The Darkness announce the details of the first single release from their eagerly awaited third album with an over the top video premiere.
‘Everybody Have A Good Time’ is a raucous, fists in the air anthem which showcases the band at their classic rock sing-a-long best, and gives a flavour of the tasty new album ‘Hot Cakes’.
The group are famous for their opulent outlandish video’s – who could forget the spaceship in ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, vocalist Justin Hawkins as a chilly Satan in ‘One Way Ticket to Hell and Back’ and or course the heart-warming festive scenes of ‘Christmas Time’ Don’t Let the Bell’s End.
I have been excited since the band announced that they were back together making music and was front row for their appearance at Download festival and also at the Dublin gig last year.
‘Everybody Have A Good Time’ takes up the baton, and shows The Darkness’ imagination run away with itself and run headlong into the boundaries of good taste, in a fun-filled romp featuring a stripping hairy mammal, live show with added idiots, a machine gun shootout in a story based on the financial crisis which climaxes in a sexy boy meets, er, bear happy ending.
You can also see a behind the scenes clip from the video below. ‘Hot Cakes’ is out 20th August on PIAS, same day as the single. The group just played a triumphant set last weekend at the Isle of Wight and will play T in the Park in July and their own headline show at Thetford Forrest on 14th July.
After several European festivals and shows the band join Lady Gaga on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour.