8 recent gems from the dark spectrum, from dark wave to cold wave and from minimal synth to post punk, and everything in between as long as its “bleak”. Essential for every “creature of the night”!

PERSONA 749’S ‘Oh Honey’ is a nervy post punk/indie dance hybrid with fiery rhythm, killer bass lines, and addictive hooks in the vein of great Bloc Party!

Melbourne duo, -Rebecca Maher (Spotting/ Vampire) and Gus Kenny (Spotting/ Polish)-,  Syzygy’s latest single ‘Justice or Mercy’ is a great taster for their  upcoming album ‘ANCHOR & ADJUST’ out later this year, an excellent dark wave/synth-pop ear-candy like Linea Aspera jammed in the same studio with 80s-era Human League…

Dutch band Birmingham Electric’s ‘Wall Of Fire (Mark Reeder’s Fired Up Edit)’ is their debut single taken from the debut album ‘Communication’ (available December 2); A timeless synth-pop treasure with ear-melting melodies and touching vocals!

‘waste some time’ is the debut single off Australian outfit Prudence’s debut full-length ‘Negatives’, due out on August 26th… An excellent, abstract lo-fi rock & post punk, no wave hybrid, with unreal structure!

A Swedish expatriate enjoying life in Central America, and unleashes music with the Agenda 109 moniker, goes ‘Off Limits’ with the edgy post punk dynamite and just cannot resist!

Regan Meredith – Vocals, Matthew Witherstone – Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica and Vocals, and Sean Davies – Bass and Vocals are The Crawling Eye, and ‘Music is a Colour’ is the great 2nd single  off ‘The Return of The Crawling Eye’ album; A compelling dark rock song with new wave influence and well-balanced vocals! 

Sex Park’s ‘Without Reserve’ is a super cathcy synth-pop/post punk mixture with uplifint synths and jangly guitars grounded by Daniel Blumenthal’s captivating vocals.

Finishing with the Canadian group Mononegatives, and their fierce, ultra noisy post punk banger ‘Second Self’, out on the always reliable Dowd Records!

Christos Doukakis