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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – OCTOBER #41-22

  • Irish goth post-punk /cold wave /darkwave one-man music project of Nicholas Dagger, AKA Devoted Sinners “Everything I’ve Ever Loved Is Dead” from the upcoming debut “The Dangerous Obsession” EP

“Everything I’ve Ever Loved is Dead” states the forlorn gothic crooner in his second most atmospheric and epically resounding song, opening dark and dangerous doorways of rumbling bleak bass lines, and sinister reverberating glistening guitar melodies to swell and tremor around eerie, dramatic vocal layerings, to explore modern-day decay through the nostalgic lens of bygone pop icons.

  • Swiss cold wave /post-punk /techno /synth-pop solo project (AKA Karl Kave), Carlo Onda “Dark” single

The always pleasantly unpredictable Swiss moody musician digs into robotic, metronomic, propulsive, Kraftwerk-style electro leanings with syncopated low-end bounces combined with swelling gauzy pads along chiming and swirling synth hypnosis, to infuse desperate, arousing shadowy moods over heavily distressed vocals to channel feelings of urgency and surrender, from a cold darkened heart of hopeless desire.

  • Prague-based post-punk /new wave British duo A DULL SET “It Follows” new single

The British expat duo in Prague continue with confidence to weave romantic, melancholic Post-punk, reflecting the aesthetics of the most atmospheric and introspective 80s UK New Wave, subtly crossed by a decadent spleen. introduced by emotive piano keys a hypnotic drum machine drives effect-filled echoing guitar sparks that intertwine in poignant orbits with meandering shimmering lines, deep warbling bass pulses and airy synth swells to build an organic emotional frame to the commanding baritone broods, dropping beautiful poetic lyrics about a society gone awry at the hands of mistaken anxiety.

  • Nancy, France tribute project to the seminal British band Coil brought together by Stéphane Grégoire, This Immortal Coil “A White Rainbow” (feat. Shannon Wright, Christine Ott, Aho Ssan) from the upcoming second LP “The World Ended A Long Time Ago” on Ici d’Ailleurs
  • London, UK post-punk /darkwave /goth rock project of Fabio Hattock, COLUMBARIUM STATION “Boxes Floating In the Sea” (Horse and Hattock original)
  • Rome-based Post Punk /Coldwave /Darkwave solo project of Italian musician Marco Cattani (Halo Effect and The Mark), CHEMICAL WAVES “Eyes turn black (feat DEATH LOVES VERONICA)” from the album “II – Emotional Violence”
  • Finnish coldwave /darkwave musician, composer, lyricist and singer Suzi Nyberg, a.k.a. SUZI SABOTAGE “Oodi surulle” single on Out Of Line Music
  • San Francisco industrial /witch house /dark synthwave act NAMELESS TWIN “SINEW (LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH)” single
  • Baltimore based goth /metal /shoegaze /synthpop /noise rock trio Terence Hannum (of Locrian), Erica Burgner-Hannum, and Rob Savillo AKA The Holy Circle “True Hearts” from the upcoming album “Don’t Disturb My Waking Dream” on Deathbomb Arc
  • Cherepovets, Russia darkwave /post-punk band, Капитан Ненавидит Море ‘По этапу’ new single.
  • Phoenix, AZ goth /industrial /post-punk solo act TASSEL “Ruminate” from the EP “Steel Patch”
  • Richmond, VA Goth /Dark Electronics /Darkwave act, Petrified Entity “Voyeur” from the upcoming self-titled album
  • German Darkwave /Post-Punk duo URBANDONED. “Dead” from “Not Alive / Dead” [Single]
  • German new wave /synth pop /post-punk a one-man project from Buxtehude, Coloured Tears “You Can” from the EP “You Are The World”
  • Hobart, Tasmania wave /post-punk 4-piece Slag Queens – “Excuses” from the second album “Favours” on Rough Skies Records
  • Philadelphia‘s synthpop /synth-wave duo Korine – “Mt. Airy” from the upcoming LP “Tear” on Born Losers Records (US) and Avant! Records (EU)
  • Harlem, NY based post-punk /disco /synth-pop /new wave band led by Dylan Hundley (Metropolitan) & Pablo Martin (Tom Tom Club), AKA Lulu Lewis “Ready?” from the second album “Dyscopia”
  • Amsterdam-based electronic /post-punk /new wave /darkwave one-band man Grimdeluxe “Alone” single
  • Moscow, Russia minimal synth /darkwave solo project Minimal Unit “Effulgence” from the debut album “Safe Days”
  • Texan darkwave /post-punk /minimal synth /coldwave solo project of Houston based musician Bruce Courtney, aka THE STAVE CHURCH “Fractured” from the debut album “We Are The Machines”
  • 1979 founded, Kiel, Germany new wave /synth-pop /post-punk duo Tina Sanudakura and Andy Schwarz aka NO MORE “Sleepers And Trains” the second single from the upcoming album “Kissin’ In The Blue Dark”.
  • US EBM /industrial /dark electronic /darkwave project Davey Partains aka AEON RINGS “Slow Choke” from the album “Enemy” on Negative Gain Productions.
  • Dresden, Germany electro /synthpop duo ÄTNA “Won’t Stop (Perel Remix)” from the remix album “Remade By Desire” on The Uncanny Valley
  • Hungarian EBM /dark electro /synthpop project Post Analog Disorder “Enjoy The Noise” single
  • Russian synthpop /darkwave duo Pegasus Asteroid “Dark Blue Ice (Purple Fog Side Remix)” new single on skyQode
  • Tampa, FL dark synthwave /industrial /darkwave band Gulf Blvd “Mr. Brightside (The Killers Cover)” single.
  • Moscow, Russia industrial /EBM /synthwave /noise /darkwave /techno act FTSHSM ‘саматиха’ from the ‘саббат’ EP
  • Berlin-based darkwave duo NNHMN “Vampire 2” (version)
  • Paris-based coldwave /dark wave/synthwave duo of Hélène de Thoury & Amandine Stioui AKA Minuit Machine “Follower” from the upcoming album “24” on Synth Religion
  • Berlin/UK industrial techno /EBM new project of Sarin & Qual AKA General Dynamics “Interrogation Sequence” from the upcoming debut album “Weaponize Your Dreams” on X-MIG
  • Philadelphia‘s EBM /punk /noise /industrial /synth-rock act led by Daniel McCullough AKA Silver Walks “Eyes of Caligula (Choke Chain remix)” off “Eyes of Caligula” EP on Distortion Productions
  • Mid-90s Los Angeles based electro-industrial band Kevorkian Death Cycle “Empty Days” from “What You See Is Death” Split EP with Gencab via Negative Gain Productions
  • Zurich, Switzerland techno /electro /new wave /dark electronic producer and Relish label boss Robi Insinna, a.k.a. Headman “Not About” 2nd single from the upcoming Headman album on Relish
  • Greek EBM /dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor, Metal Disco “Burn The Flags” from “EBM Workout” EP
  • UK cold wave /post-punk /dark pop /electronic musician, producer and Her Majesty’s Ship Records head David Shaw, AKA Black Mental “You’re Almost Dead (Skelesys Remix)” from “I Need Rest” EP on Rotten City Files
  • London, UK goth /industrial /dark electro trio Martin King (Test Dept/ Pigface), Roberto Soave (Associates/ Presence) and Jared Louche (Chemlab/ Prude), AKA Dogtablet “Ashes” from “Ashes” EP on Distortion Productions
  • St. Louis, Missouri EBM /synth-punk duo Mark Plant and Spencer Bible, aka THE MALL “Deep Freeze” from the debut LP “Time Vehicle Earth”
  • Washington, DC dark alternative rock female vocal led act AMULET “Last Ditch (Stabbing Westward Remix)”
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma deathrock duo Mary Mortem & Jerm Reclusive AKA Witch Lover “I Cant Save You” from debut EP “In Patience”
  • Leeds, UK gothic rock project of Joel Heyes, AKA Byronic Sex & Exile “Vampire Guitars” from the new album “Grey Poison” on Goth City Records
  • Mexico City goth-wave /darkwave /post-punk band, Blood Dance – “Halloween” single.
  • Baltimore, Maryland gothic rock /industrial /post-punk band Killing Frost “Heresy” from the album “Well Enough Alone”
  • Mar del Plata, Argentina EBM /dark electro /synthpop /dark electronic band HIDDEN SOULS “I Was There… (Matt Hart Remix)” from the maxi single “I Was There…” on Echozone
  • Philadelphia/Seattle synth wave /synthpop duo Kent “Von” Hertzog and Rob Rowe aka VH x RR “Slipped” from the EP “On The Shoulders of Giants” on IMRecords
  • New Zealand 5-piece dark post-punk band from Christchurch, The Tacks “Fantasy” from the self-titled album on Dust Up! and Rockstar Records
  • Italian goth /post-punk band Other Voices “Old Dogs” from the new album “Under Control” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Brattleboro, Vermont post-punk /goth pop trio THUS LOVE “Anathema” from the debut LP “Memorial” on Captured Tracks.
  • Russian gothic /post-punk trio based in Moscow, Войлок [Voilok] – “Вечная ночь” from the EP “Вечная ночь”
  • Montreal, Quebec indie /surf rock /post-punk 4-piece Private Lives “All the Queen’s Men” from self-titled EP upcoming on Feel It Records
  • US goth /synth /post-punk solo project TWIN TEARS “All Loving” single.
  • 1982 founded Leeds, UK goth rock /new wave /post-punk band Skeletal Family “Cry Baby” single
  • Belfast-based Post-punk band The Funeral Rose “Torn Apart” 2-track single
  • Vienna, Austria-based cold wave /dark wave project of Mikhail Shlepin, AKA Скубут “R” single
  • Minneapolis-based indie /post-punk project led by Peruvian artist Luis Mauricio Málaga Fuenzalida, AKA JOAO “Sin Querer” 2nd single 
  • Mid 90s formed Kalmar, Sweden goth /shoegaze /post-punk band LOOM “Fake” single
  • Boulazac, France post-punk / coldwave solo project, Without Emotion “Valse Macabre”
  • New Zealand four-piece Post-punk band from AucklandSoft Bait “Plot Points” third single from the upcoming album “Plot Points”                                                                                                                                   
  • Mexico City no wave /indie rock /post-punk duo Nada “Noche” from the upcoming album “Fin” on Registros El Derrumbe
  • Minsk, Belarus based post-punk band Nürnberg “Mora” (Acoustic)
  • Belgian retro-wave /synthwave act from Brussels, Analog 80 “Unschärfebereich” monthly single from the upcoming “ATOMIUM” album (2022)
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK indie /synth pop /new wave/electronic solo project, SI FARRIER “The Him – First Draft” (New Order Cover)

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