If you imagine the space between those early New Romantic pioneers, before it all went a bit money fuelled and mainstream, and the more accessible, less theatrical and silly end of the 80’s gothic movement, then it is in such a place that a song like “Dark Paradise” might have been conceived. That isn’t to say that Ronan Conroy’s music is in any way a pastiche or plundering of the past, but the urges that drive the sound he makes have been with us for a while…

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