The Black Box
Saturday 14 January, 8.00pm
The formation of Dark Tropics was inevitable. Drawn together by a bond that stretched from Ireland to Morocco, musicians Rio McGuinness and Gerard Sands found common ground in the form of Radiohead, Aretha Franklin and The Velvet Underground.
Armed with the influences of Somerset Maugham, Paul Auster and John Cooper-Clarke, the pair formed a partnership – one that relies equally on instinct and guile.
Their creative vision has borne fruit with timeless, cinematic pop-noir. Powered by analogue instruments and retro recording techniques the music sways and breathes naturally.
Their themes are everywhere – the burning highs of lust, the fragility of heartache, the sting of betrayal and defiance in the face of hurt. A meld of contemporary and classic, individual and universal, the scope of Dark Tropics is limited only by how far down the rabbit hole you wish to follow.
Dark Tropics released debut album Ink in late 2021 to widespread critical praise and are currently working on its follow-up.
Doors 7.30pm | Limited Unreserved Seating
‘Lovely, cinematic, understated pop’ -STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6MUSIC
‘This sounds beautiful’ – JO WILEY, BBC RADIO 2
‘Atmospheric, moody and complex with a maturity that goes beyond the realms of a debut release.’ – HOT PRESS
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