Post Punk

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The Sea At Midnight – Afterglow

It’s the mid-1980’s in The Sea At Midnight’s World. Musically sounding like New Order drafting Robert Smith into their line up to replace Barney on guitar whilst drawing in some goth rock influences around both words and vocals this Los Angeles based act have made another accessible and enjoyable track. Post-punk with a poppy and … Continue reading

Nevver – Nada Me Importa

Elefant Records connected a previous release of Nevvers to Felt’s Primitive Painters. For the blurb surrounding Nada Me Importa (Nothing Matters) the label connects them, when mentioning the track’s melody, to the likes of The Cure and New Order. I cannot hear the former but there is certainly more than a hint of the latter’s … Continue reading

The Wake – Hammer Hall

American post-punk outfit The Wake are set to release their first album in twenty-five years on October 30th 2020. Titled Perfumes and Fripperies it features ten tracks and will be released via Blaylox Records on CD and digital formats. The album is preceded with the track Hammer Hall which sounds like it was recorded over … Continue reading

A Tuesday Trio

DAODA – Through the Veil I have not heard New York’s DAODA for a couple of years now. I am not sure how I missed last year’s Swimming single but have rectified that on the new one Through the Veil. I am not sure where the jazz-funk/industrial fusion has come from mind. Only jesting. DADOA … Continue reading

A Zu La – S​/T

The latest release in the Shiny Happy Records is the self-titled debut release from A Zu La. A Zu La is one Guntur Tores who also plays in hardcore bands Veisalogia and Total Struggle as well as providing the artwork for the labels recent Asian Pop Heaven compilation.  However, hardcore this is not and for … Continue reading

Motorama – Today & Everyday

Russian band Motorama are set to release a new album later this year entitled Before The Road. If the album is as half as good as the new single that has just been lifted from it then we are in for a treat. Today & Everyday is a melodic song which mixes retro pop and … Continue reading

Liiek – 7″

German band Liiek follow April’s excellent self titled debut album with a brand new 7″ single. Sounding like a cross between the guitars of the Fire Engines and the voice of Keith Curtis from A Witness the band deliver three punchy post-punk tracks. As the drums drive the songs forward the guitars are cutting, edgy … Continue reading

Cover Me Three……

Vision Video – Agent Orange The new track from Vision Video is a cover of the short-lived London based post-punk band Ski Patrol’s Agent Orange. The song was originally released in 1980 and became Ski Patrol’s best-known song. The pulsating bass line is not so prominent on the cover but is a fine effort none … Continue reading

Blind Delon – Cigarette

Cigarette is taken from the forthcoming album Chimères by French band Blind Delon. It’s an atmospheric slab of danceable coldwave with melodic bass and dark vocals. Chimères will be jointly released via Manic Depression (Digipack CD & Digital formats) and Icy Cold Records (CD & Digital formats) Facebook

Kiyoaki Iwamoto – SOUGI​+

Japanese label EM Records are reissuing Kiyoaki Iwamoto’s rearranged version of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart. Originally recorded in 1983 and released on the now very rare Sougi single the label is reissuing the track as part of the SOUGI​+ release. The reissue includes other tracks from the original 7″ as well as … Continue reading

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