The Darkness Release New Single Ahead of Album

The Darkness have released their brand spankin' new single 'Solid Gold' via Cooking Vinyl, accompanied by a video of the rockers performing in a huge aircraft hanger amongst a mass of glam-rock lighting and Marshall speaker stacks.

Frontman Justin Hawkins says, “We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well publicised hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping. Hence the lyric "We're never gonna stop... Shitting out solid gold". Barring any unforeseen circumstances, The Darkness will always be here to delight and beguile. You're welcome.

With lyrics like the below, the song clearly takes ai at the music industry, addressing record companies, egos and the insincerity that comes with it. “There's a guy coming down from Sony / Artist and Repertoire If he likes what he hears in those stupid ears / I can buy myself a faster car Blowing smoke up our arses / Everything we do is ace He wants to wine and dine us / He's desperate to sign us Cos we melted his fucking face” Solid Gold is the latest single to be taken from The Darkness’ forthcoming album Pinewood Smile, out October 6 through Cooking Vinyl.

Check it out below:

You can pre-order Pinewood Smile here.

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