Following the stealth attack of new track ‘Barbarian’ exploding onto the internet last month, THE DARKNESS have announced details of the first single from their forthcoming fourth album “Last Of Our Kind”. ‘Open Fire’ is an explosion of rock which sounds like The Darkness if The Darkness were offered a million pounds to come up with the best song ever in 10 minutes and then 10 minutes later The Darkness are all just driving around in Ferraris – sweet! Check out the video below:
The track is released on the same day as the album, June 1st via Kobalt Label Services and the band have announced a very special, tiny launch Pledge Music Presents gig at London Dingwalls on 3rd June tickets on sale Friday 24th April at 11am from http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedarkness/tickets
The band have just completed a warm-up tour of Ireland where some of the new songs from the album received their first airing and the classics were dusted off for the enjoyment of fans new and old alike. The video for ‘Open Fire’ was also filmed over there on the magical Valentia Island where the album was recorded.
“Last of Our Kind”, released 1st June is the meaty and impassioned follow-up to 2012’s “Hot Cakes” which saw the band reunited having enjoyed a well-publicised and well-deserved hiatus. As distinguished guests of Def Leppard, The Darkness destroyed Download Festival in 2011, then waved goodbye to their loved ones and toured planet Earth for over 18 months. They rounded off 2013 with a celebratory tour marking the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album. ‘Permission to Land’ featured the classics ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’, ‘Love is Only a Feeling’, ‘Love on the Rocks with No Ice’ and ‘Love is a Many Splendoured Thing’; it was the fastest selling debut album by a British band in America since that of The Spice Girls.
“Last of Our Kind’ will be released on limited edition colour vinyl, Compact Disc and downloadable computer files.
The Darkness will be announcing more touring plans soon.
new single; ‘OPEN FIRE’ – 1st June 2015
new album: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ – 1st June 2015
live show: LONDON, DINGWALLS – 3rd June 2015
Barbarian * Open Fire * Last of Our Kind * Roaring Waters * Wheels of the Machine *Mighty Wings * Mudslide * Sarah O’Sarah * Hammer & Tongs * Conquerors
THE DARKNESS: JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/lead guitar), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass/backing vocals)