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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #41

Photo by Oana Stoian (nairafee)

  • Australian synth-driven post-punk band from Melbourne (current and former members of Bad Vision, Spray Paint, Lowtide, Personal Touch and Rat Columns,), Screensaver “Strange Anxiety” debut single                           

Hazily atmospheric synth-heavy dark wave from Melbourne with hard-hitting hypnotic lashing beats laced with buzzing, swaying bassline and glaring swirling icy synth flutters over aloof, melancholic female vocals drowning in dismal emotional disconnection.
Sombre synthetic melodies conjure up, and somehow warm up, the coldness of nowadays isolation and solitude.

  • Athens, Greece darkwave /post-punk duo of Valisia Odell and Antonis Konstantaras, Strawberry Pills ”Porcelain Face” new single from the upcoming album “Murder To A Beat” on Inner Ear

Previewed awhile ago in a live session version, Athens goth-tinged synth-duo deliver their thrilling and menacing studio version with hypnotic drum machine’s rattling patterns, enshrouding mournful cold synths and sudden bursts of abrasive guitar riffs, to frame seductive brooding Siouxie-esque vocalizations that soar in emotional pain and anger with a cinematic release of horrors, echoing the dark mystery and tortured intensity of the best darkwave from the past.

  • Ohio new wave/post-punk solo project WANDER “Text Message” from the debut 3-track EP “Adams Street”

Dark moody inflections shed from poignant sombre guitar strings that spark and reverberate with mournful solemn depth, heightened by meandering bleak bassline along with turbulent rhythmic patterns, around fearful, sad male vocals in an extreme release of picturesque narratives, melancholic memories, and unresolved tension, that pounds anxiously transporting in a hypnotic vortex of infinite sadness and pain. Promising minimalistic and atmospheric post-punk debut shroud in cold melancholy.

  • Irish dark electronic/synthpop artist Aidan Casserly (Empire State Human, KuBO) featuring Greek singer Kriistal Ann of Paradox Obscur, Aidan Casserly & Kriistal Ann ‘Dance Of The Sacred Life Cycle’ new single                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Austrian minimalistic post-punk artist from Wien, BRUCH “I Surrender (The Adverts Cover) from upcoming 7” single “Kohlhaas / I Surrender” via Fettkakao
  • Ukrainian synthpop/post-punk/new wave artist МС Брехунець “Дивись Не Впади” on Dnipropop                     
  • Monthey, Switzerland post-punk/coldwave 4-piece Winter in Deutschland “No more trouble” from the sophomore album “Winter in Deutschland (second edition)”
  • UK post-punk/darkwave solo project from Nottingham, Claustraphobia “Voices” from the upcoming LP “The Eye Machine”
  • Belgian post-punk/indie/gothrockers A Slice Of Life – ‘Older (Revival Mix)’
  • Long Beach, Ca darkwave/post-punk/synthwave duo PURE FLASH “In Too Deep” debut single
  • German dark synth electronic/postwave solo project of Michael Kuzmowicz (M. Smith), A Transition “Fear is a Projection” new single
  • Little Rock’s post-punk/synthwave/darkwave one-man-band Clusters Of Fornication “Karmic Law” from the new EP “The First Tenet”
  • Toronto Post-Punk /Cold-Wave band Zersetzung ‘Ошибка’ from debut EP ‘Воздух нас душить’
  • South London based goth/darkwave/post-punk four-piece Nerves “Brass Knuckles” title track from the debut EP “Brass Knuckles”
  • Portland, Or post-punk 5-piece, Shadowhouse “A Year Today” from the new 7″ single “A Year Today / Tonight”
  • Paris based electronic/darkwave project of Brice Delourmel, guitarist of cold wave/shoegaze/electronics band DEAD, GIIRLS “Memories” from the debut album “Far Reality”
  • Belgian two piece industrial/dark electronic project consisting of electronic musician Pieter Vochten and singer/musician Jasmin Smolders, FIRST “Restless” from upcoming “First” cassette album on Sentimental
  • Bristol, UK experimental/no wave/dub/post-punk/hip-hop/post-industrial/electronic artist YOKEL “Safernoc ft. Dali De Saint Paul” from debut cassette album “Smell of Deer” on Avon Terror Corps
  • Now-defunct UK experimental/post-punk/industrial/electronic group formed in 1979, Bourbonese Qualk – “Lies” from Mannequin Records‘ remastered vinyl reissue of “Preparing for Power” album originally released in 1986 via their Recloose Organisation label
  • Swiss experimental/NDW/coldwave/psychedelic/minimal wave/synthpop side project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “Halt dich Fest” from the upcoming new album “Deine Freiheit”
  • UK experimental/industrial/synthpop/new wave/folk /post-punk band from Wigan, VUKOVAR ‘Here Are Lions’ from the upcoming 8th album and part one of the ‘Eternity Ends Here’ triptych “The Colossalist” [VOX 61 CD] on Other Voices Records
  • Brazilian electronic/coldwave/darkwave project from Rio De Janeiro, The Colours of Silence “She’s Lost Control” (Joy Division Cover)                                                                                                                               
  • London, UK based John Foxx fronted synth electronic supergroup featuring former Ultravox guitarist Robin Simon, Benge (Ben Edwards) and Hannah Peel, John Foxx And The Maths “Everything Is Happening At The Same Time (Radio Edit)” off the 5th studio album “Howl”                                                             
  • German minimal synth project of the founder of Death Disco and Tristesse Loyal, Aaron Angebot “Systèmes Nouveaux” from the forthcoming new album on TONN Recordings                                                          
  • Detroit, Michigan new wave/synthwave/dark electronic music project of Justin Horbes (aka Sandstone), JH-X9 “No Paradise (Single Version)” new single
  • Washington, D.C. industrial/dark electro-pop duo TECHNOPHOBIA “Rattle In Your Chest” new single off the upcoming sophomore album “Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars”
  • German electro/minimal synth/synthpop project of Harry Haller, FOKKER “You Are The Dead”   
  • Polish synthpop/new wave one-person project based in Łódź, MARTYR “Follow me Down” new single
  • Austin, TX electronic synth-pop project of Forrest LeMaire, aka Mr.Kitty “The Glass Inside Your Skull” from new “-+ [EP]”
  • American dark minimal synth/coldwave artist (one half of Digital Leather), Benny Leather “Vanity Channel” off the upcoming album “Temporary Insanity” on FDH Records
  • New York‘s new wave/coldwave/darkwave/post-punk band Bootblacks “Hidden Things” from the new album “Thin Skies” on Artoffact
  • Canadian Darkwave/Dark Pop Duo from Edmonton, Strvngers “Vita Brevis” first single from upcoming album “Zayka” via Negative Gain
  • Sacramento, Ca industrial/darkwave solo project Cult Of Alia “A Voice Inside” (demo)                                     
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fl darkwave/coldwave/minimal synth project When She Was Bad “Blind spot” from the debut EP “komatøs”
  • Dalarna, Sweden coldwave/synthwave /synthpop producer Lars-Göran Forsberg aka FOPMUSIC “When all begins to fade” new single
  • Saint Petersburg based synthpop duo Futiliteit Orchestra “Dancing Shadows” from upcoming cassette album “Burning Bridges” on NEN Records
  • Dark electronic synthpop solo project from Poland, ZT1 “Blinding Light”                                                         
  • Amsterdam post-punk/synthpop/synthwave/coldwave solo project GRIMDELUXE “The Gate of Truth” from the EP “Endless Regret”
  • Greek Post-EBM/Dark Electronics project GEOMETRY COMBAT – ”Reactor” title track from the forthcoming EP “Reactor” on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Italian techno body music/electro wave producer, live performer and sound designer Cristian Camporesi, aka CHRIS SHAPE “Mind feat. Blind Delon” from the album “Shaped To Deform” on Unknown Pleasures Records
  • Seattle-based international industrial/EBM/dark electro band led by Anton Hirnsturm, Michael F9000, and James Shogren, aka CHROME CORPSE “EBM Non stop” from upcoming V/A “Uncanny Valleys (Vol. I)” on Area Z
  • Italian EBM/synthpop/dark electro duo KLONAVENUS – “My Crying Bride (feat. Valerie Hely)” from the album “Motion:less” on EPK Product / Space Race rec.
  • Hamburg, Germany synthpop project of Wolfsheim founder Markus Reinhardt, RENARD “My Heart’s Still Shaking (feat. Eliza Hiscox)” from the album “Waking Up In A Different World” on Metropolis
  • London, UK industrial/disco/noise/dark electro/synthpop project Mechanical Cabaret “Little Joys” new single
  • Bozeman, Montana electronic/gothic/darkwave/industrial project of Nina Tucciarelli, aka Damsel in the Dollhouse “Spirit Box” from the new LP “Geisterschloss”
  • Los Angeles dark electronic music duo of Emily Kavanaugh and Mark Brooks, NIGHT CLUB “Die In The Disco” from the new LP “Die Die Lullaby”
  • L.A. electroclash/synthpop music producer, composer and solo artist, Nathan Zadrick “Foolhardy Lady” from the LP “Doomsday Preventative”
  • Los Angeles based dark synthpop electro-pop side project of Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) and Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight “Unknown Love” sophomore 2-track single
  • Nagoya, Japan-based synthpop solo project of Jon Salichs, aka Σigma “With Time” new single
  • Brighton, UK synthpop duo Battery Operated Orchestra [BOO] “Piranhas” from the album “Yesterday Tomorrow and You”
  • Hungarian synthpop project Wolandroid feat. Linny “Be Around Me” from the EP “Bright Light Closed Eyes”
  • Wichita, Kansas synthpop/synthwave duo SECRET HEX “Apparitions” new single
  • Mexican synth electronic/chiptune/post-punk/deathwave solo project from Monterrey, Vestron Vulture “Mariana” off the new album “Lionheart”
  • Amsterdam post-punk/synthpop/synthwave/coldwave solo project GRIMDELUXE “this Simulation” off the EP “Endless Regret”
  • Philadelphia post-punk/coldwave/dream pop duo Blanketflowers “Shaking in my bones” from new 2-track single “Dark for Days”
  • Brisbane, Australia rock’n’roll/punk band KNIFER “Centre Of A Flowers Stem” from upcoming “Electric Songs” LP on Televised Suicide & Tropical Cancer Rort
  • Dark post-punk solo project (formerly Lord Travvis) based out of Philadelphia, NIGHT RITUAL “Forget Your Face” new single                                                                                                                                                       
  • Rosario, Argentina new wave / post-punk band BELARUS “Hartazgo [Vico Soul Remix]”
  • San Antonio, TX gothic rock/post-punk band, In A Darkened Room “Doom and Gloom” 2nd single off the upcoming debut album
  • Vancouver, BC veteran post-punk/new wave band The Gathering “Gravity Of Love” from the new “Night Light” EP on Cold Transmission Music
  • Los Angeles based goth/dream pop/post-punk solo project of a member of Ter Nura, CLOSED TEAR “Crushed” new single
  • Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine coldwave/post-punk trio The Last Passenger “If it was only fiction” new single
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil experimental post-punk/synthwave/darkwave solo project Pëhart “Miserere Nobis” from the debut EP “Taquicardia”
  • Peruvian krautrock/psychedelic/space rock/dark pop duo based in Lima, FEM/BOT “Sumac” new single
  • Japanese coldwave/darkwave/new wave/post-punk trio PLAIN HOLZ “Door” from the album “First shrine”【All songs retake, rearranged first album】
  • Los Angeles new wave/darkwave/post-punk solo project LOSSES “Reality Breakdown” (No Trend Cover)   
  • Peruvian EBM/industrial/minimal synth/darkwave project TRIUMVIRS “Cough Cool” off “Halloween Special Vol. 2” (2020) on Dark Grave
  • Pennsylvania gothic rock project of co-founder and vocalist of Fear Factory, Burton C. Bell, aka Ascension of the Watchers “Cygnus Aeon” from the new album “Apocrypha” on Abstract Distribution
  • Leipzig-based German post-punk/new wave/cold wave trio, Baical “All Roses Bloom” from the upcoming “Funeral Party” LP on Isolation Rec.
  • Rocky Mountains, Co alt post-punk band THE SUDDEN “Eye for an Eye” from the new album “Hesitation”
  • Bedford, UK noise/punk/post-punk duo GAYLIPS “D.E.B.” third single from the lock down sessions.
  • Melbourne based feminist bratwave punk band of Kalindy Williams and Kurt Eckardt, Hearts and Rockets “Workout” from upcoming 7″ single “Workout / Dead As Disco” on their own Psychic Hysteria
  • Houston, TX post-punk/new wave trio Don’t Get Lemon “Dreaming In Concrete” from the new EP “Forward Not Forgetting by”
  • Long Beach, Ca lo-fi/coldwave/post-punk project of Matthew Gray, THE LICE “Blank Tape On The Radio” from the cassette mini-album “Punk Is Bed” on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Brooklyn, NY art rock/post-punk 5-piece GUSTAF “Mine” new single on Royal Mountain Records
  • Irish indie rock/post-punk band from Dublin, SPRINTS “Drones” new single on Nice Swan Recordings    
  • Sydney, Australia DIY alt/post-punk 4-piece SNAPE “Undone” title track from upcoming sophomore LP “Undone”
  • Mexican post-punk/darkwave project REPENT. “El muro antes del sueño” from the upcoming album “Permanencia”
  • Dresden, Germany neo-folk project DARKWOOD “The Sixth Night” from the new album “Twilight Garden” on Tesco Organisation
  • Santiago, Chile darkwave/gothgaze/funeral wave solo project Dead Serpent “Memento Mori”                           

Photo by Oana Stoian (nairafee)