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Something For The Weekend? Three (More) Post-Punk

This weeks pack of three concentrates on three new or recent post-punk releases. The City Gates – Siegfried 1969 Montreal post-punk band The City Gates have released their new single Siegfried 1969. It’s a pulsating and addictive coldwave/gothic rock song. I was a bit confused as to why they were singing in German rather than … Continue reading

The Sunday Post-Punk Session

The Dreams Never End are from Lisbon and this song was originally recorded for the Polis Noire compilation by Portuguese label Z22 which, not for the want of trying, I cannot find anywhere. Vai is a slice of synthpop that edges further into darker territory as the song progresses with some swirling, haunting keyboard sounds … Continue reading

The Bank Holiday Session

The late May bank holiday listening session is primarily synthpop and coldwave. Surely even the “indiest” indie kid needs some coldwave and synth-pop in their lives….. Personal Touch – Egami The label of Australian two-piece Personal Touch writes that they draw “heavily on influences from new wave and post-punk”. The four tracks may initially sound … Continue reading

Mo Dotti – Inverted Skies

The new single from Los Angeles based Mo Dotti is a dreamy shoegaze song but with forsaken words. The vocals seems sad and lonely as they blend with the fitful but sometimes wavering guitars. It’s hard not to sigh with the feelings of desolation the song brings. Mesmermising. Facebook

Post-Punk Sunday

The new single from Cold Cave is a cover of Absolute Body Control‘s Waving Hands. It stays faithful to the original although sounding darker and denser. Get it from here whilst the original version is available here. Warsaw Pact have released an album of demos called, erm Demos (2016-2109). The release includes two previously unheard … Continue reading

Post-Punk Saturday

Siberian based Goden Do have released their debut single in the shape of Номер Один (Number One). It’s a lively coldwave number in which synths and the deadpan, almost spoken words that are synonymous with the genre work well together. It’s backed with a cover of Понедельник originally by ПОСТная херня, which after tracking it … Continue reading

The Post (Punk) Ear Infection Catch Up Post #3

Quite a lot of post-punk has been bookmarked this year without too much of a mention on these pages. Time to rectify that. Das Funus come from one of my favourite cities (Prague) and they released two tracks in February. These are their first recordings for a few years. The band’s sound is darkwave with … Continue reading

Midweek Catch Up

Australian indiepop outfit Egoism have a new single out. Titled You You it’s about “someone in my life causing me a lot of pain and I wrote this when I was finally trying to get away”. Despite the pain it’s catchy and, empathy aside, I wish some break ups in my life had been as … Continue reading

Midweek Catch Up #2 Post-Punk

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 … Continue reading

Flowerbed – Blame

Following on from last years excellent self titled debut EP Texan dream-pop band Flowerbed deliver another fine tune in the shape of Blame. Whilst not as ethereal sounding as the aforementioned release the band temper the noise so that the hushed voice of Bailo Biggs can be heard as it threads it’s way through the … Continue reading