The Darkness have revealed October 6th will see the release of their fifth album Pinewood Smile through Cooking Vinyl.

As well as that, the band have today unveiled album opener All The Pretty Girls across all streaming platforms.

The tune is a glorious, hard-rockin’, autobiographical anthem intellectually examining the fact that when you’re a rock star you get a lot of attention from ladies and discussing the ethical conundrums that come with that.

As Justin Hawkins so eloquently sings with trouser-splitting vocal magnificence: “All the pretty girls, like me for who I am / All the pretty girls, when the record goes platinum / Plenty of action, massive attraction, when you’re selling out stadiums / All the pretty girls… and their mums”.

Addressing the forthcoming album and The Darkness’ undoubted relevance in 2017, Hawkins asks: Why should anybody care? Because if you don’t, we’re fucked!! History will remember us as the apathetic generation who negligently ushered in a dreadful dystopian age that may or may not come to be known as ‘The Rise of the Arseclowns’.

We cannot allow this to continue! You may not give a shit about Brexit or Trump, but PLEASE… give a shit about The Darkness otherwise the last bastion of cultural sensibility will fall and our airwaves will be polluted by meaningless pop purveyed by arseholes and morons… Oh wait!”

To celebrate the release of Pinewood Smile, The Darkness will be touring extensively at the end of this year playing 17 dates in the UK throughout November and December including a headline show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10th.

Pinewood Smile Tracklist:

All The Pretty Girls

Buccaneers Of Hispaniola

Solid Gold

Southern Trains

Why Don’t The Beautiful Cry?

Japanese Prisoner Of Love

Lay Down With Me, Barbara

I Wish I Was In Heaven


Stampede Of Love

The Darkness - Pinewood Smile


23/11 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24/11 – Manchester, Academy
25/11 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
27/11 – Leeds, O2 Academy
28/11 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
29/11 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

01/12 – Stoke-On-Trent, Victoria Hall
02/12 – Nottingham, Rock City
03/12 – Norwich, UEA
05/12 – Guildford, G Live
06/12 – Margate, Winter Gardens
07/12 – Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
09/12 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
10/12 – London, Eventim Apollo
11/12 – Brighton, Dome
13/12 – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
14/12 – Bristol, Colston Hall


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