upcoming album “Museum on the Horizon” on Profound Lore Records
  • Lithuanian post-punk /industrial music project from Kaunas, AKLI “Nuobodu” (Single)
  • UK indie /synthpop /new wave Composer/Singer/Songwriter from Hartlepool, James Leonard Hewitson “Commercial Vibe” from cassette EP “Commercial” on Win Big Records                                                                         

Germaine Krull, ‘Hands Study’, 1929