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Darkness, The

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The Darkness Descends

Report and Interview by John Robb,, August 2002

THIS IS A STORY of nudity, skintight cat suits, East Anglian folk tales, a mad dog with bloodshot eyes, well-clipped moustaches, crazed frontmen and hard ...

The Darkness: Permission to Land (Atlantic)

Review by Ira Robbins,, 2003

TRUE AWFULNESS, a state as difficult to achieve with a straight face as greatness without arrogance, is truly something to behold. Behold the Darkness. ...

The Darkness: No, really, we're serious...

Profile and Interview by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 30 August 2003

"I WANT YOU all to repeat after me..." Justin Hawkins, bare-chested and squinting into in the scorching midsummer sun, has 120,000 people in the palm ...

The Darkness: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 13 November 2003

I HAD WATCHED THE DARKNESS phenomenon from a distance, in dismay. Despite the sheer unexpectedness of their vault from clubs to stadiums, every glance at ...

The Darkness: Band of 2003

Report and Interview by Tom Cox, Observer Music Monthly, 14 December 2003

"IT'S GOING TO BE a bit like having sex in front of your parents – you know, that moment when you're a teenager and you've ...

Brit awards: Yanks cannot raise a ripple

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 18 February 2004

WHAT the Brits really needed was a Nipplegate. ...

Permission To Like The Darkness

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, 4 April 2004

YOU GUYS WONDER about us Brits sometimes, don't you? We're so proper and reserved, so tea and scones, so cricket, so ... just so. Then, ...

Ash/The Darkness: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Live Review by Rahul Shrivastava,, 30 November 2004

The Darkness rolled into Newcastle as part of their UK tour. Running out of hairspray: Rahul Shrivastava ...

The Darkness: SECC, Glasgow

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, December 2004

IN POP, last year's underdog can so easily become this year's one-trick pony. The Darkness ended 2003 as the former rank outsiders who triumphed over ...

The gathering Darkness

Interview by Simon Price, The Independent, 13 November 2005

What a year it's been for Lowestoft's campest band of brothers. They've lost a bass player, found a new one (it took, ooh, seconds) and ...

Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 October 2016

From the Residents' freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap's meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of "Weird Al", a chronicle of those who have turned ...


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