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”!

The Fashion Weak’s ‘Fly Fishing’ is the second single by John MOuse’s new project, featuring Miki Berenyi (Lush and Piroshka), and is a major-league, high-voltage new wave/synth-pop hybrid, you’ll definitely end up dancing! Ear-gasmic stuff!

Connecticut-based musicians Jayson Munro and George Moore formed Midnight Psychic a few months ago, and ‘String of Fate’ is their very first single, an authoritative post punk/dark wave/gothic rock smasher, featuring great vocals, a haunting bass line and a divine, highly memorable chorus. A superb start for the duo!

Brighton (UK) band Thrillhouse’s most recent single ‘Fatal Flaw’ is a highly emotive, new wave ear-candy, bring in mind the iconic band The Cure, and according to its cretors “is a little love letter to those who stick with you through the tough times“. A perfect warm-up for their debut album, hopefully dropping soon!

My Lesser Being is a Danish electronic rock act, and their 2022’s single ‘Electric Boy’ is a super sexy, kraut-y, electro/indietronica blend, that will bring the devoted listener in the best possible, trance state…. Yup, this one is ultra trippy as well!

OKO TYGRA’s ‘Better Without You’ is their second new single from the band’s upcoming EP, with an infectious melodic line, elusive vocals, ideally balancing new wave with indie/dream pop, and is highly proposed for fans of bands like Wild Nothing & Japanese Breakfast. Excellent!

Anarcho electro goth punk band Calling All Astronauts, recently gifted us with their stunning electro goth/industrial rock banger ‘Rapture’, which is “about Climate Change having gone too far so all that is left is to party at the end of the World“. Undeniably cool vision! 

American electro-punk-soul-folk-rock-disco project  Love Of Nations hits gold vein, with their 126-second, synth-post punk smasher which is utterly addictive, and destined for repeated listens.

‘Rivers on Rivers on Lakes’ is taken from LOI’s debut ‘Glorylands EP‘!

Finishing in an uplifting way, with the Montréal based indie pop duo Down With Space, and their bouncy, new wave, pop treasure ‘Nostalgia Knows Best’, about embracing the past and looking to the future

Christos Doukakis