Posts Tagged ‘New Wave’

Kordan

Kordan

Influenced by the guitar drones of shoegazers Ride, Swervedriver, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, along with the propulsive, post-punk rhythms and synths of Joy Division, Kordan create lush textures, pulsating beats, and somber melodies.

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Detachments

Detachments

Taking their musical cues from early ’80s minimal wave along with bands such as Fad Gadget, Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League, Joy Division, and New Order, Detachments create bleak soundscapes built around throbbing electronic grooves.

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Contre Jour

Contre Jour

Influenced by the likes of The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, and Depeche Mode, Contre Jour is a coldwave quartet from Nice, France, who produce a compelling mix of melodic new wave and gloomy, claustrophobic post-punk.

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White Apple Tree

White Apple Tree

With lush ambient guitars, blasting dance beats, quirky synths, vocal melodies, and influences ranging from Joy Division and Tears For Fears to The Knife and Interpol, White Apple Tree have created a unique and refreshing take on modern post-punk and synth-rock music.

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The Wars

The Wars

The Wars effectively combine sweeping guitar sounds and droning over-driven basslines with stentorian booms and nihilistic lyrics in a unique way that is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, especially if you belong to the gloom-laden army of Interpol or Editors fans.

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teenagersintokyo

Teenagersintokyo

teenagersintokyo take their cues not from their supposed contemporaries, but from the storied history of ’80s post-punk and new wave artists such as Siouxsie & The Banshees, Fleetwood Mac, Tears for Fears, Kraftwerk, and Talking Heads.

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Mirrors

Mirrors

Mirrors seem to have arrived straight from 1982; their synth laden brand of pop-noir sounds like the bastard child of O.M.D. and Depeche Mode. Add some Kraftwerk, Blancmange, New Order and early Human League to the mix and you get the idea.

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The Delta Fiasco

The Delta Fiasco

Melting avant-garde rock with new wave, The Delta Fiasco have created a “happening” of dizzying originality, a euphorically dark marriage of European electronica and guitars. Although cited as “Interpol meets The Faint by way of the DFA” they will also appeal to fans of Ladytron, IAMX, and NIN.

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Customs

Customs

Influenced by bands like The House of Love, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Sound, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and Cocteau Twins, Customs’ edgy post-punk riffs and baritone vocals put them in the same league as Interpol and Editors.

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Me My Head

Me My Head

Named after a rather obscure Gary Numan track, Me My Head fuse brooding post-punk doom with a Cure-esque pop foundation that echoes elements of new wave romantics.

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