The Darkness is a hard rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk, consisting of Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Rufus Tiger Taylor and Frankie Poullain. They are best known for tracks such as I Believe In A Thing Called Love, Growing On Me and Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End).
Formed in 2000, the band released their debut album, 'Permission To Land', in 2003, which hit #1 in the UK Albums Chart. The band released their second album, ‘One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back’ in 2005, followed by ‘Hot Cakes’ in 2012 and ‘Last of Our Kind’ in 2015. The band are set to release their fifth album, 'Pinewood Smile', in October 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.
The Darkness have been honoured with a string of awards including an Ivor Novello, four Kerrang! Awards, two Metal Hammer Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award and even an Elle Style Award for Most Stylish Band.
The Darkness head out on the Tour De Prance tour of North America in 2018. In September, they head back to the UK for a Bristol charity show as part of Nordoff Robbin's Get Loud campaign.
The Darkness are set to headline Teddy Rocks Festival in May. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Wed 6th Dec 2017
For those who only listen to music that’s deemed trendy by self-appointed tastemakers, the Darkness will always be a joke. Their comically anachronistic rock ‘n’ roll shone brightly on their unit-shifting, award-winning debut ‘Permission To Land’ before the novelty factor evaporated.
Thu 19th Oct 2017
“History will remember us as the apathetic generation who negligently ushered in a dreadful dystopian age that may or may not come to be known as ‘The Rise of the Arseclowns’.” With his unique take on Brexit and Donald Trump matching his group’s equally idiosyncratic and often hilarious new record, we’d like to say welcome back Sir Justin of Hawkins: may conformity and political correctness never darken your wonderfully unhinged door.