The Darkness vocalist Justin Hawkins to Chaoszine: “We want to bring joy and happiness to peoples lives”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 23.7.2021

U.K. glam rock giants The Darkness will release their next album “Motorheart” on October 15th via Cooking Vinyl.

Drop the needle anywhere on “Motorheart” and be instantly transported from this moaning and weeping vale of tears to Elysian fields of rock where all hands are raised, the drinks — just as in the Club Tropicana of yore — are free, and everyone wears a pleasingly salacious grin. Does it rock? Is the sun hot? Has your partner’s touch grown cold? The Darkness are the Orwellian boot stamping on the flaccid face of limp rock, forever!

Brimming with their trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock ‘n’ roll extravagance, fans will get the first preview of The Darkness‘s newest masterpiece when the first single is unveiled next month.

After releasing “Motorheart”, the band will be heading out on a full U.K. tour in November and December this year with support coming from British Lion, the side project of legendary Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris.

Band’s vocalist Justin Hawkins has said the following about the upcoming album:

 “The time has come, the walrus said… to put your fookin pants on your head and rock like Satan is eating your private parts with a pointy fork! Yes, we, The Darkness, are the fuck back on tour, praise Satan’s better half… come and party with us like it’s the last orders at the last chance saloon. Which it may well be, but I wouldn’t like to comment any further on that. Get in kids, it’s The Darkness, wot you knows and luvs, plus British Lion — Steve Harris’s top rock band who are guaranteed to blow your socks straight up your welcoming arses. What a night! Delirium! Outfits, including hats! Denim that smells of hamsters! Who doesn’t want that? See you down the front, connoisseurs of the finest that life has to offer…”

– Justin Hawkins

Before releasing the album and heading out on first proper tour in almost two years The Darkness will play two shows in July, on 23rd at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm and on 31st at Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland. Chaoszine had the possibility to have a Zoom chat with the band’s frontman Justin Hawkins about the upcoming show at Qstock festival and how does it feel to get back playing shows after the pandemic. Other topics in the interview were the band’s upcoming album “Motorheart”, Patreon page Hawkins started during pandemic and singer’s stint at Masked Singer UK. You can watch the full interview below:

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