Category Archives: Post Punk

Anima Triste – Anima Triste


by Nick Drivas


  1. Believe In Nothing
  2. All Of You
  3. Idiocracy
  4. Dirt
  5. Misery
  6. You Don’t Belong To The Stars
  7. The Last Days Of Our Youth
  8. Obliviate
  9. When Nightmares Are Most Alive
  10. Anima Triste

Release Date: October 2016

Click HERE for band page

Anima Triste are a darkwave post-punk band from Athens. They started out in 2014 and have been gigging around quite a bit. In October 2016 they managed to put out their debut album “Anima Triste“. By listening to their first full length effort you are confronted by their sheer force. What you get is a powerful outfit that has an immense sound. We’re talking about a band that has managed to put all their influences together and still keeping a fresh sound. The darkwave post-punk elements of their music, together with their dramatic theatrical flair, is what one can say is their trademark.

The opener “Believe In Nothing” features Mad Sad’s (vox) theatrical approach in the way he delivers the vocals. On “All Of You“, a track that can be considered a single since it has an official video made for it (see below), we start to get struck by Grego’s great guitar work. Here we see the band move in more coldwave areas which they adopt nicely into their sound. “Idiocracy” that follows is becoming something of a favorite. I was lucky to see them preform live in December when they were one of the supporting bands for the Garden Of Delight 25th Anniversary show. They blew the crowd away with a fantastic performance. They managed to deliver on stage the sound of the album perfectly, or on second thought, I think they managed to capture their live sound in the studio! The rhythm section, consisting of Jimmi C (drums) and Gus Black (bass) are a great duet together. Just right for an outfit that lurks in the darkwave post-punk genre. The brooding basslines in general really give the whole album its characteristic tone.

Tracks like “Dirt“, “You Don’t Belong To The Stars” and “The Last Days Of Our Youth” show a more punkier side of the band, whereas on slower tracks like “Misery” and “Obliviate” that feature Panos Tsekouras on theremin (giving an extra eerie feel to the atmosphere), we find the bands darker side. Melodic melancholy one can say, where you can hear loved elements from the past like those by the masters of the kind, The Cure, but delivered in a modern way sounding a bit like French coldwave band Soror Dolorosa. The album ends with “When Nightmares Are Most Alive” that sums up band’s sound climaxing with the eponymous “Anima Triste“. Thumping tribal drums, dark melodic guitar riffs and on the top of it all Mad Sad’s passionate vocal.

Its difficult nowadays to find a four piece guitar driven band that can offer something fresh at a time when anything post-punk has been revisited especially by those of a more minimal (synth driven) direction. Anima Triste manage this, and on record and on stage, with an album that seems to grow on you every time you listen to it.

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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Post Punk


New Zero God and DJ Cruel Britannia FREE DOWNLOAD


New Zero God and DJ Cruel Britannia came together to record a cover version of a late ’70’s track.

The Motors were a British pub rock/new wave band formed in 1977.

Their biggest success was “Airport”, a number 4 UK hit in 1978.

Follow the link below to grab a FREE DOWNLOAD of the New Zero God feat. DJ Cruel Britannia cover.


Best wishes for a peaceful and happy ending to 2016.

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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Post Punk


Klammer – Everything Depends Upon The King (Curious Fox Records 2016)

Post Punk influenced but forward looking band Klammer released the single “Everything Depends Upon The King” on 7″ vinyl on Curious Fox Records on Sept 5th, which will be exclusively available from Rough Trade shops.The track is taken from their eponymous 2nd album Klammer, which is available on Under Dogz Records.

Klammer 7 Single

“Everything Depends Upon The King” is a fast paced post Punk track made to be an instant hit.
Steve Lamacq has played the single several times on his BBC 6 Music show.

The Leeds based quartet put a contemporary twist on the post-punk attitude. Although there’s plenty of hooks in their songs, there’s a dark and edgy broodiness coursing through the sound of the band.

Klammer – Jordan Stead (Bass Guitar), Paul “Poss” Strickland (Vocals/Guitar), Steve Whitfield (Guitar/Vocals) – came to life in 2014, drawing from the members’ shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic.

Their first album, “Auslane” came out in 2015 and was re-released along with “Klammer” in 2016 by West Yorkshire based record label Under Dogz Records.

They’ve shared stages with the likes of Richie Ramone, The Membranes, Art Brut, Department S and 999.

The band have just played to a sell out crowd at 100 Club in London with Penetration and will be out touring the UK and Ireland with Richie Ramone and his band through Nov and Dec ’16.

Keep up with Klammer
Website | Facebook


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Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Post Punk



Alice's Wicked Tea Party II
The date is edging closer and there’s just a few tickets remaining.  It’s almost time to once again fall down the rabbit hole into a mind-altering realm of music, magic, entertainment, and merriment.

Alice’s Wicked Tea Party II, The Alternative Live Music Festival, is brought to you by Wicked Spins Radio and the tireless efforts of Mr. Shaun Histed-Todd (Manager at [WSR Chatroom & ListenWSR @ Facebook], Event Organizer and Promoter at Klub Wicked, and Photographer/Digital Guru and Master at Shaun Histed-Todd -Photographer & Digital Illustrator. [Click HERE for our tribe4mian interview with Shaun, The Thirteen Questions.]

Alice’s Wicked Tea Party, or AWTP for short, is the grassroots independent festival where a weird, wild, and exotic mix of bands come together to create a tribal gathering of alternative genres from Post-Punk to Techno-Punk, Electronica to Industrial (EBM/Rock/Experimental), Edgy Rock N’ Roll to Garage Rock, Goth to Art Rock, Psych to Alt Rock.

This intimate festival is limited to 300-tickets and takes place over a two-day weekend starting on Friday, 3 June and ending on Saturday, 4 June, 2016.  It will be held at the Cross-Keys Inn in Wimborne, Dorset, UK, where you’ll find two main stages and a chill-out bar with food.  Located in the deep dark countryside, there will be lots of activities and stalls with alternative mainstream clothing and accessories to delight your fancy.  Weekend tickets cover both Friday and Saturday with FREE camping (limited live-in vehicle parking).  Day tickets are also available if you can’t make it for the whole weekend.

Video by Andy Russell, Mount Doom Films | Music by SICKNOTE, “We Is Tribe” with Doghouse [Jason Mark Walsh] on Vocals.

The festival offers an intimate experience and the opportunity for friends to gather, to meet new people, and offers the ability to mingle and socialize with the artists themselves.

Held in the grounds of the award-winning pub, The Cross Keys Inn (Holt Heath – Mannington – Wimborne – Dorset), this rural setting is easily accessible, being only 20 minutes from Poole or Bournemouth. The venue boasts two large fields, one for camping and one for the arena. The on-site pub offers great food and drinks, a beer garden, and outside catering… all of which makes this a perfect setting for a great relaxed family festival with a difference.

√   WHEN:  Friday, 3 June & Saturday, 4 June, 2016 – 3 PM till 12 AM UTC+01 

√   WHERE:  Cross Keys Inn BH21 7 Wimborne, Dorset, UK

☆ ☆ ☆ T I C K E T S ☆ ☆ ☆


√   2-Day Weekend Tickets may be purchased HERE through AWTP’s WeGotTickets page.

    £40 2-Day Weekend Ticket + Free Camping
    £20 1-Day Ticket
    £50 2-Day Weekend Ticket + Free Camping
    £25 1-Day Ticket
  • Children under 12 accompanied by an adult – FREE Admittance
  • No Dogs
  • No Campfires

√   1-Day Tickets:  If you are only able to make it for just one of the two days, you can support individual bands by purchasing day tickets from their personal ticket links below.  Just click on the band of your choosing and the link will bring you to their WeGotTickets page.

Friday Lineup & Band Ticket Link:

Department S – (Headline) 11:00 PM to Midnight

Deadcuts – 10:15 PM to 11:00 PM

Deviant UK – 9:30 PM to 10:15 PM

The Vultures – 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Doghouse – 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Mr Strange – 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM

Die Kur – 6:30 PM to 7:15  PM

Starsha Lee – 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Homes for the Elite – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Smiling Skull Ring – 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

PXR5 – 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM (*NOTE:  for PXR5 ticket sales, contact Sarge through his shop, Metal Fatigue, at the link provided.)

TBC – 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Gates open at 12 Noon with DJs until 2:00 PM

Saturday Lineup & Band Ticket Link:

Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons – (Headline) 11:00 PM to Midnight

Global Citizen – 10:15 PM to 11:00 PM

Ayria – 9:30 PM to 10:15 PM

Inertia – 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Be My Enemy – 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Alter Red – 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM

The Underrunners – 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Flesh Eating Foundation – 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Luxury Stranger – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

anarchistwood – 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Nine Day Decline– 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Babal – 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Unstoppable Achievers – 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

The Go Go Cult – 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM

Vain Galen – 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

Kill the Colossi – 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM

Gates open at 11:00 AM with DJs to 11:45 AM.


See you all down the Rabbit Hole!

Alice’s Wicked Tea Party is an Independant DIY Festival and appreciates all support – tell your friends, please share the event, and keep the music alive!

More information can be found for up-to-date details and performers at:
AWTP Facebook Group Page
AWTP Facebook Event Page

For alternative lodging, maps, driving directions, and to learn a bit more about Dorset, click:







Codename Lola2

A new musical project has been undertaken and a special cover track will be released as a FREE download in celebration of World Goth Day on 22 May 2016.

DJ Cruel Britannia, the renowned resident Goth DJ of danceable dark tunes in several UK clubs, program scheduler and radio host of The Haunted Wardrobe on Nightbreed Radio (Mixcloud Podcast), Goth DJ and presenter of Fadeout on Phoenix Radio (Fadeout Podcast), past DJ at Second Life’s now closed Club Gothika, co-founder of World Goth Day, and naturally witty (and quite intelligent) Mr. Nice Guy has teamed up with Carnival Star‘s Mark D to create CODENAME : LOLA.

Mark D, who is based in Scotland, is also quite the accomplished musician, broadcaster, publisher, and promoter.  In addition to composing and recording the music of Carnival Star, he provided the vocals, guitars, synths, and programming for Carnival Star’s project.  You can also catch Mark at The Indie Show Radio Station on Facebook and Twitter, as well as through OnAir Tunes.

tribe4mian - World Goth Day

CODENAME : LOLA:  “Released especially to mark the arrival of WORLD GOTH DAY in 2016, ‘NEW DARK AGE’ is a rarely heard, rarely covered but much loved & catchy-as-hell song by legendary post punk band The Sound.

This release is both a labour of love and a fitting contribution to the ever-growing phenomenon that is World Goth Day, an event that has grown from nothing but embraced by so many all over the globe.

And for that reason, it’s entirely free to download, play to your friends, share, whatever.”

A video has also been created for your visual enjoyment:

You can read more about the various international World Goth Day events, HERE.

You can also browse through prior tribe4mian World Goth Day postings, HERE.

Release Date:  22 May 2016
Written by Adrian Borland.
Synths and Programming by Lee M
Vocals and Guitar by Mark D
Recorded, Produced, and Mastered by CODENAME : LOLA


World Goth Day - May 22



Sidenote from me:  Although the track is being offered for free download, please keep in mind that you can always make a donation to the project when placing your online order at Bandcamp.  When the popup shows with the amount of 0.00, just fill in whatever you’d like to donate.

Keeping the underground alive, one track at a time! 🙂

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Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Goth, Music, Post Punk


Blackout Wednesday at Death Disco

This coming Wednesday, Mike Pougounas will take the decks of Death Disco for a night only for new Post Punk, Goth and Shoegaze releases. Blackout Wednesday will be a night full of the latest songs of Peter Murphy, Killing Joke, Andi Sex Gang, A Place to Bury Strangers, Chelsea Wolfe, Echo & the Bunnymen, Pop Group, UK Decay, P.I.L. , Spear of Destiny, Paradise Lost, Mayflower Madame, The Eden House, March Violets, Savages, Red Sun Revival, Kommunity FK, Grooving In Green, New Zero God, P.I.L., Sleaford Mods, Cold In Berlin, Zola Jesus, Acey Slade & the Dark Party, Aeon Sable, Angels of Liberty, Berlin Black & the Grey Shade, Die Krupps, Danse Society, Ed Harcourt, Eagulls, Hamsas xiii, New Model Army, Ummagma, Lights That Change, NFD, Rhombus, The Last Cry, Soror Dolorosa, Terminal Gods, and many more…

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Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Goth, Post Punk, Shoegaze


Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Update

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Update

With one day to go before the start of Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2, everyone’s scurrying about to tie up loose ends and finalize the minutest of details.

Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete 2 (Banner)

The lineup and venues have now been posted, and are as follows (Running Order, Subject To Change):


    Dalkeith Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
    10 Ebeneezer Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
    48 Lower Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]
    Market Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
    [ Facebook ]


    • Ross and Matts Jam night with Featured artists
    • Adrenaline
    • Elliot Friskin
    • Ross Alexander II
    • State of Regression


    • Krysthla 23.45 – 00.30
    • From Eden to Exile 23.00 – 23.30
    • Siderian 22.15 – 22.45
    • Divine Solace 21.30 – 22.00
    • The Exit Palace 20.45 – 21.15
    • Switchblade City 20.00 – 20.30
    • Special Guests – Deep Sleep 19.20 – 19.40
    • Abrahams 22.30 – 23.15
    • Kenneth J Nash 21.30 – 22.10
    • Dem Urban Foxes 20.30 – 21.15
    • Aiden Pryor 20.00 – 20.20
    • Mr Hat 23.15 – 00.00
    • Knock Off 22.30 – 2300
    • Steven Cooper 21.45 – 22.15
    • Mispelt 21.00 – 21.30
    • First Wave 20.15 – 20.45


    • Carnival Electronique dj’s 17.00 – 22.00

      • 8.45pm DJ Bubble (UK Hardcore Anthems) 8.45PM
      • 8.00pm DJ Intense (Drum & Bass) 8PM
      • 7.15pm Lusty (Hard House) 7.15PM
      • 6.30pm Stacey James (Tech Trance & Techno) 6.30PM
      • 5.45pm DJ Deadline (Electro) 5.30PM
      • 5.00pm Simon Vegas & The Kat (House)
    • The Replicats 16.00 – 17.00
    • Mustash 15.00 – 15.45
    • Kenneth J Nash 14.20 – 14.50
    • Stevie Jones 13.40 – 14.10
    • Dave Clemo and Friends 13.00 – 13.30
    • hazeyjane 12.00 – 12.45
    • Chris Duckett 11.00 – 11.45
    • Irene Rae 22.35 – 23.15
    • Charlotte Carpenter 21.40 – 22.25
    • Songbirds 21.00 – 21.30
    • Stormbringer Acoustic set 20.20 – 20.50
    • Run Your Tongue acoustic and poetry stage 17.00 – 20.30
      BACK ROOM:
    • Rob Reeves (songs) 5.10pm
    • Frankie O’Dowd (poems) 5.30pm
    • Daniel Wardop (songs) 5.50pm
    • Rob Reeves (poems) 6.15pm
    • Elliot Friskin (songs) 6.30pm
    • Kirsty Berry (poems) 7pm
    • Kate Williams (songs) 7.20pm
    • Chuck the Poet (poems) 7.45pm
    • 12 Story Fall (songs) 8pm
    • Stormbringer 23.45 – 00.30
    • Black Acid Souls 22.40 – 23.25
    • Easy Tiger 21.50 – 22.30
    • Bigfoot 21.05 – 21.35
    • Numb 20.20 – 20.50
    • Def Goldblum 19.35 – 20.05
    • Relics 18.50 – 19.20
    • Unitra 18.05 – 18.35
    • Fueled Hate 17.20 – 17.50
    • Alcoholics 22.45 – 23.30
    • Switchblade 22.00 – 22.30
    • No Honour 21.15 – 21.45
    • This Concept 20.30 – 21.00
    • Farriers 19.45 – 20.15
    • State of Regression 19.00 – 19.30


    • Zeitgeist Zero 22.00 – 22.45
    • Devilish Presley 21.00 – 21.45
    • Thee Telepaths 20.10 – 20.40
    • Family of Noise 19.25 – 19.55
    • Luna Rosa 18.35 – 19.05
    • Redneck Jesus 17.45 – 18.15

00 Johnny's Happy Place EventThere will be FREE admittance to all venues for all four days of the festival and since this is a charity fundraising event, we kindly ask that you drop on over to Johnny’s Happy Place.

There’s still a bit of time left for the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 Crowdfunder to benefit Johnny’s Happy Place. Click HERE to donate to a most-worthy cause. Pledges will be accepted through November 4, 2015.

More details about JHP can be found HERE.

They are located at Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, and you can also visit them at their Facebook profile, HERE.

A special event will be held by Johnny’s Happy Place on Sunday, 18 October, from 11 AM – 2 PM.  They’ll be serving up bacon sarnies and a cuppa as thanks for taking part on their behalf.

Don’t forget to tune into The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas on Thursday, 15 October at 7 PM UK time where he’ll be running a special show highlighting some of the performers to the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2.

00 Blackout Radio with Mike PougounasWICKED SPINS RADIO [UK] – CLICK HERE
Every Thursday at 9 PM GR | 7 PM UK | 2 PM EST/USA
Replayed every Saturday at 8 AM UK GMT and Tuesday at 11 PM UK GMT

KOWS 107.3 FM [California, USA] – CLICK HERE
Every Saturday night at 10 PM Pacific Time

We hope you’ll have an awesome time, whether you attend or tune in.  There’s a whole lot of GREAT talent and plenty to quench your thirst.  We’ll end this post with a little clip to wet your appetite…!

Click HERE for Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 – Original Posting | 12 October 2015
Includes Bands, Bios, Links, Video Clips