Saturday, 3 March 2012

Free Download Friday #123: The Darkness

I've stated before that The Darkness seem to divide opinion, but while I would be forced to agree that their second album wasn't a patch on their debut album, even on an off day, The Darkness could teach any number of would be bands a thing or two about Rock!

the Darkness by uselessrebel
the Darkness, a photo byuselessrebel on Flickr.
So, I for one was glad to hear that the original lineup had got together again and were recording a new album. And even better, they have made a track from the new album available as a free download.

Just go the the Music page on the official Darkness website and download the track: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now. Click the link, give them an email address and enjoy.

It's classic Darkness, and I love it. The track starts with sample (from Hawk The Slayer, trivia fans) that says: "I am no messenger, but I will give you a message..." according to the sample clip, the message is "death" but as far as The Darkness is concerned, the message is Rock and how to do it with style!

The track has driving guitars, a catchy chorus and Justin's power-falsetto. The lyrics are about young love, fixing bike chains and dodging parkies - I suspect there's a double entendre in their too but it's probably best not to look for it.

Great stuff! Anyone else glad to see The Darkness back on form?


Mosher said...

I saw them a few weeks ago at the Academy and, simply, they're fun. Loud, silly, bouncy around, catchy, rocking fun.

David said...

I would agree that the key word here is "fun"!