Coldwave (1979-1989)

Coldwave is a style of Post-Punk/New Wave music that originated in Europe in the late 1970s/early 1980s, known for its generally dark, gloomy (thus "cold") atmosphere and heavy reliance on synthesizers. It was popular predominantly in France and Poland in the 1980s, and consisted largely of bands that were heavily influenced by British post-punk acts such as Joy Division, The Cure, Bauhaus and Siouxsie and The Banshees. 

Some of the more notable French examples of this style are Asylum Party, KaS Product, Martin Dupont and Trisomie 21. 

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1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-present
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Alain Thomas (France)
Alan Woxx (France)
Alicide Nekropo (France)
Antibiøtik (France)
Art Of Parties (Greece)
Asylum Party (France)
​Azile (France)
B
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Babel 17 (France) 
Baciamibarali (Italy)
Baroque Bordello (France)
​A Blaze Colour (Belgium)
Bunkerstrasse (France)
C
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Charles De Goal (France)
Clair Obscure (France)
Clair Instant (France)
Classé X (France)
Closesed Session (France)
​Coldreams (France)
​Complot Bronswick (France)
Corps Diplomatique (France)
E
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Western Électrique (France)
Einstein Dry (France)
D
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Danse Macabre (France)
Decade (France)
Deux (France)
Dick Tracey (France)
F
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Flue (The Netherlands)
H
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Hôtel Du Nord (France)
The (Hypothetical) Prophets (France)
I
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Inc The Call (France)
Inside Loneliness (Italy)
G
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Gestalt (France)
Guerre Froide (France)
K
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Kas Product (France)
Kød (France)
L
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L' An III (France)
Leitmotiv (France)
L'Enfance Éternelle (France)
Less Dance (Belgium)
Little Nemo (France)
Lost Desert (France)
Luxembourg (France)
J
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Jus Dorange (Belgium)
N
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Nacht Und Nebel (Belgium)
Neon (The Netherlands)
Neutral Project (France)
No Words (France)
Nombre Noir (France)
Norma Loy (France)
The Nue (Belgium)
M
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Marian Disciples (France)
Martin Dupont (France)
Marques De Sade (France)
​Masoch (France)
Mary Goes Round (France)
Message (France)
Minamata (France)
Modern Guy (France)
Mome Rath (France)
O
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Opéra De Nuit (France)
​Opera Multi Steel (France)
Orchestre Rouge (France)
Oto (France)
M
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Madame Edwarda [Japan]
Made In Poland [Poland]
Magazine [UK]
Manicured Noise [UK]
​Marathon [T.B.A.]
Marquee Moon [Germany]
Marquis De Sade [France]
Marte In Ariete [Italy]

Mecano [The Netherlands]
Mekanik Kommando [The Netherlands]
The Mekons [UK]
The Membranes [UK]
Message [France]
Messageros Killers Boy [France]

Metro Decay [Greece]
Mickeranno [Italy]
​Mick Ness [The Netherlands]
Middle Class [USA]
Militia [Italy]
Minny Pops [The Netherlands]
Mission [Canada]
Mission Of Burma [The Netherlands]
Modern English [UK]
Modern Eon [UK]
Modern Times [The Netherlands]
The Modernaires [UK]
Modest Proposal [The Netherlands]
Moloko + [Germany]
The Monochrome Set [UK]
Month Of Sundays [UK]
Morituri [Portugal]
Move [Italy]

Movement [France]
Musta Paraati [Finland]
Mutabor! [UK]

Muzak [Brazil]
My Captains [UK]
My Dad Is Dead [USA]
Mydolls [USA]

 
Mystery Date [USA] 

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Pavillon 7 B (France)
Plexigladz (Belgium)
Pro Memoria (France)
Provenance (France)

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R
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Red Rain Coat (Switzerland)
​Resistance (France)
S
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Sculpteurs D'Ombres (France)
​7ème Discours (France)
A Special Night (Italy)

Spleen Ideal (France)
Smirnov (France)
Sombre Septembre (France)

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Tango Luger (France)
Tanit (France)
​Taxi Girl (France)
​Thérèse Racket (France)
Trisomie 21 (France)
U
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Ultime Possibilité (France)
​Uncertain Call (France)
V
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Vietnam Rafele (France)
​Vision Baroque (France)
W
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White Pain (France)
X
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Y
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Abecedarians (USA)
​Actifed (UK)
Acute Logic (UK)
ADS (Denmark)
​After Budapest (Italy)
Z
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Zero Divide (France)
?/!
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Abecedarians (USA)
​Actifed (UK)
Acute Logic (UK)
ADS (Denmark)
​After Budapest (Italy)