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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, 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, Independent, The, 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, 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 ...

Permission To Like The Darkness

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, 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,, 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, Times, The, 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 ...

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