- 02 Apr 2020
- Coldwave, Darkwave, Dream Pop, New Music, Post Punk, Post Rock, Shoegaze, Soundscape
Currently kickstart proceedings in our New Post Punk Darkwave Coldwave Shoegaze and Post Rock related playlist on Spotify with four darkwave related tunes. These impressive specimens from the emanating from veteranHamburg based duo Deniz Çiçek & Robert Heitmann aka Kraków Loves Adana, Berlin based Australian artist Alison Lewis aka Zanias, the Mexico City based Ecuadorian quintet Sexores & Bordeaux-based producer Sebastien Carl aka Hørd. Joining them is English left field electronic and synth/darkwave artist Thomas Barnwell aka Picture One.
Powerful, melodic jazzy post rock from L.A outfit Whale Fall precedes prog influenced and cinematic post rock Hyderabad guitarist Arka Sengupta’s Home Brewed Universe and Oakland’s Trevor Humphrey aka Deer Park Ranger respectively before recent album of the week artists, the Japanese post rock quartet downy inject the genre with some withering rhythmic mathematics.
Two indie supergroups of sorts feature. There’s Kidbug, the grungy shoegaze pop project of Marina Tadic (Eerie Wanda) Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers) Bobb Bruno (Best Coast) and Thor Harris (Swans) and the synth based post punk inspired Bizou, belonging to Mina Prietto (Wax Idols), Josiah Mazzaschi & Nicki Nevlin (Light FM), Nicole Fiorentino (Cold and Lovely, Veruca Salt) and Erin Tidwell (Tennis System, Jennie Vee).
There’s slowcore inspired shoegaze from LA-based Gold Cage, the dream pop variety of same from Beach Vacation and Finland’s Mumrunner before pop focused post punk arrives albeit in different guises from Pamplona quartet Melenas, Chicago’s Cafe Racer, Bristol outfit Stay Lunar with the dreamy contribution from Bathe Alone, the protect of Atlanta multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone.
The shoegaze goodness continues from ethereal Moscow outfit Peach Gardens and Portland trio Candace before some angular lo-fi pop from Swede Erik Holger plays ahead of the post punk drama of Milanese duo Clone Culture and the cold wave Brussels duo Kinex Kinex.
The remaining tracks are the no wave/post rock jazz stylings of Skalpel, the warped shoegaze of Yogyakarta outfit Winona Dryver and the nostalgic post punk of Torquay quintet Tourists.
That leaves the previous week’s tracks from Fearing, Pozi, Primo! and Deeper.