Witterings from an old indie kid
A post-punk mix featuring some of my most listened too post-punk tracks from the past few months. It primarily covers gothic rock and coldwave but also includes some other nuggets in between.
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Automatic – Calling It
Calling It has thumping bass dominated groove with single tone, almost spoken, vocals that herald the arrival of the unclear synth sound.
New Today – Snatch
Taken from the recent New Today EP.
Magnified Desire – Dead Flowers
Australians Magnified Desire deliver two excellent synth-pop tracks that hark back to the early 1980s. The haunted, echoing vocals are a vivid reminder of that era….
Grey Gallows – Nothing Will Remain
Excellent post-punk from this Greek Darkwave band.
Suffering For Kisses – Culture
Their music, well one Tony D’Oporto’s, is Gothic tinged post-punk driven by both guitars and synths. The vocal style is deadpan, almost spoken whilst the words are despairing, dejected.
Echoberyl – Dark Embrace Me
Dark Embrace Me mixes the classic early New Order guitar sound with coldwave to devastating effect.
Kill Shelter ft. Antipole & Delphine Coma – In Decay
Gothic rock at it’s finest.
Scary Black – Icarus
The early New Order guitar sound that is used sparingly gets the song extra points but if the Truth (see what I did there?) be told it’s just the icing on the cake for another excellent track……
Trit95 – New Surroundings
Like its predecessor it’s like listening to a forgotten coldwave gem from the 1980s on Les Disques du Crépuscule….
Astari Nite – Dearly Beloved
The latest track from the band.
Echoscope – Crisis of Faith
Whilst I could chuck the usual suspects at you for comparisons sake I suggest that you go straight for the jugular and give songs such as Left Behind and Crisis Of Faith a listen and then ask yourself the question “have you heard a better gothic-rock debut this year?” I thought not!
Schadenfreude – Genug
The music is driven by guitars and samplers and owes plenty to the likes of Joy Division and their peers none more so than on Genug.
The Vacant Lots – Bells
Stunning lead track from the recently released No Exit EP.
DILK – Graveyard Orbit
and if the darker side of synth pop is your thing – check out Graveyard Orbit – then DILK could well be your favourite new band.
Consejo – Orquidea
Orquídea is quite possibly their best track yet as the vocals glide effortlessly over the dark, Gothic tinged guitars and synths.
The Dreams Never End – Cor da Alma
….but the driving synths beats of the track well and truly hit the aural spot.
Mannequin – Lines
It’s Lines however that piques my interest. Electronic beats complete with a catchy vocal performance suggest its headed straight down to the post-punk dance-floor…….
Twin Tribes – Heart & Feather
The first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album Ceremony.