The Darkness Deliver a ‘Solid Gold’ Performance for New Video
The Darkness are back and ready to rock your world and take the piss out of the music industry in one fell swoop. The band just unleashed their new video for "Solid Gold," which can be seen in the player above.
While the band plays in a giant aircraft hanger amongst the bright lights and Marshall speaker stacks, they also take a swipe lyrically at the discovery and recruitment process labels throw at musicians.
“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 f--king face,” boasts singer Justin Hawkins, while later bragging that soon they'll all be "s--tting Solid Gold."
Hawkins says, “We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well publicized hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping. Hence the lyric 'We're never gonna stop... S--tting out solid gold.' Barring any unforeseen circumstances, The Darkness will always be here to delight and beguile. You're welcome."
The cocksure rockers are ramping up to the release of their Pinewood Smile album, which is due on Oct. 6 through Cooking Vinyl. You can pre-order the disc at this location. And look for the band hitting the road at these stops.
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