Mannequin Records Mini-Fest w/ Newclear Waves / Octavius / Deathday + More

Part Time Punks

Newclear Waves

NEWCLEAR WAVES is essentially the solo project of Alessandro Adriani, mind and boss of Mannequin Records, one of the most important synth wave / cold wave labels around. Deeply influenced by the works of the early minimal electronics sounds on Mute Records and 4AD, Newclear Waves is exploring droned out electro pop territories with an interest for a refreshing hyperactive 80s New Wave. finding his own identity somewhere between Snowy Red, The Normal and the first Human League.


Glacial, barren and difficult, OCTAVIUS arrives in stark contrast to synth pop derived efforts of recent fashion. Informed directly by Bowie’s Low, New Order’s Movement and, as always, Tricky’s Pre-Millennium Tension.“ This is the sound of synth hitting the streets, of hard concrete & urban decay.

Deathday is built around brothers Alex and Giovanni Guillén. Constructed from the aggressive textures of early industrial music, the ambiance of cold wave and shoegaze, and the carnal energy of post-punk, Deathday was originally devised as a live duo accompanied by vintage drum machine. As their sound progressed, Joevanie Lopez was added to provide live drums and pads, and expand the outfit’s execution, and Jeramy Graham joined on to carry out live electric bass and synth bass duties.

Deathday's self-titled full-length conjures images of dark catharsis, taking cues from American violence, occultism, isolation, and sterility. Having immersed themselves in this dark iconography, the album articulates a unique and personal perspective of our collective past. The dread of these events lies like a fog over the album, available March 6th on limited edition Sweating Tapes cassette, and on vinyl this summer through Desire in Europe and Sweating Tapes in the US.

The Present Moment

THE PRESENT MOMENT achieves a stunning hybridation and an infectious blend of dense cold-wave’s electro grooves, cyclical droning interferences, vigorous epic industrialism, dolorous nocturne-goth weirdness superbly sustained by a seductive eighties flavor. Ritualistic in nature, the whole musical trip offers a dark, delightful and rather unique breathtaking atmosphere, sometimes revealing enthralling lysergic electro-ambiences. The Present Moment is situated in an in-between and non stabilized musical region which authorizes astonishing connections.

Light House

LIGHT HOUSE are down, drowned sounds. Minimal synths and reverb-steeped guitars washed out in space and underwater. With Chris Relyea, an ex member from The Rapture on instrumentation and one of PTP's original dance crew from 2005 or so, Dawn Sharp, on stunning drop dead vocals. Fans of Mushy, Dead Can Dance, and "Pygmalion" era Slowdive, rejoice.


Having recently relocated to Lost Angeles, PTP is now proud to name //TENSE// one of it's favorite LA bands. Following a tour with Nitzer Ebb in 2011, the band was obvious inheritor of the new EBM mantle. With brooding synth bass lines and pounding electronic drum pad sound. Think Wax Trax at it's most hard-hitting, aka Front 242, Ministry, Skinny Puppy mixed with the too-oft overlooked mid-period Cabaret Voltaire and the dark, minimal electronics that preceded it ala Absolute Body Control, The Klinik and The Neon Judgement.

Tropic Of Cancer

Fusing the post-punk purr of The Cramps, The Slits & Androids Of Mu with the darkerwave machinations of Joy Division & Cabaret Voltaire, DVA DAMAS bring their growl back to PTP (featuring Taylor from Tropic Of Cancer!)

$10 - $15


07.14 MANNEQUIN RECORDS MINI-FEST w/NEWCLEAR WAVES, OCTAVIUS, DEATHDAY, THE PRESENT MOMENT, LIGHT HOUSE, SECONDS [members of //TENSE//] & TROPIC OF CANCER [DJ set] Part Time Punks is proud to present a Mini-Fest devoted to one of the most innovative and influential labels in the world right now: MANNEQUIN RECORDS. Founded in 2008 in Italy, and recently relocated to Berlin, the Mannequin label was created in order to publish, distribute and spread music from the Cold Wave, Dark Wave, Minimal Synth and Post Punk area, with the purpose of bringing back to life and propose bands from this mostly undiscovered world. Five years in, the label remains faithful to the spirit of DIY, with each of its releases published in ultra limited artful packaged and hand numbered editions.

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