Twin Tribes – Portal to the Void

Bands often write their own bios on Spotify, so perhaps surprising that Twin Tribes brothers Luis Navarro (Vox/Guitar/Synth) and Joel Niño Jr. (Bass/Synth) have simply written, “Dark melodic sounds, synthesizers, lyrics about the undead, the occult and parallel universes.” Straightforward and direct, especially the part about the occult, as they have at least one video that is made to seem like a kidnapping/snuff film (awesome … Continue reading Twin Tribes – Portal to the Void

Lonely Walk – PGL (Pretty Good Looking)

Another exceptional band from Bordeaux, France, Lonely Walk has been kicking around since releasing a number of EPs to critical acclaim between 2010 and 2014 (VIHS, NGHTMR, and BORE) culminating in their full-album release of TEEN in 2015 containing said track “PGL“. Hypnotic fringe-punk with late-seventies sensibilities might be an apt description for this track portraying the teen-angst of an askance view of someone or … Continue reading Lonely Walk – PGL (Pretty Good Looking)

Ash Code – Betrayed

Post-punk, Italian-electro, darkwave staples Ash Code are Claudia with twin brothers Alessandro and Adriano, self-described as “dark ballads, deep and melancholic synths, noise and distortions, dances of death.” The band name being “Ash” in homage to their local volcano Mount Vesuvius, in Napoli, and “Code” to evoke something both indefinite yet existentialist. The song “Betrayed” seeming to relate the story of a spurned love forced … Continue reading Ash Code – Betrayed

Rezz & Grabbitz – Someone Else

Isabelle Rezazadeh, “Space Mom” AKA Rezz wows us in this her collaboration with Grabbitz (Nicholas Chiari). Stylishly-sneaky this track pulses with Reznor-like slinking bass and somewhat Beatlesque-layered harmonies that combine in dark-euphoric splendor over the chorus. Rezz has said her music starts with just “messing around” after which she finds a collaborator, in this case, producer/songwriter Grabbitz. The video was undone from its original form (due … Continue reading Rezz & Grabbitz – Someone Else

Molchat Doma – Zvezdy (Stars)

The Belarusian trio hailing from Minsk that is Molchat Doma (“Houses are Silent“) have been taking the post-punk community by storm over the last several years, culminating in this live three-song session released March of 2020 (MENT x ETEP). Notably, I’m more fond of the first two of these three songs and focusing on only the first, Zvezdy (Stars) which strikingly is a love song. … Continue reading Molchat Doma – Zvezdy (Stars)