D.A.R.K (lost untitled second album from alternative rock band; existence unconfirmed; 2016-present)

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A picture of the band, consisting of Andy Rourke, Dolores O'Riordan and Ole Koretsky.

Status: Existence Unconfirmed

D.A.R.K is an alternative rock band, formed in 2009 under the name Jetlag by singer Ole Koretsky and former The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke.[1] In 2014, Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan joined the group (whereby the group subsequently adopted the D.A.R.K moniker) and in September 2016, released the record Science Agrees to a mixed reception.[2]

In early 2018 however, tragedy would strike the group when O'Riordan died at the age of 46 from what was ruled as an accidental drowning in a hotel bath due to alcohol intoxication.[3] At the time of her death, she had been in London to record the second D.A.R.K album, under the guise of producer Martin Glover (otherwise known as 'Youth'),[4] of who had previously worked with various artists like The Verve and James, all the while being the bassist in the British alternative rock band Killing Joke.

Following her death, the group released a statement on their website promising to give their proposed second album a 'future release as that would have been Dolores' wish.'[5] As of October 2022 however, there has been little reported progress on the album, all the while it is unclear as to how much of the record has been completed, both before and after O'Riordan's death. O'Riordan's other band, The Cranberries, meanwhile released their final album In The End in late 2019, to great acclaim and sales, alongside a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album.[6] With Andy Rourke's passing in May 2023 also taking place, it is furtherly unclear about the album's future.