The Darkness

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The Darkness is a British rock band formed in Lowestoft, Suffolk in 2000 by brothers Justin Hawkins and Dan Hawkins. Together with Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham the band recorded and released their debut album Permission to Land in 2003. Poullain left the band in 2005 and was replaced by Richie Edwards, before the release of One Way Ticket to Hell ...and Back. Lead-singer Justin Hawkins announced he had left the band in October 2006.

On 15 March 2011, after a 5-year hiatus, The Darkness announced a reunion. The following year they released their third studio album, Hot Cakes. Drummer Ed Graham was replaced by Emily Dolan Davies for the album Last of Our Kind (2015), she left the band before the album was even released. With their new drummer, Rufus Taylor (2), The Darkness have released two studio albums: Pinewood Smile (2017) and Easter Is Cancelled (2019).
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Albums

The Darkness - Permission To Land album art The Darkness Permission To Land (Album, Single) Atlantic, Must... Destroy!! Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
The Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back album art The Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back (Album) Atlantic Venezuela 2005 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Hot Cakes album art The Darkness Hot Cakes (Album) [PIAS] Recordings Colombia 2012 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Last Of Our Kind album art The Darkness Last Of Our Kind (Album) Canary Dwarf Ltd. Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none The Darkness - Blast Of Our Kind Tour - London Roundhouse - 20 Dec 2015 album art The Darkness Blast Of Our Kind Tour - London Roundhouse - 20 Dec 2015(M/Stick, MP3, Ltd) All About Live none UK 2016 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Pinewood Smile album art The Darkness Pinewood Smile (Album) Cooking Vinyl UK 2017 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Live At Hammersmith album art The Darkness Live At Hammersmith (Album) Cooking Vinyl UK 2018 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Easter Is Cancelled album art The Darkness Easter Is Cancelled (Album) Cooking Vinyl Japan 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DUSTY001CD The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love album art The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love(CD, EP) Must... Destroy!! DUSTY001CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Growing On Me album art The Darkness Growing On Me (Single) Must... Destroy!! Australia 2003 Sell This Version
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love album art The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Single) Must... Destroy!!, Atlantic Japan 2003 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Get Your Hands Off My Woman album art The Darkness Get Your Hands Off My Woman (Single) Must... Destroy!! UK 2003 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) album art The Darkness Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) (Single) Must... Destroy!!, Atlantic UK & Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling album art The Darkness Love Is Only A Feeling (Single) Must... Destroy!!, Atlantic Europe 2004 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Friday Night album art The Darkness Friday Night (Single) Atlantic Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
none The Darkness - Get Your Hands Off My Woman... Again album art The Darkness Get Your Hands Off My Woman... Again(CDr, Single, Promo) Atlantic, Must... Destroy!! none UK 2004 Sell This Version
The Darkness - One Way Ticket album art The Darkness One Way Ticket (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic UK 2005 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Girlfriend album art The Darkness Girlfriend (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic UK 2006 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Is It Just Me? album art The Darkness Is It Just Me? (Single) Atlantic, Must... Destroy!! Australia 2006 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Everybody Have A Good Time album art The Darkness Everybody Have A Good Time (Single) [PIAS] Recordings US 2012 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us album art The Darkness Nothing's Gonna Stop Us (Single) Mythophonic Music Management Europe 2012 Sell This Version
The Darkness - Every Inch Of You album art The Darkness Every Inch Of You (Single) [PIAS] Recordings Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) album art The Darkness Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)(CDr, Single, Promo) Canary Dwarf Ltd., [PIAS] Recordings none UK 2013 Sell This Version
none The Darkness - Keep Me Hangin' On album art The Darkness Keep Me Hangin' On(CDr, Single, Promo) Canary Dwarf Ltd., [PIAS] Recordings none Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none, PIASR336S The Darkness - The Horn album art The Darkness The Horn(7", Single, Pic) Canary Dwarf Ltd., [PIAS] Recordings none, PIASR336S UK 2013 Sell This Version

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rawknwolf

rawknwolf

June 9, 2015
The latest release "Last of our kind" is a fantastic Collection of well arranged rock songs. After the third time listen to this record you are hooked!
Great riffs and extraordinay vocal performences! For me this album is on the top 5 list of the year!

Get it or get out;)

SnoringCore

SnoringCore

March 19, 2013
I was sure they were from the 80's, at lease 90's...
Well their music are good :) I like the high vocals :p Their first is their best !

But I don't think thay are the new "Queen". First, "new" isn't appropriate to describe them. Second, they are not revolutionnary, they just tried to keep the 80's hard rock alive (wish, even if I really like this kind of music, is dead...).

I think we need something new... But if they made this in the 80's, they probably been a good one !!!
Crijevo

Crijevo

January 2, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Both the public and critics alike might call them the new 'Queen' but personally I don't think they are either that or anything already out there from Aerosmith, Poison, Guns, Europe, later-Status Quo or Kiss that this group of retro-trendies have more in common with. Rock music for parties once you're drunk enough (and wishfully with long hair) praying the DJ won't play anything softer - groovy, yes; appealing, try with above groups. Especially Queen.

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