Smiths Bassist & Cranberries Singer Are D.A.R.K.

A chance meeting between the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan and former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke resulted in the serendipitous formation of a new band called D.A.R.K. Rounded out by New York-based DJ/producer Olé Koretsky, the trio are gearing up for the release of their debut album, Science Agrees, in just a couple of months, and today they’ve given us our first taste. The New Order-inspired lead single “Curvy” has some of the gothic sensibility implied by the group’s name, tempered by O’Riordan’s angelic vocals and a twinkly keyboard line. Listen below.

Science Agrees tracklist:

01 “Curvy”
02 “Chynamite”
03 “Gunfight”
04 “Steal You Away”
05 “High Fashion”
06 “Watch Out”
07 “Miles Away”
08 “The Moon”
09 “Underwater”
10 “Loosen the Noose”

Science Agrees is out 5/27 via Jazz Stone Limited/Cooking Vinyl. Pre-order it here.