Swedish synth-noir master craftsmen Roll The Dice have composed new music for the score to Sky Atlantic’s new crime thriller The Last Panthers. They’re keeping good company, with David Bowie on hand for the series’ theme song. Roll The Dice’s Malcolm Pardon and Peder Mannerfelt have produced the end title music, the rest of the score being shared with Warp artist Clark.
“Earlier this year we were asked by director Johan Renck if we would be interested in writing music for a TV series which taps into the European underbelly of crime, corruption and moral decline,” say the Swedish duo. “We felt this story fits the sound and ethos of Roll The Dice perfectly. We are honoured to be part of this mammoth series, and we could not really pass on the opportunity of writing music for the same project as Mr David Bowie.”
Johan Renck explains: “We engaged Chris Clark and the collaboration found its shape quickly. But the magnitude of it all demanded more talent. So we linked up with Roll The Dice, with whom I have worked extensively before. Their dark, coldly relentless yet beautifully melodic world was a perfect emotional addition to the soundscape. And the drastically different approach provided scope to the world. Between these two formidable entities, the score was laid.”
The Last Panthers stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt, was co-produced by Warp Films and Haut et Court and premieres tonight on Sky Atlantic in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. It has just screened on Canal+ France and will be shown on various channels around world including Sundance TV and HBO Nordic.