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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – SEPTEMBER #38-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Montréal, Quebec post-punk-gaze outfit The City Gates “Hanged Drawn and Quartered” 2022 European Tour single via Velouria Recordz and Icy Cold Records 

About to undertake their seemingly first European Tour, the Canadian band inaugurates their thrilling trip with a morbidly magnetic single that mines the obsessive and hypnotic tones, at the same time hallucinogenic and oppressive, of the early Psychedelic Furs, winding in a thick hellish droning dirge punctuated by relentless martial heavy drum beats, bleakly throbbing basslines, and compulsive ringing guitar strains, into a thick agonized smouldering brooding drama over tortured baritone vocals, spouting horror-stained historical lyrics about being “Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered.” We expect tempting sax scratches to pop up at any moment, albeit the pent-up emotional tension grabs unyielding attention until the end. Check The City Gates FB page for the full tour schedule.

  • Montreal, Québec deathrock /dark punk /post-punk DIY solo project CLONED “Entrail Galore” from the EP “Struttin’ in the City”

New EP for the weirdo dark punk ‘lizard man’ from Montreal, after last year’s remarkable double album + EP, where once again deftly blends mechanical and hypnotic synthetic rhythmic patterns layered by irresistible sharp and shredding moody guitar riffs, resounding, with anthemic aching fierce staccato energy around caustic vocal broods and shouts, unleashing alienated lyrical trauma into airless breathes of disenchanted fury.

  • Berlin-based French dark minimal synth-wave artist Alekzandra – “Golden Age” from V/A “Miseria – Upperwave Selections Vol. 2” cassette compilation on Miseria

A killer new batch of 3 limited cassette & digital compilations from Berlin-based DIY label curated by Mexican artist Carlos GrabStein (AKA 89s†) to provide a fresh inside look into the international underground scene spanning from Nu-Goth, Synth-Punk, Cyber-Punk, UpperWave, EBM, Techno, Industrial, NewBeat and Noise and all in between. Among many well-known and a few unknown artists, in a total of 36 songs, Berlin-based French multidisciplinary artist Alekzandra features with a feverish and distressing old school Minimal Wave meet Darkwave thoroughly electronic ride, punctuated by metronomic rapid tinny snare-kicks along with frenzied obsessively warbling bass lines and quivering forlorn synth swathes, to relentlessly sneak upon the breathless anxiety of semi-spoken vocal urgency, longing in droning spirals of esoteric wicked desire.

  • Morocco Post-Punk / Post-Raï artist Cheb Hazyn – سالينا Our End – from – عالم الأحلام والآلام A World Of Dreams And Suffering – split cassette album with Prophän via The Judgement Hall Records
  • New York goth /new wave /post-punk solo project (AKA Cemetery Dolls), AKA Stereo Julia “Thinking of You In a Different Way” new 3-track EP
  • Portland-based post-punk band SOFT KILL – “Magic Garden” off the album “Canary Yellow” on Cercle Social Records
  • Australian no wave /post-punk musician (former Crime and The City Solution and These Immortal Souls, Pink Stainless Tail and more recently ATOM), Harry Howard “Blood Is Gold” from upcoming album “Slight Pavilions” on Cranes Records
  • Seattle‘s post-punk/gothic-rock /dark folk project of T.J. Cowgill AKA King Dude “Silver Cord” from the new and last album “Death”
  • London, UK goth /post-punk /surf rock /rockabilly trio CLUB LEX “Handsome Killer” single
  • Nyborg, Denmark post-punk band Fabrik “Undskyld” from debut EP “Fabrik Demo”
  • Rome, Italy coldwave /darkwave /post-punk project of Marco Cattani (member of HALO EFFECT), CHEMICAL WAVES “My favourite crime (feat HERE-X)” from the upcoming album “II – Emotional Violence”
  • Sacramento, CA dark post-punk /gothic rock trio Ashes Fallen “New Normal” single
  • Isle of Man, UK post-punk /darkwave /gothic rock band MARK E MOON “Dark Love” new single on Cold Transmission
  • Leipzig based darkwave /synth wave /darkwave act SHOSTA “Hölle der Vögel” from the cassette debut album “Hölle der Vögel” on Unterschall
  • Manchester, UK industrial /darkwave act Grieving States “The Cycle” (DEMO)
  • Mexico City deathrock /darkwave /post-punk band Tetrica “Tetrica” single                                                             
  • Chelyabinsk, Russia darkwave /deathrock band Tourmaline Bats “Dead 2022″ from “2022” EP (remastered tracks from the band’s first album “Please, No Light”) on Nightingale Moon Records
  • Berlin-based industrial /darkwave /dark synth electronics duo of Carmen Burguess & Tomás Nochteff AKA Mueran Humanos “El Camino del Dolor” single from the upcoming album “Regresion”
  • Halle (Saale), Germany Post-punk /Coldwave /Darkwave duo LEFT FOR PLEASURE “Desire” from V/A “Unterschall compilation #2” fundraising cassette on Unterschall
  • French post-punk /coldwave /synth-punk band NO FILTER “Black Leather Jacket” new single
  • Heavy post-punk duo from Csepel // Chile via Budapest, d e n e v é r “Los Perros” from the debut S/T EP on PLUTO Sound
  • US goth /synth /post-punk solo project TWIN TEARS “Monster” single
  • Kyiv, Ukraine lo-fi coldwave /minimal synth /post-punk solo project, Night Voyager “Control” single.
  • Canadian synthpop /post-punk /coldwave duo from Ottawa, The Seance “Memory Void” off the new album “Last Dance”
  • Washington, D.C. darkwave /post-punk duo Social Station “In The Fallout” single
  • Tampa, FL goth /darkwave /synthwave act The Night Office “Hot Ghost” from the debut EP “Unbodied”
  • Cuenca, Ecuador darkwave /synthwave act FRAGMENTS “Mi Existir” single
  • Naples-based synthwave/synthpop /futurepop /darkwave band, Navigator Project “Glove Box” from the upcoming album “Breathe” out soon on Space Race Records
  • Edmonton, Alberta dark electro-industrial duo Capsules of Energy “You Don’t Know” single
  • Athens, Greece industrial /electro /synth-punk solo project Paranoia’s Broken Machine – “Ένοχο Μέλλον (Guilty future)” single from the upcoming LP
  • German goth post-punk /coldwave /EBM producer Johannes Stabel, aka XTR HUMAN – “Schwarzes Licht” single
  • London, UK dark psychedelic /gothic post-punk trio BLACK DOLDRUMS “Dreamcatcher (The KVB Remix)” on Fuzz Club Records
  • Vienna based synth-pop /new wave /NDW /post-punk solo project of Florian Tremmel, AKA Gran Bankrott “Nichts Hilft” 6th and final episode from the single series via Numavi Records
  • Berlin based, Tel Aviv‘s disco /techno /wave /synthpop /electronic producer and owner of ‘Disco Halal‘ label, Moscoman feat. Blood Wizard “Everyone’ sPeaking” single on Moshi Moshi
  • Late ’70s Berlin-based wave-minimal-electro cult band (later members will join Einstürzende Neubauten, EXKURS and Tennis Boy Blues), P1/E – “49 Second Romance (Egoprisme Remix 2022)” from “49 Second Romance (The Remixes)” album on Wild Youth Digital
  • Kortrijk, Belgium /London, UK minimalistic synthpop duo Dolva Sana “Reverse Impact” from the second EP “The Waiting Room”
  • Russian new wave /synthpop duo SYNTHESE “Whip Party” single on Sovietwave Records                           
  • Norwegian electronic /synthpop duo from Oslo, Electro Spectre “Love Is Almost Gone” from the first album ‘Stereo Dreams PT.1’ on CrabKeyRecords.
  • Vancouver, BC synthpop /wave solo minimal synth artist Robert Katerwol (Weird Candle. Wire Spine), Total Chroma “Red State feat. Devours” first single from fundraising 6-month series.
  • Parisian dark synth wave artist MADMOIZEL “Black Waves” from V/A “Miseria Bonus Tape Vol 2” cassette compilation on Miseria
  • London/Bielefeld based synth band Iris Paralysis “Friend To The Friendless” (The World/Inferno Friendship Society cover)
  • Toronto-based synth pop /synthwave /electronic artist and former Dead Astronauts vocalist Hayley Stewart AKA Mecha Maiko “Sunny, Softly (I feel love)” off the third album “NOT OK” on NewRetroWave
  • Indonesian Dark Disco duo from Jakarta, Camlann “Back and Forth to Manhattan (Healng Remix)”
  • Vancouver, BC post-punk /dream pop /darkwave solo project of artist, musician and Actors keyboardist Shannon Hemmett, aka LEATHERS “Reckless” new single on Artoffact Records.
  • Spanish electronic /synthpop act Lifelong Corporation “Plastic” single
  • Mexican synth electronic /post-punk /deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Fernanda” from the new album “Super Liger”                                                                                                           
  • US synth-wave side-project of Florida‘s musician Matthew Messore (Cathedral Bells), aka Midi Memory – “Eternal Dream” single on Born Losers Records
  • New York goth /post-punk project of Shas Michelé (AKA Stereo Julia), AKA Cemetery Dolls “Pinot Noir Rosé” single.
  • Moscow based post-punk /new wave act Videolife “1986” single
  • Australian Post-Punk / Surf-Goth act from Melbourne, Desmond Doom “Wanted” single
  • Melbourne based post-punk stroke garage rock 5-piece Delivery “Baader Meinhof” off the debut album “Forever Giving Handshakes” via Spoilsport Records/Anti Fade Records (AU & NZ) and Feel It Records (US).
  • Post-punk from Minneapolis, MN. Cult Sequence “Mannequins” from the debut cassette “Vesta” EP
  • Valdosta, Georgia shoegaze /post-punk band, Heaven Slept – “Pressure” 2-track single
  • Montreal, Quebec punk /post-punk solo project of Shawn Morgan AKA Rare Spam “Bedridden Rimbaud” from debut EP cassette via Contact Minimal Records
  • Leeds, UK indie rock /post-punk band I LIKE TRAINS “The Spectacle” single
  • Montreal, Québec ambient /dream pop /ethereal /dark folk artist Anna Arrobas “Farther West” off upcoming LP “Made to Touch” on Éditions Appærent

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