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”!

Formed in Rhondda, Wales, Dead End Disco’s ‘Mar De Caras’ is an authoritative song, that sound like an atypical mixture of ‘The Point At Which It Falls Apart’-era Mesh with mid 90s Nine Inch Nails. 

Washington DC’s Tired All The Time’s ‘Regrets’ is a bitter, new wave anthem “about the personal psychic consequences of broader economic shifts since the 1970s“. Melodic, with impeccable syth work, and addictive, melancholic vibes…..

Newly formed, French project Distance H, recently released the anthemic single ‘Waters of woe’, produced in collaboration with Marita Volodina from Stridulum, which is a highly atmospheric blend of dark wave with shoegaze. Eerie & cathartic sonic experience…

If you like 80s synth-pop and acts like Erasure, then you shouldn’t miss French Singer/ songwriter/ producer/ multi-instrumentalist  Lee Pierre’s gorgeous song ‘Connection (time is short)’. Sweet vocals, and 80s nostalgia will make you search for that old, rusty video-player in the attic!  

suffer fools ‘what kind of mania’ is an one of a kind, genre-bending gem, which brings together multiple genres – darkwave, boom bap, r&b, trap, and shoegaze…. Gritty, but utterly melodic!

Brisbane/Meanjin’s Dream Dali genuinely direct their dreamy darkwave energy into their new alt-rock single, ‘Wandering’, ahead of their debut album ‘Letters From The Light’ set to drop on October 28. Great stuff!

New York City’s X: THC combine the best elements of noir indie rock, with bleak, post punk aesthetics, and ‘Happie Days’ brought in mind iconic band Suede’s early days…. But, like jamming in the same studio with New Order!

Finishing with the Brooklyn-based experimental disco-punk outfit TVOD, and their explosive synth-punk single ‘Alien’, an absolute,  jangly, intergalactic ripper!

Christos Doukakis