18 Feb 2006

Step into The Darkness

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"I'm Han Solo because I'm dashing, rugged, not afraid to stare danger in the face and take it head on, a hit with the ladies and a very good driver," Edwards says. "And I have a friend who is very hairy. Our drummer Ed is Yoda. He's very wise -- a man of few words -- but when he does speak you'd better listen, because it's gonna be gold!"
16 Feb 2006

ROCK REVIEW

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POOR sales of their second album have not affected the Darkness's sense of occasion, even if it does appear to have chipped away at their confidence to deliver their music with the outright ridiculous bombast it demands. There was something slightly apologetic about their performance. And when your stage entrance involves flying over the audience nestled in the cleavage of a gigantic pair of breasts, there really is no margin for modesty.
16 Feb 2006

The Darkness, SECC, Glasgow

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The difficult second album, One Way Ticket to Hell and Back, may not have sold in the expected truckloads but if this has vexed The Darkness, it doesn't show. Here they are with an even bigger arena tour than last time. Of course, the climax of that involves Justin Hawkins astride a snow leopard, 30ft above the audience. How do you top that?
12 Feb 2006

Alexandra Palace, 8th Feb

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Hello all!

Hopefully I'll have a lot of pics sometime this week and a few small videos of the show! I've already got them, it's finding the time to put them on the site! In the meantime, here's one of my pics that I took!

12 Feb 2006

Time to front up, Justin

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The Darkness have upped the pomp and pyrotechnics, but can they still deliver the goods?

Like southern belles, pomp rock bands know how to make an entrance. They go for the shock and awe approach - thunderous music, blinding visuals. With their PhDs in Spinal Tapestry, the Darkness bring a sense of the absurd to rock basics. We haven't seen them play live for more than a year and, when they do appear, it's with a mixture of bonsai stadium theatrics and colossal daftness.

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