The Darkness have announced that their third studio album will be titled ‘Hot Cakes’ and will be released in August.
The band reunited in 2011 after originally parting company in 2006 and performed a comeback slot at last year’s Download Festival. The album will be their first since 2005’s ‘One Way Ticket To Hell And Back’ and is set to feature a track titled ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’, which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
‘Hot Cakes’ will be released on August 20 via Play It Again Sam recordings and has been produced by singer and guitarist Justin and Dan Hawkins along with long-time collaborator Nick Brine. The album’s tracklisting is yet to be confirmed.
Speaking to NME previously about the album, Justin Hawkins revealed that the record’s first single will be titled ‘Every Inch Of You’ and that half of the album will be “really old school AC/DC guitar rock”. He also said that the album will feature some “extreme metal”. He said:
The first single is going to ‘Every Inch Of You’. Half of the record is really old school AC/DC guitar rock and some of it’s a bit more luxurious and layered, a bit like the first album. But there is also some more extreme metal on it. It’s a classic The Darkness album really. We always did take that approach but on the last record we just carried on adding more and more stuff to everything. Nobody stopped us and we just got carried away I think.
The band will support Lady Gaga on her UK stadium tour in September and across Europe throughout the summer.
You can watch classic NME footage of The Darkness at Download Festival last summer by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
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