The Darkness Come Out Of The Corner

Published: 2005-04-28
After storming through 2003 with their debutPermission To Land British rockers, The Darkness, have been slowly drifting out of the musical consciousness. That's what the band will try to turn around with the release of their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort due out later this autumn.

Not only will The Darkness bring back the big beefy riffs, but lead singer Justin Hawkins has also announced plans to release a solo effort that takes a different direction than what the band does as a whole. Speaking to NME, the singer said: "It's a lot less rock than the band stuff. There's a lot more synths. I suppose you could call it luxurious rock."

While The Darkness' newest still doesn't have a name, Hawkins' does, and it's called British Wail. The first single lifted from the disc is a cover of the Sparks' "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us", and is expected to be in stores two months after The Darkness' album hits.

Currently all the members of The Darkness are locked up in a studio with producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Cheap Trick). Word has it that recording is almost done, but the band is still struggling with the album's title. Fans can probably expect a tour from The Darkness after their new album hits, and Hawkins' is reportedly planning to tour his solo work as well.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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Can't wait for a new Darkness album.

Posted by: Anonymous on April 28, 2005
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