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”!
German act XPQ-21’s latest single is a stunning electro-industrial anthem with spotless production and sound; A post-apocalyptic opus “about the near future. Wearing masks has become the norm, we move with them as a matter of course.”
Wolverhampton based post-punk outfit Baudelaire return in top form with their 2nd single ‘Lethe’, genuinely produced by the acclaimed Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Robert Plant, Palo Nutini), and themes of excess, misanthropy, and self-destruction. A finely calibrated mixture of 80s new wave and current post punk sound and aesthetics…
Aggressive Soccer Moms’ ‘It’s Not Love’ is among their most melodic highlights, and heavily influenced by early-era The Cure… A lo-fi, new wave anthem for all the broken-hearted “creatures of the night”! Eternal!
The latest single from The New Division’s forthcoming full-length is a ravishing synth-pop/new wave gem like an atypical marriage between New Order, Depeche Mode and The Cure, inspired by the stock market’s ups and downs, and how that could play out in a violent way…
Sektion Tyrants is a post punk/synth-punk duo hailing from Vancouver, Canada, and their ‘Systematic Letdown’ is a stunning dark wave single, produced by Jason Corbett (ACTORS), in the best possible way… Old-school, nervy, dystopic and super catchy! Destined for the ultimate hit in the next “Batcave” party!
Working Men’s Club create music in the shadows… This is their ‘Isolation’ for the one of the best 80s revivalist ambassadors!
Straight from the Parisian u/g scene, Coal Black Perspective is a newly formed post punk/dark wave project and this is their 1st song…. There will be more in the near future… If there is one!
100% of sales of this double digital single will go to support Razom for Ukraine. Shoegaze-y post punk vibes with a good motive by Californian band Deadlights…