Dark Tropics is a pop-noir duo from Belfast, Ireland. Not too long ago, they released a heartfelt debut single, entitled, “Badlands”, via Quiet Arch Records.

Dark Tropics – “Badlands” single

‘Badlands’ serves as a fantastic introduction to what listeners can expect to hear on Dark Tropics’ upcoming debut album. Furthermore, “Badlands” contains a relatable storyline, velvet vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the moody indie-pop tune possesses piano-driven instrumentation flavored with strings and bright keys.

“Badlands” single

Dark Tropics - “Badlands” cover

“Our attempt to put an epic American western in a 3-minute pop song.”  — Dark Tropics

The formation of Dark Tropics was inevitable. Drawn together by a bond that stretched from Ireland to Morocco, musicians Rio and Gerard found common ground in the form of Radiohead, Aretha Franklin, and The Velvet Underground. Armed with the influences of William Somerset Maugham, Paul Aster, and John Cooper-Clarke, the pair formed a partnership – one that relies equally on instinct and guile.

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