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French post punk act BLEAKNESS is back with new album, new single streaming!

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It’s been a while since we last heard from atmospheric post punk rockers from BLEAKNESS (members of AMANDA WOODWARD, EXHAUSTIONKARYSUNCHAVIRÉ), so it is our pleasure to announce that the Lyon, France based band is back with their new album, to be released in June! Today, we’re stoked to give you their new single “Dancing With Darkness”, the band’s new video, and their upcoming tour itinerary below!

“Bleakness walks the line between moody 80s goth and modern hardcore perfectly”

Dancing With Darkness is the first extract from Life At A Standstill, Bleakness new full lenght to be released in June 2022. The song shows the band capacity to evolve and experiment new musical landscapes. Some may say it’s more post-punk, dark-punk or death-rock…

The trio has a great ability to renew itself while keeping its identity, it’s definitely raging and melancholic in the same spirit as previous Bleakness recordings.

The video of this first extract features live footages from the late 2019 tour with greek post-punk heroes Chain Cult, they were taken by Dino Pavlidis of Chain Cult. The video is dark and energetic, these two words are perfect to describe the mood of this new album.

Life At A Standstill is to be released in June 2022 on vinyl by Destructure (France) and Sabotage (Germany). In the United States by à La Carte and FDL. CD version by Bat Cave Production (Poland).

Bleakness will tour extensively this spring.

First part starting april 29th in France, Germany and Poland with Paris Anarcho-post-punk Barren? See the dates below.


29/04 Montreuil (FR) – Les Epernons
30/04 Frankfurt (DE) – Dreikönigskeller FFM
01/05 TBA
02/05 Hamburg (DE) – Hafenklang
03/05 Berlin (DE) – Koma F
04/05 Szczecin (PL) – Krzywy Gryf
05/05 Wroclaw (PL) – Centrum Reanimacji Kultury
06/05 Leipzig (DE) – Liwi
07/05 Wuppertal (DE) – AZ Wuppertal.
08/05 Lille (FR) – Pirate Show

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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