Video: Dark Tropics – Badlands (Official Video)

In EILE’s music section this morning, we are delighted to feature 19-year-old singer/songwriter Rio, and producer/songwriter Gerard from Belfast, aka pop-noir duo, Dark Tropics, and their latest atmospheric single, Badlands – a dark, pared-back ballad, with Rio’s powerful voice soaring over Gerard’s emotive piano. Citing influences such as Radiohead and The Velvet Underground, the duo described their new track:
“Badlands is our attempt to capture the feel of an epic American western in a 3-minute pop song. We shot the video in a number of locations around Belfast on a very cold February afternoon, and ended up mostly using footage from Botanic Gardens and The Drying Room Gallery”. Their creative vision has borne fruit, with timeless, cinematic pop-noir, powered by analogue instruments and retro recording techniques. Asked about their plans for the year ahead, they say:
“The first half of 2020 will see us release a series of singles and videos, and finish our debut album, which will be released at the end of the year”.
We can’t wait to hear it!
-MKB
Dark Tropics Upcoming Shows
22 April – Galway – Róisín Dubh
14 May – Dublin – Whelan’s (Eastbound)
15 May – Dublin – Workman’s Club (Eastbound)
To catch up with Dark Tropics, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/DarkTropicsMusic/

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