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

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips #47

Nádia Maria


  • Russian no wave/post-punk band from Kaliningrad, BLIND SEAGULL “Human Being” from the new album “Nails” on Detriti Records

I’m always delighted to hear something new from Kaliningrad finest, even if you could always presume what to expect, the band constantly show a slightly new evolution in the production and songwriting quality that you didn’t notice at first, but has invariably its own meaning, this time it’s a new jittery electronic twist and, if possible, even more urgency and energy, and more importantly, a ton of great songs. Highly recommended through the unmistakable Detriti Label.

  • Moscow-based electronic synth-pop/dream pop /post-punk/new wave project of Dmitry Gruber, Galatée “Ils” [100th Anniversary Single] on his label Hjördis-Britt Åström

100th Anniversary celebrative single for the main project of the recently Moscow based prolific multi-instrumentalist /composer Dimitry Gruber. Someone could consider his formula a little too repetitive, but his elegant and understated ethereal synthpop meets new wave sound with French female spoken vocals (different singers have come and gone over the years, the last one is Vasilisa Vshivkova), whilst shows a sophisticated sense of production and a strong accent on the aesthetic quality, is its subtle and relentless nostalgic, and wistful charm to stand out, wishing us further 100 releases to celebrate.

  • Liverpool, UK based dream pop/new wave /post-punk /synthwave trio, Double Echo “Automatic Doors” from Double Echo’s forthcoming 4th album “Burning In Blue” out 19th December on Icy Cold Records

The Liverpool-based band have always had a remarkable ability in refining and updating the best stylistic nuances of the heydays of UK goth-tinged new wave and post-punk, on his fourth LP, judging from the early previews, the band’s elegant, ethereal and introspective dark sound doesn’t seem to know tiredness but, on the contrary, weave spellbinding dark atmospheres that effortlessly move between acoustic and electric, always able to build an imaginary bridge between past, present, and future in the name of a glorious sound that still continues to find its ‘raison d’etre’.

  • ’80s Dutch experimental/art-punk electro pioneers fronted by vocalist Wally van Middendorp, Minny Pops “Slow Car Fast Car” on Blowpipe
  • Los Angeles/Normandy post-punk/psychedelic/ethereal quartet DELEYAMAN “Deer on the Run” from upcoming “Sentinel” album on TTO Records / Sonic Rendezvous.
  • Greek dark dream pop/electro-pop outfit lead by Marva Voulgari, aka Marva Von Theo “Embrace This Madness” is the first single from Marva Von Theo’s upcoming second Album “Afterglow”
  • Kyiv, Ukraine electronic/darkwave artist ТУЧА [Tucha] “2036” from the debut EP “ЗЛО”
  • Paris, France new wave/ synth-pop/ cold pop duo C É R É M O N I E “Légende” new single
  • New Jersey‘s Dark Surf/Post-Punk duo THE PAINTERS “No Care” new single
  • West Midlands based jazz goth post-punk cinematic ensemble The Taboo Club “I Wish There Was A Way” third single
  • Brooklyn, NYC post-punk band (featuring members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops), SAVAK “Bird Tracks In The Snow” from tthe EP “Mirror Maker” on Ernest Jenning Record Co.
  • Los Angeles “Paisley Goth” trio SHIT GIVER “Meaningless” from new 2-track single “Meaningless/Transition”
  • Palmerston North, New Zealand post-rock/noise rock/post punk trio FIRST MOVE “One Hundred Percent” title track from the new EP
  • Boston, MA goth rock/post-punk/darkwave/sadcore solo project of songwriter Joe Dury, SECTION 12 “Qualified” from “Sins of Omission” third compilation album of studio outtakes
  • Barcelona minimal post-punk duo ALGARA “Enamorados Del Control Total” title track from the upcoming 7″ EP on LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS
  • French experimental/post-punk/coldwave project of Yannick Rault (Triple Sun), Closed Mouth “No sense” from the album “Unreleased Demo 2018 -2019”
  • Kyiv, Ukraine ethnic/coldwave/post-punk solo project MORWAN ‘Хальда’ from the new EP ‘Убила могила’
  • Lille, France post-punk/darl punk band CHIAROSCURO “Une autre histoire” from debut S/T EP on DON’T TRUST THE HYPE recordz
  • Catalan darkwave/post-punk solo project MY SANTIS “In my craft or sullen art”                                                 
  • Pachuca, Mexico anarcho punk/post-punk quartet K.R.I.U.F. “Mass extinction” from “The Mother We Share” EP
  • Berlin industrial/avantgarde/noise/post-punk/electronic 4-piece GEWALT “Deutsch” from the 7″ EP “Deutsch / Nichts in mir ist einer Liebe wert”
  • Kaiserslautern, Germany goth/darkwave/coldwave/electronic duo Machines à Sous “Virtual Visors” from the LP “Divinity Fell Silent”
  • Russian new wave/post-punk/coldwave band from Tomsk, Звёзды [Zvezdy] ‘Тайные Тропы / Secret Trails’ from the 4th album ‘Мистический Альбом’ on Sierpien Records
  • Swedish synth electronic/EBM musician from Ljungby, The Ironic Sweden “Alive” from the EP “Pictures”
  • London, UK dark minimal synth electronic music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “The Circle Is Broken” from the new album “The New Brutalism, Part Two”
  • Bay Area post-punk /dream pop/synthpop project of Grass Widow bassist Hannah Lew with Kyle King, Sean Monaghan, and Luciano Talpini Aita, aka COLD BEAT “Flat Earth” new single on via DFA
  • Italian darkwave/coldwave duo born in 2018 in Cecina (Livorno), formed by Saverio Tonarini and Daniele Castellani, ELICRISO “Ultimo Respiro” from debut mini-album “Illusioni Distorte”.
  • Athens, Greece dark electronic/coldwave duo ENDOSCOPE “The whispers of blood” debut single
  • Spanish electronic /synthwave /dark synth project from Barcelona, INTERSIGNO “Insane” (demo)               
  • Bogotá, Colombia coldwave / minimal synth solo project Ferdinand Cärclash “Muda Telepática” off of new EP ” Sin ✝”                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Besançon, France new wave/synth-pop trio ICI DIX-SEPT “Les Ondes” from the second EP “II”
  • San Diego County, CA post-punk/darkwave/coldwave duo Mannequin “From A Distance” title track from upcoming cassette album out January 2020 on Sentimental.
  • Russian post-punk/coldwave/synthpop solo project from Moscow, COLD CALLING [Холодный звонок] – ‘Плач’ new single
  • Berlin-based experimental/electronic/dark ambient/post-industrial/darkwave project by Warsaw‘s duo Lee and Michal Laudarg aka NNHMN [Non-Human Persons] “Shadow in the Dark” from new album ✣Shadow in the Dark✣ via their own k-dreams records
  • Los Angeles‘ dark electronic/electro-punk/EBM/audio/visual solo project of Sextile‘s Brady Keehn, aka Panther Modern “Ask Yourself” new single
  • French minimal/industrial/electro project from A// (aka Le Syndicat Electronique), founder of the labels Hiératique and Invasion Planète Recordings, aka De Sang Froid “De Sang Froid” from the album Vox Dei” on Mannequin Records
  • Artificial Control  “Silent Face” off of the remastered vinyl edition (plus 5 bonus tracks) of Swedish cassette compilation released in 1986 on Neuköln label, “Orgelvärk – En Stadig Samling Svensk Synthmusik” on Minimal Wave
  • Greek dark minimal project from Athens, DAS NOIR “B-City (Fringe Society ‘Burn The Leader’)” [Exclusive Remix] from V/A “ZEITGEIST VOL. 12” compilation via COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Brisbane, Australia post-punk duo Pleasure Symbols ‘Endless (Multiple Man Remix)’ opening track from Pleasure Symbols’ 2019 release ‘Closer and Closer Apart’ (Avant! Records)
  • Dark electronic /synthwave /black metal/death wave act NEO-SATAN “Blessings Of The Blashemous Slut” taken from the upcoming album “Black Metal Witchcraft” on Werkstatt Recordings
  • Paris-based industrial/EBM/synth-punk/electronic duo NULL SPLIT “The Lonely” from the new EP “Down With”
  • Mexican darkwave/post-punk project of Javi Maldonado, aka NACROMATIC “Too Dark” new single
  • Paris-based, Manchester bred psych/new wave/synthpop project (aka Siskid, Animal Machine, and Blackstrobe collaborator), David Shaw and The Beat “Please Please Please” new single on his own Her Majesty’s Ship                                                                                                                                                         
  • Los Angeles synth wave/synthpop/new wave duo More Ephemerol “Cult Classics” new single on Blank City Records                                                                                                                                                                     
  • California‘s coldwave/darkwave/post-punk solo project ACCUMORTIS “Avem Amicis” taken from the debut full-length album, “Deathwave” out now on Nowhere Now Records
  • Los Angeles‘ post-punk /electro-punk solo project by former Cinema Strange and The Wraith member Colin Ambulance aka BITE MARX “Position 96” the second track from the upcoming album, “Deleted Scenes” due February 2020 on Plain Disguise Records.
  • French coldwave/post-punk outfit Allein in der Badewanne “Garten”
  • Hamburg, Germany Post-punk/Minimal Wave/Cold Wave duo VIRGIN TEARS “Amazing Paradise” from V/A “Other Voices vol.1” cassette compilation via Barcelona’s Other Voices webzine
  • Brazilian post-punk/darkwave trio from Fortaleza, ANUM PRETO “Inferno Interno” new single
  • Cincinnati electro punk/no wave/post-punk band THE SERFS “Beauty Contest” from the upcoming vinyl album “Sounds of Serfdom” on Detriti Records
  • Italian synth-punk/noise/post-punk outfit Hallelujah! “Your Duck” from the upcoming album “Wanna Dance”on Maple Death Records
  • Brussels, Belgium post-punk/new wave 5-piece NORFOWL “Kate” from debut S/T EP
  • Toulouse, France new grunge/new wave/coldwave/post-punk solo project PARKING DANCE “Sober Cinema” from upcoming LP “What’s More” on Icy Cold Records
  • L.A. based darkwave /gothic rock/post-punk/neo-folk project of Eduardo Mora, aka EDO “Immortality”       
  • Copenhagen, Denmark industrial noise project of Isak Hansen, aka IRON SIGHT “Devils Deadly Stare” from the cassette album “Chapter Two, The Broken Son” out now on Strange Therapy

Laura Makabresku