Rock gods The Darkness have announced the release of their first live album ‘The Darkness – Live At Hammersmith’, out on June 15 through Cooking Vinyl – and you can listen to ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Live)’ now on the Fantasy Premier League playlist.
The album captures The Darkness on sterling form at their iconic London headline show at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo in December last year. In true Darkness spandex-clad fashion it featured huge riffs, mighty bass faces, seismic drumming, hair raising falsetto, Justin Hawkins acrobatics, gigantic disco balls and a whole lotta pyro.
Justin says, “The Darkness is untamed. It cannot be caged. Some very clever recording engineers have discovered a way to capture its essence; all that remains is for us to release it back into the wild.
“Life is about experiences, not possessions. This is your opportunity to possess the experience of The Darkness Live, as perceived by your ears, leaving your eyes free to scan the road ahead for obstacles, or to watch Emmerdale with the sound off, or to mould clay, or to darn socks, or to look at the beautiful artwork in this magnificent gatefold. Release yourself into The Darkness – Live at Hammersmith.”
The multiple award-winning, platinum-selling band headlined Hammersmith as part of their extensive Tour De Prance, in support of their latest critically acclaimed Top 10 album ‘Pinewood Smile‘. The tour saw the band sell out shows across the UK and Europe last year. They are currently on a mammoth 27-date tour of the US, Canada and Mexico.
‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ – one of two songs made available for streaming now – is taken from the Darkness’ – Justin Hawkins (vocals & guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar), Frankie Poullain (bass) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums) – chart topping, 4x platinum selling debut album ‘Permission To Land‘.
The Darkness are hitting the road again in June and will be playing arenas across the UK and Europe in support of The Hollywood Vampires supergroup featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Following this they will be supporting Queen at TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow on July 6 and at Dublin’s Marlay Park on July 8.