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”!

Christian Black’s latest single ‘Open Wide’ is an authoritative blend of post punk and dark rock with passionate vocals, and engaging melodies, ideal for fans of early-era Interpol & Editors….

Mr Ad Infinitum comes from Norwich, and ‘Location TBA’ is an unapolegetic 80s treasure about uncertainty & the dystopic future and security in our own home. Twisted, dark synth work, superb, cool vocals, and 80s u/g ethos, that friends of 80s underdogs Makaton Chat & 3 Teens Kill 4 should embrace….

WITXHES unleash tons of abrasive, post punk energy with their stunning dynamite ‘A Part Ache’… With a distinctive punk ethos they are bold enough to add some addictive noise to the sauce, so this track is already in our 2022’s favourites!

Guadalajara-based  Mufti’s ‘Replicate’ is an outstanding amalgam of synthwave and goth-pop, destined for endless dancing in the best “Batcave” parties….

West Wickhams (Jon Othello and Elle Flores) latest single ‘This Circus Is Over’ is  superb sample of melancholic post punk, like The Cure are jamming with Joy Division. Accompanied by a super cool b&w visualizer, and taking into account that this duo’s influences contain Whitby Abbey, Pipe Organs, Flowers, Polka Dot Cats, Dark Punk, Gothic Novels and Rock n Roll Autobiographies, Castles, Abstract Painting, Euphoria, Mist, Autumn, Halloween, Optical Illusions, Edgar Allan Poe and Andy Warhol, we end up that we have to do with an extremely special case. And their music comes first!

CRYWOLVES’ “rebirth” after a 2-year hibernation period is marked with the release of their double A-sided single ‘Blank Wine / Such a Pity‘…  We chose ‘Blank Wine’ that strikes the listener right from the start with its dark energy, diy ethos and 80s aesthetics… Gothic rock, post punk and modern indie rock are greatly mixed in this one!

EXIIT’s ‘Aaaaahhhhh’ is like an atypical mix of legendary Swiss act Yello, with ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman‘-era Underworld…If you love George A. Romero, make sure you also watch the video!

Finishing with dark electro outfit AUS!Funkt and their debut album’s title track, a compelling mix of dark wave, electro and at punk with an addictive bassline and great double vocals!

Christos Doukakis