The Darkness' Justin Hawkins: 'I connect with a gay audience'

'I think we're all a bit effeminate', says singer

The Darkness' Justin Hawkins: 'I connect with a gay audience'

Photo: Press

The Darkness' Justin Hawkins has claimed that he "connects with a gay audience".

Speaking to the Guardian, the flamboyant frontman insisted that although his sexuality is his private business, he and his bandmates had found popularity with a gay audience because they're not "men's men".

"My sexual persuasion is no one's business but my own - but I'm easily persuaded," he said. "Just kidding."

''It's funny because it came up recently in a German interview. They reckoned that when you Google Justin Hawkins, one of the first things that comes up is 'Is Justin Hawkins gay?'"

He then added:

And I'd like to think that's because there's something I do that connects with a gay audience.


Speaking about he and his bandmates' style, meanwhile, he said: " Yeah. I think we're all a bit effeminate. We're not men's men, much as we may appear to be so."

The Darkness released 'Hot Cakes', their first album since 2005's 'One Way Ticket To Hell And Back', on August 20. The band are set to support Lady Gaga on her European stadium tour this Autumn, including a pair of dates at London's Twickenham on September 8 and 9.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard covers Guided By Voices – watch
The Vaccines air four new songs in Nottingham
Footage from Kendrick Lamar's moving truck performance released as Reebok ad – watch
Charlie Wilson and Snoop Dogg perform 'Infectious' live on 'Kimmel' – watch
Sinkane shares experimental new video for 'Young Trouble' – watch
A$AP Mob sued by woman allegedly injured in stage diving incident
Paul Weller and Johnny Marr perform Johnny Walker & The Allstars cover in London - watch
Future releases new 'Fuck Up Some Commas' video – watch
Death Grips unveil 'I Break Mirrors With My Face in the United States' video – watch
Dr Dre working on new music inspired by NWA biopic
Petition launched to stop Paris Hilton DJing at US festival
Ozzy Osbourne cancels his own festival in order to undergo surgery
Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Four Tet added to Bestival line-up
SBTRKT shares new song 'FLAREtWO' - listen
Over 200 One Direction fans ask for 'compassionate leave' from work following...
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus features on new All Time Low track 'Tidal Waves' - listen
Bill Withers: 'I'm a big fan of Taylor Swift'
Marina And The Diamonds performs 'Froot' live on 'Late Night with Seth...
Captured Tracks to reissue album by Ben Stiller's teenage 'no wave/ retardo' punk...
Jamie xx shares 'Loud Places' video and 'In Colour' album artwork – watch
Skrillex and Four Tet announce joint London show
Barcelona footballer Dani Alves releases charity rap single – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM