The Darkness - 'Hot Cakes'

The Darkness - 'Hot Cakes'

It begins, as it must, with a tell-all confessional about the old days (‘Every Inch Of You’), that reminisces about their stratospheric rise ( “Seas of sleeveless T-shirts/And queues around the block” ), then explodes into life with Justin...

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The Darkness - 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us'

The Darkness - 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us'

You know exactly what this, the first new song of The Darkness’ reunion, sounds like and, in the absence of an ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’-sized tune, we can’t help but think the repeated chorus of “ Nothing’s gonna stop us! ”...

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The Darkness: Alexandra Palace, London, Tuesday February 7

The Darkness: Alexandra Palace, London, Tuesday...

OK little Johnny, so you’re thinking of going into music journalism. Well, how about some friendly advice first? DON’T EVEN FUCKING THINK ABOUT IT. Oh, sure, you get your good days – the days where you get sent free Rapture T-shirts or...

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The Darkness  :  Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)

The Darkness : Christmas Time (Don't Let The...

It starts with the sound of every pomp-laden Queen climax distilled into one glass of milky eggnog, knocked back with gusto, and then vomited up in a towering, brussel sprout-coloured jet of pyrotechnic, guitar-wanking majesty. It features...

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The Darkness  :  Cardiff University

The Darkness : Cardiff University

It’s hard to date the exact moment when cool first ruled, but you could probably pin it down to the day that Strokes first made the front cover of NME back in 2001. A five-man shrug in skinny ties, theirs was a look so seductive it plotted...

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The Darkness : The Darkness

The Darkness : The Darkness

From the second the ‘stack of Marshalls’ riff on ‘Black Shuck’ rips the album into life, the message is clear – The Darkness are completely, ridiculously R-O-C-K. Guns N' Roses , AC/DC , Queen , Whitesnake - every leopard-skin...

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