The Darkness – Solid Gold (Cooking Vinyl)
The Darkness - Solid Gold

Release Date: Out Now

“We’re gonna blow people’s fucking heads off, people gonna shit themselves”, sings Justin Hawkins without so much as an introduction and you know you’re in for a good time. ‘Solid Gold’ is the second single to be released on The Darkness’ comeback trail and it’s a satisfyingly solid slice of rock’n’roll. The vocals are falsetto, the riffs are AC/DC sized and the chorus is, well, “We’re never gonna stop shitting out solid gold”. I know it’s not cool or big or clever but it’s a lot of fun and if you leave your hipster man-bag at the door then you might just enjoy yourself. The video is so tightly packed full of rock’n’roll clichés that you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was a pair of Derek Smalls’ undercrackers but no, it’s just the Darkness doing what they do so well. The only question that remains is why the’ve been away for so long. And how on earth to they squeeze in to those trousers….

Live Dates:

27th August – Rock The City, Bucharest
13th October – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick City
14th October – The Academy, Dublin
15th October – The Limelight, Belfast
3rd November – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona
4th November – Sala But, Madrid
5th November – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao
8th November – Alcatraz, Milan
9th November – Orion, Ciampino
10th November – Vox Club, Nonatola
12th November – Simm City Festsaal Zentrum Simmering, Vienna
13th November – Technikum, Munchen
14th November – Columbia Theater, Berlin
16th November – Matrix, Bochum
19th November – Le Trabendo, Paris
20th November – Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln
23rd November – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
24th November – Academy, Manchester
25th November – King George’s Hall, Blackburn
27th November – O2 Academy, Leeds
28th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
29th November – O2 Academy, Glasgow
1st December – Victoria Hall, Stoke On Trent
2nd December – Rock City, Nottingham
3rd December – Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich
5th December – G Live, Guildford
7th December – Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff On Sea
9th December – O2 Academy, Birmingham
10th December – Eventim Apollo, London
11th December – Dome, Brighton
13th December – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
14th December – Colston Hall, Bristol

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