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The Darkness

Formed: 2000 in Norfolk, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Justin Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, Richie Edwards, Dan Hawkins, Ed Graham
Biography: England's the Darkness centered around irrepressible frontman Justin Hawkins (vocals/guitars/keyboards), who, along with his guitar-playing baby brother Dan, bassist Frankie Poullain, and drummer Ed Graham, single-handedly resurrected the rather unfashionable sounds and attitudes of late-'70s hard rock ...Read full biography
Permission To Land
Released: 2003
Label: Atlantic Records
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Upon its U.K. release in summer 2003, Permission to Land, the debut album from spandex-clad retro metalheads the Darkness, was a surprise success, hitting the British charts at number two (behind only ...Read full review
Hot Cakes
Released: 2012
Label: Wind-Up
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It's hard to discuss the 2012 album from satiro-hard rock band the Darkness without taking into account how the disc comes on the heels of much anticipation and hardship. The years after the Darkness released ...Read full review