The second part of the catch up focuses on post-punk releases that have been previously consigned to my bookmarks!
Italian (I think) outfit Broken Up release their debut album Soul Victim next month. I have enjoyed the two singles to date in the shape of the title track and Long Long Long. The band mixes darkwave, ethereal and synthpop in their sound and mighty fine it it is too especially the Peter Hook style basslines. The album will be released by Wave Records in vinyl, CD and digital formats. You can pre-order it from here.
If goth tinged music is your thing – it certainly is mine as I get older! – then the latest single from Astari Nite should be right up your street. It’s called Capulet Loves Montague and sweeps all before it in it’s Gothic splendour. Get it from here.
I have been enjoying the work of Tony D’Oporto aka Suffering For Kisses this past year. His latest release Some Hurt More Than Others compiles some of his previous singles such as Culture and Invictus. The music is dark and the deadpan vocals may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s done with well and I like the spoken word/storytelling style. Grab it for free from here.
The debut release from Lovers Guilt, which is titled A Trace of Light, features four synth driven tracks that combine coldwave, electronica and synthpop to great effect. The driving and dancefloor heading Moon Lit Room is my pick of the bunch here and I look forward to what Brian Vega, the man behind this project, does next. Oh, is it me or is Something More To Come darkwave’s take on A-ha’s Take On Me? Get it from here.
Despite going for years Anders Manga is a new name on me – well there’s always one! His latest album is entitled Andromeda and features gloomy goth tinged electronica that would make the ideal soundtrack for a night in a dark room. It’s the goth club sounds of Night of the Witch and Breathless that stand out for me. I am not sure if Andromeda is typical of his output and judging by his back catalogue I have plenty of opportunities to find out! Get it from here on a pay what you want basis.
Quebec City based Palissade have, in my mind, that classic post-punk sound that draws influences from the likes of Joy Division and The Cure to name but a few. They release their debut self titled album at the end of the month and there are two tracks available for previewing including M’Éloigner. It’s being released on vinyl and digital formats and you can pre-order it from here.
Norwegian post-punk band Mayflower Madame release their new album Prepared for a Nightmare in March. Vultures is currently the only track available for preview at time of writing and again it possess that classic post-punk/darkwave guitar sound. It’s being jointly released in a range of formats by Little Cloud Records, Only Lovers Records and Icy Cold Records