The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins: ‘We all hate each other’

Singer says that 'friction' between bandmates means they make better music

The DarknessJustin Hawkins has said that he and his bandmates “all hate each other”.

The spandex-clad rockers reformed last year to perform a comeback slot at Download Festival after originally parting ways in 2006, and in an interview with Spin, the singer said that the tension between band members helped their creativity.

He joked:

Yeah, we all hate each other. That’s why we make great music. You can’t make fire without friction. Well, maybe you can, but it’s like a chemical fire which would tear your skin off.


However, the singer also said that the relationships in the band had mellowed since their initial split, adding: “Time is a great healer. As is sobriety. It’s the old, ‘What were we actually angry about in the first place?’ When you’re small town guys that become a big-time band, you lose sight of a lot of stuff. Then when we first sat down together again it was like, ‘Yeah, this is nice.’ So maybe that’s true. But the mending process has been going on for years and years.”

Last month, The Darkness unveiled their new track ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’ – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to the song.

It is not known whether ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’ will feature on the band’s comeback album, which they are currently putting the finishing touches to in Nashville. It is the third album of their career thus far.

The band will be on tour throughout the summer and have confirmed a series of festival appearances including a spot at the Isle Of Wight festival.

You can watch a video of The Darkness walking onstage at Download Festival last summer by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.


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