In October 2015 I had the pleasure to visit a concert by American post-punk prodigy Luis Vasquez AKA The Soft Moon. I cannot recall a more powerful live experience. When he finally played ‘Far’ it was pure musical delight. This guy is the future of post-punk!
Cigarettes After Sex – the name says it all. The newest single ‘Affection’ by New York’s music collective is, indeed, suitable as a soundtrack for the afterglow of a lovely evening.
Through endurance, creativity and skill Brazilian band Escarlatina Obsessiva earned their well-deserved place in the Latin-American post-punk movement. Their new record Drusba is at least as good as its excellent predecessor The Organ Grinder Songs.
A combination of shoegaze, post-punk and noise rock forms the framework for the music of A Place to Bury Strangers, as can be witnessed on their 2015 release ‘Supermaster’.
If you think Prinzhorn Dancing School sound like the The XX, you are very much in the right direction, as they both master the minimalist approach equally well.
Palace Winter is the symbiosis of Australian singer-songwriter Carl Coleman and Danish producer and pianist Caspar Hesselager. ‘New Ghost’ on this year’s release Medication showcases how wonderfully they function together.
DRUNkEN C, the one-woman-project by Cecile Raynaud, returned in 2015 with a new EP. Crazy as ever. Good as ever.
Depersonalisation, the first full-length album by post-punk band Nite Fields from Brisbane, should bring them some well-deserved international recognition.
The Grinding Ear is an excellent post-rock group from Beijing, China. This song is tremendous! Nothing more to add.
With their second album The Rifts Swedish post-rockers A Swarm of the Sun flood the ears with drones and guitars again.
Only a few more hours remain until we welcome a new year. The only thing that is left to say is to wish you all the best in 2016. Till we meet again!
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