Darker is an electronic music band with Valerio, Jeps and Evelien.
Dark, romantic, melancholic, entrancing.
At the start of the pandemic in 2020, Jeps and Evil-ien reanimated their Kaoss pads, drum computers, synthguitars and keyboards and locked themselves up in their homestudio in Tilburg writing the themes for a post-apocalyptic world they expected to find later that year.
The duo found themselves experimenting with dark melodies and lyrics that are all about hope, love and dealing with emotions of angst while banging their drum machines, tweaking their plug-ins and pushing the limits of their synths to exorcise their inner demons.
In close contact with singer Valerio who locked himself up in his The Hague studio, finishing vocals on some of the 87 songs (!) that were written by then, the trio released their first singles ‘Love is Gonna Save Us’ and ‘Hope’ in early 2021, followed by the EP’s ‘Rainy Days’ and ‘Wild Rose’ in 2021/2022. End op 2022 the song ‘Enough’ got nominated for Song Of The Year by 3voor12 Tilburg. Ofcourse the band ended at number 13!
At the start of 2023 the three released the first of a bunch of new releases, called ‘Radio Panic,’ a darker electronic ballad then you are used to.
The resulting recordings have a huge club, festival and radio potential. Strongly rooted in 80’s synthpop, darkwave, postpunk, dystopian soundscapes and electronic music in the vein of bands like Depeche Mode, Editors, White Lies, Röyksopp, Nine Inch Nails and How To Destroy Angels.
Live the band is supported by strong visuals spread over four LED screens. The language of visuals is intertwined with the lyrics and the music and completes the personal storytelling, turning every live show into an audio and visual adventure and a look into the creative minds of the group. DARKER is creating Future Classics. A hopeful soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure for a soon to be written trending Netflix series.
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