Chris Clark has scored a new six part series The Last Panthers
Chris Clark has scored the soundtrack to a new six part crime series based on a gang of Balkan jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers. Written by Jack Thorne, The Last Panthers was directed by Breaking Bad director Johan Renck and co-produced by Warp Films. Renck approached Clark for the score following the latter’s world tour of his 2014 self-titled release Clark. “This is something I wrote the day after playing at Bloc. I remember feeling: I never want to hear another kick drum ever again. Which of course is nonsense,” says Clark. “Anyway, I did a laptop mic version, then hired a posh 80s valve mic to record it. I really like the tone, it’s stripped back, it doesn't kick off, that's sort of the point. Kick drums are for kicking off. It works really well for an intimate scene in Panthers, I can't give too much away though.” David Bowie and Swedish duo Roll The Dice have also contributed to the score.
The Last Panthers will air on Sky Atlantic from 12 November. In the meantime, listen to one of Clark's tracks from the score called “Omni Vignette”.