The new wave-inspired electronic trio D.A.R.K. combines the varied talents of Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, and New York producer/songwriter Olé Koretsky.
The idea was spawned by Rourke and Koretsky, who, after meeting in Washington, D.C., formed the production duo Jetlag in New York City. Their multi-year collaborative project bore the initial concept of D.A.R.K., but it wasn't until Rourke chanced upon O'Riordan that they decided to create an official three-piece. After the Cranberries singer provided her input on song ideas, D.A.R.K. recorded an album in Ontario, Canada. It was arranged and produced by the group and followed a set of influences that included the Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Magazine, Pet Shop Boys, and R.E.M. Glimmering first single "Curvy," released in March 2016, was a driving dance-rock track sounding more like New Order than the Smiths or Cranberries. The full-length Science Agrees followed later that summer on Cooking Vinyl. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi