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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – September #35-21

Photo by Katia Chausheva

  • Perth, Australia shoegaze /post-punk project LOC-TITE “Hetman” from new 2-track single “Rat der Pilzsammler”

Relentlessly dreary and excruciating dark post-punk dirge from enigmatic Australian outfit, lilted by bleak meandering, throbbing bassline, and glistening, obsessively tortured guitar whines, embedded in scorching reverb, to build hellish suffering around the murky melancholy of numb, weak, overwhelmed baritone’s desperate ejection of fear and decay.

  • Detroit, Mi electronic /darkwave /deathgaze duo VAZUM “Wytch Lych” (Single)

The first venture into electronica instead of the sweaty dark clubs, dances along an obscure forest filled with ancestral echoes and occult mysteries immersed in eerie and sinister swirling synthetic swells, underpinned by relentless undulating bass and stomping, ritual marching beats, quivering dramatically atop powerful lush female vocals, blending Latin locutions and mother tongue verses, to teeter between strong warrior howls and wicked witchy chants of spellbinding mysticism to evoke pain, suffering, and ancient doom.

  • California based DIY goth /darkwave /post-punk project of Arvid Arays & Eduardo Mora, aka III HUMANS “Ecocide” single taken off the forthcoming debut LP

L.A. based duo embrace the obscure gloomy emotions and uncanny gothic vibes from the past and present post-punk-darkwave sound, propelled towards ghostly, disturbing and restless dancing horizons lead by steady thumping rhythms with a constantly throbbing bleak rumbling bassline, irradiated by somber glistening guitar melodies cloaked in reverb-filled cold melancholia and obsessively chilling spooky echoes to surround angry, emotional male vocals and caustic chants of ill-fated doom.

  • Danish neo-folk project started by Kim Larsen in 1998, OF THE WAND & THE MOON “WHISPERS OF THE PAST” off the upcoming 6th album from “Your Love Can’t Hold This Wreath Of Sorrow”.due October 8th 2021 via Heidrunar Myrkrunar / Tesco Distribution                                                                                           
  • German ambient /darkwave /ethereal wave solo project of the singer from Hamburg‘s post-punk trio Grundeis, Undinyx “Levitate” from the debut s/t album
  • Hamilton, UK-based goth /darkwave project of Lea Torn, AKA The Secret Experiment “No Remorse” from 2-track single “Obsession”
  • Leeds, UK gothic rock project of Joel Heyes, aka Byronic Sex & Exile “Ecstasy (Lovers Make Better Goths)” from the album “Unrepentant Thunder” on Goth City Records
  • Morocco industrial /techno /trance /post-punk solo electronic music project of producer and Rhadâb label co-founder Othman Cherradi, aka Prophän “Znaqi Khawya” from the EP “Nafssiya Mehtaja” on Istigkeit
  • La Paz, Bolivia post-punk /darkwave trio UMBRA “Miedo” from the debut EP “El Miedo”                           
  • Italian post-punk /new wave /darkwave solo spoken word poetry one-man band LA FUGA “Episteme” from debut album “Episteme”
  • Hamburg-based dream pop /synthpop band KRAKÓW LOVES ADANA “Follow The Voice” title track from the upcoming LP “Follow The Voice”
  • Tijuana, Mexico new wave /synthpop band Vandana – “Cambios En El Tiempo” (1989) from the upcoming vinyl 12″ compilation “Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 19801989” on Dark Entries Records
  • Manchester, UK synth-pop/new wave group When In Rome “Promise You” ltd. coloured 7″ of the original 1987 demo on Cleopatra
  • Vancouver, Canada peace punk /new wave /post-punk band SPECTRES “Tell Me” from the upcoming single collection plus unreleased tracks “Hindsight” on Artoffact Records
  • Greek Dark Electro /Synth Wave band from Athens, Meat Injection “A Touch In The Dungeon (IAMTHESHADOW Remix)” off “Remixes” EP
  • London, UK minimal analogue synth primitive-electronic DIY music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “Cutting Into Canvas” new single
  • Sacramento, CA synth electronic /minimal wave /cold wave project by Tony Williams, Kline Coma Xero “Double Vision” new 2-track single
  • French leftfield analog wave /synth artist Victor Gaudin AKA Cepren Synth “I Gotta Stay” off “The Sorry Best Of” LP on Brussels’ Undo Seat Belts                                                                                                                                
  • Greek coldwave /synthwave /minimal synth duo Kriistal Ann / Toxic Razor aka PARADOX OBSCUR “Inferno (Dimi Kaye remix)” from “Inferno Remixes” EP on Cleopatra
  • French electro /synth duo UTGANG “Exhale” new single on TONN Recordings
  • Bogotà, Colombia darkwave /coldwave duo ANTIFLVX “Hope and Pain” new single on skyQode
  • Washington DC new wave / post-punk duo Social Station “Ready to Rewind (L’Avenir Night Sky Mix)” from “Ready to Rewind Remixes” EP
  • Columbus, Ohio coldwave /post-punk/darkwave trio Child Of Night – “Son” second single from upcoming LP “The Walls at Dawn” on Wave Records, Play Alone Records and Beso De Muerte Records
  • Madrid‘s 1983 goth /darkwave /post-punk classic Los Monaguillosh – “Voces En La Jungla” (WLDV Edit)   
  • Mexico City/Berlin industrial /EBM /dark electro/minimal synth/synth-punk project 89s† & Petra Flurr “Durchtanzen” from “Trübe Stadt” vinyl 12″ edition via ORACULO RECORDS
  • Belgian electro /coldwave /darkwave duo of Brussels based duo Sam Hugé (synth, vocals) and Gaelle Souflet (synth, drum machine), ULTRA SUNN “Young Foxes” from upcoming EP “Body Electric” on Cold Transmission Music
  • San Antonio, TX post-industrial /darkwave /coldwave synth project of Veronica Campbell, DEATH LOVE VERONICA “Fuck Like Me” from the new single “Deception”
  • Ukrainian darkwave /coldwave duo from Dnipro, SEXUAL PURITY “Don’t Touch” (Single)
  • German dark electro /synthpop duo BRIGADE ROSSE – “Interzone BRD” from “Werkschau 20082012” compilation album on YoungAndColdRecords
  • Vienna-based synth/broken dance/electronic solo artist Kristina Pia Hofer, aka VOILER “Statute” from upcoming V/A “Compilation D” on CUT SURFACE
  • Philadelphia‘s coldwave /minimal wave one-man project NEGLIGEE “Sorrow Bloom” (Single)
  • Woodstock, New York occult horror soundtrack /goth /black metal /dark synth electronic solo project Hororhaus “Ghost Host” from the forthcoming 3rd EP “Excommunication”
  • Canadian EBM /industrial /post-punk /electro-punk trio from Toronto, Odonis Odonis ”More” from forthcoming “Spectrums” LP on Felte.
  • Aarhus, Denmark industrial /dark electro /synthpop duo CrackDown ”Words Of Happiness” off the LP “Worn Out Alphabet”
  • Japanese experimental /minimal synth artist from Tokyo, Soloist Anti Pop Totalization – “Social/Associate /Pain /Talk” from “4 Songs on Extended Play” on Instant Tunes records
  • Synth-darkwave act from Sweden, T.G.T.B – “Corruption” from cassette EP “Excogitate” on Detriti Records
  • Chicago, IL post-punk /synthpop /goth-pop duo WINGTIPS “Minimalistic” from the sophomore album “Cutting Room Floor” out now on Artoffact
  • Sacramento‘s post-punk party goth band, CREUX LIES “Becoming” from upcoming LP “Goodbye Divine”
  • Sofia, Bulgaria minimal wave/ electro/ post-punk trio Les Animaux Sauvages “Frenetique (Original version)” (Single)
  • Maryland new wave /dance-punk /synth-punk act Thee Hearses “Insects in my Brain” from S/T EP.
  • Tampa, FL post-punk 5-piece active from 19791981, The Stick Figures “September” from “Archeology” compilation album on Floating Mill Records
  • Dance /no-wave /post-punk from the Netherlands, GEO “Elasticate” from debut S/T EP
  • Perth, Australia post-punk /new wave 6-piece Didion’s Bible “First Chair” from the cassette EP “No Caveat”
  • Melbourne, Australia garage punk /post-punk 6-piece (members from Future Suck, Carpet Burn, Body Maintenance, Delivery and Gutter Girls), Blonde Revolver “Animator” from debut 7″ EP “Blonde Revolver” on Rack Off Records
  • Australian two-piece noise pop /garage /post-punk band from the South Coast of NSW featuring members of The Pink Fits, Drop Offs and Fangin’ Felines, CHIMERS “Later Skater” from debut s/t album
  • Russian New Wave /Post-Punk duo based in Saint Petersburg, MА́ITSA “Навсегда” from the cassette album “Здесь нет любви” on HИИ
  • French dark coldwave /post-punk trio NO FILTER “No Confort Zone”                                                                   
  • Nantes, France goth /darkwave /deathrock /post-punk side project including Justine from NABTA (voice), Ailhenn from PROJET MARINA (guitar) and Nicolas from PRINZESSIN (other instruments), aka NEVER WAKE UP “Drift”                                                                                                                                                       
  • German goth /noise /post-punk band from Hamburg, Grundeis “Bleed” new single from the upcoming first album “Amygdala” on UNDRESSED Records                                                                                 
  • Rocky Mountains, Co alt post-punk band THE SUDDEN “Unconditional Dagger” (Single)
  • Russian Experimental /Industrial /Ambient /Shoegaze /Post-Punk one-man-project from Reutov, SENEPTIKA “луна есть солнце одиноких” from the new album “Инверсия”
  • Chicago, Illinois goth /new wave /post-punk duo JULIA “Black Moth” from the debut EP “No one will forgive you”
  • London, UK based post-punk trio Sanctuary of Praise “Butterflies” from the cassette debut album “Hours” on INFOrmatiON!
  • Russian post-punk /experimental pop /cold wave band formed by Vladislav Parshin (Motorama) in Rostov-On-Don, Утро [UTRO] “Звёздочка” from the new album “Другое за другим” on I’m Home Records
  • Belgian goth rock /darkwave outfit UmbrÆternaL “Outside Reality” first single from the debut LP
  • Russian Lo-Fi /Synthpop /Post-Punk solo project from Tver, горе луковое – “это пройдет” 2-track single “комсомольский проспект / это пройдёт” on Русский пост-панк
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia gothic-Americana /punk blues /dark rock /post-punk band fronted by former Salome’s Dance and The Burning Giraffe guitarist and vocalist Alexander Korzun, Martovskiye Idy (The Ides of March) “Hamlet” from the new album “If I Die Before I Wake”
  • Lucerne, Switzerland based indie rock /post-punk trio originated in Texas, Laddermen “Old World Sparrow” from Laddermen’s debut album “Special Kind of Violence” out now on Waterfall of Colours
  • Serbian gothic rock / post-punk solo project Rainbows in Exile “Green Moon” from upcoming debut LP “Twilight Gymnastics” on Wave Records
  • Western Australia indie-pop /post-punk band from Perth, RAT COLUMNS “Light refrain” from the new EP “New Romans”
  • English post-punk/folk-rock collective formed in 1984 in New Cross, London, Band Of Holy Joy “The Walk To The Gallery” from upcoming 2xCD “Everyone Is Searching For Beautiful Things” radical studio reworking of 2021‘s LP “Dreams Take Flight” + Edinburgh Live Concert, via Tiny Global Productions        
  • Belarus synthpop /post-punk duo from Minsk, based in Augsburg, Germany, The Violent Youth “Вино / Vino” (Single)
  • Russian indie rock /new wave /post-punk solo project from Moscow, Son, fire! “Дождь, Пар И Скорость” single                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Madison-based witch house /neo-classical /post-industrial /dark electronic project SØLVE “Acid Rain” (LORN Cover)
  • Portland, UK ethereal /neo-classical /goth /darkwave project formed in 1986 by Projekt Records‘ founder Sam Rosenthal, aka Black Tape For A Blue Girl “The Cleft Serpent” off upcoming 13th LP “The Cleft Serpent”

Photo by Katia Chausheva