The Darkness have revealed that their third studio album is almost finished.
The Lowestoft band reunited earlier this year with singer Justin Hawkins after parting company in 2006 and performed a comeback slot at Download Festival, with the promise that a comeback album was also in the works.
The band’s last studio album ‘One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back’ was released in 2005, but the rockers have now told Total Guitar Magazine that their new album, which is being produced by Queen and Smashing Pumpkins collaborator Roy Thomas Baker, is almost complete.
Singer Justin Hawkins, clearly in a sexually minded mood, said of the sessions:
To use one analogy, the house is built. And it’s a lovely house. How we decorate it is the next conundrum. We’re getting to the stage where it’s like, how much do we want to blow it? We could do all those big Queen arrangements, it’s just whether we want to. Do you overblow it? Do you underblow it? Do you cup the sack while administering said blowjob? Do you pop a finger up the arse? We have to decide how the happy ending goes.
Hawkins added that the musical influences on the new album were much the same as their debut album ‘Permission To Land’ and that lyrically, the album had been inspired by the band moving back to Suffolk, where they originate from.
Home is where the heart is. When you write songs, you need a grounding to set the stories in. There’s a lot about small-town life. The album has songs about stuff that’s happened to us in the town. As for influences, it’s AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, et cetera.
The Darkness tour the UK in November.