Video for The Darkness’ ‘With a Woman’ – a prequel to the band’s previous cut ‘Everybody Have A Good Time’
Only The Darkness would have the balls to kick off their record with a Hawk The Slayer line, leading into their blood-pumping tribute to love and bicycles ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’, sounding for all the world like they’re off to storm the castle on their fixies. This is rock ‘n’ roll with rrrrolling ‘r’s, twin-harmony guitar solos and very high voices, and it’s been too, too long since we heard its like.
A skit of their very own on Funny Or Die, touring jaunts back and forth across the pond, the ‘Hot Cakes‘ record announced and now another raucous, ballsy single to follow the bicycle-obsessed ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us‘ and the salacious ‘Every Inch of You‘.
The Darkness have confirmed the details of their comeback album ‘Hot Cakes‘.
The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has said the band still ‘all hate each other’ despite the original line-up’s reunion in 2011.
Well, it’s that time of year again when we here at the Live4ever Ezine begin to trail back through 12 months worth of musical delights in a vain attempt to group our favourites of 2011 into some sort of coherent list we like to call Live4ever’s Essential Listening.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be presenting our most cherished gigs, tracks and albums of the year, in the hope that our highlights from 52 weeks worth of sonic adventure will inspire you to investigate our essential picks of 2011, as well as sharing your own favourites with us.
Check back next week for Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2011 – The Tracks, and when you’ve been through our stand-out gigs of the year, don’t forget to leave a comment below to tell the world of your memorable gig-going experiences of 2011.
Guess who just got back today? Okay, not today, but in the last few months, the Great British rock public have gone a bit mad for the news that The Darkness are re-formed and touring the homeland with a vengeance. Shows have sold out faster than you can say “What, you mean those catsuit guys?”
Yes, those catsuit guys. Let me take you on a little trip back in time. It’s summer 2003. Po-faced nu-metallers Linkin Park and Evanescence dominate radio airplay. Jack White still refuses to wear anything but red, white and black. The last bit of fun anyone had with rock was Noddy Holder screaming “IIIIIT’S CHRISTMAAAAS” on a Top of the Pops re-run.
Soundbites today has news of a setback for The Strokes as they record their new LP, a new collaborative effort between Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, the dismal weather reports for this weekend’s T In The Park, and there’s also news of Google’s move into music downloads, while Justin Hawkins is good enough to dismiss rumours of a Darkness reunion.
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