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Tour Update! 26-04-2017

Written by on 25 April 2017

Hi guys We have been relaxing over the last few days in sunny Brisbane. The Australian tour starts tomorrow night (April 27) at Eaton Hills Hotel, QLD 4037. I cannot wait! I must say, New Zealand was utterly beautiful and I was so happy to get a chance to see Wellington and Christchurch for the […]

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Studio Update 01-04-2017

Written by on 1 April 2017

All finished. Thanks to Matt Terry (Proprietor of Century Pigeon Studios), George Perks (Engineer), Soft Lad (Guitar and Drums Technician), and Adrian Bushby (Producer and HIT MAKER) We’re going to miss this place and these guys, but it’s time to go home and see our families. You’re going to LOVE this album. See you on […]

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Studio Update 29-03-2017

Written by on 29 March 2017

I haven’t had much time for studio updates lately, it’s all hands on deck at Century Pigeon Studios. As I write this, Dan is recording some ultra heavy rhythm guitars. I’ve already done all my guitar solos – it’s a real topsy turvy, upside down, wrong way up session. Anyway, tomorrow we will be visited […]

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Studio Update 22-03-2017

Written by on 22 March 2017

This is my first attempt at doing a Studio Update from my mobile telephony device.  I hope it works.  We’re having a great day. Dan’s working on a guitar solo. Rufus and I drove to Spar with the windows down,  cranking a tuba March. We had a massive portion of pasta apiece for dinner. More […]

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Studio Update 21-03-2017

Written by on 21 March 2017

All band members have reassembled at Century Pigeon Studios after a weekend of relaxation. We had pie for dinner. I’ll provide a more detailed update tomorrow night, but for now I must away to the vocal booth. Best wishes and warmest regards to you all. Justin ūüôā  

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Studio Update 17-03-2017

Written by on 17 March 2017

It’s my special day,¬† my birthing anniversary…¬†My present haul includes a delicious denim shirt, a vintage Queen tee, a great¬†George Harrison biography, a hardback¬†copy of an Alan Moore Nemo book, some socks, some cash and an unusually large badge. Win. I’ve really enjoyed all the online birthday wishes on Twitter and Instagram and the boys […]

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Studio Update 16-03-2017

Written by on 16 March 2017

I didn’t get a chance to upload a studio update last night, we ran too late. Sorry about that! Tonight we’re putting down the last of the live, no-click backing tracks. We’re WAY ahead of schedule and everything sounds utterly ace. That’s all I got! See you soon Justin ūüôā

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Studio Update 14-03-2017

Written by on 14 March 2017

Full moon at Century Pigeon Studios. We’ve managed to¬†capture 9 tracks of Album V thus far and the arrangements are becoming lush and layered. We recorded the first guest appearance of the session; Oscar Hopperton, from The Pond, brought his Juno over and laid down some delicious (lily)pads. Also, we had stir fry for tea […]

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Studio Update 10-03-2017

Written by on 10 March 2017

Friday night in Century Pigeon Studios, and the air is¬†hot. Dan’s Aga scar has healed up nicely; as long as he¬†doesn’t pick at it I’d say he’s out of the woods. Rufus¬†has been wearing a sleeveless¬†muscle shirt¬†combined with¬†a European Swimming thong. It’s quite inspiring. The music is good and the music is loud. Tonight the […]

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Studio Update 09-03-2017

Written by on 9 March 2017

Rufus’ birthday celebrations last night¬†left the others in a bit of a sorry state. I cleverly dodged the party, but was called into action at 4.30am to go and pick the revellers up from the middle of nowhere after their car broke down. Our manager Chris Taplin paid us a visit today, so we all […]

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Studio Update 08-03-2017

Written by on 8 March 2017

Good News and Bad News from¬† Century Pigeon Studios. The bad news is that Frankie’s “Brown Bastard” bass suffered an injury last night; the headstock snapped almost clean off. Softy is planning a visit to B&Q for some Cascamite glue, so¬†Frankie will have to use the spare in the meantime. Fear not, this is¬†what spares […]

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IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON!!!

Written by on 14 March 2016

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†                       And more to come! Follow us on Twitter @thedarkness and Instagram @theactualdarkness and Facebook/thedarknessofficial for all of the latest TOUR DATES and ANNOUNCEMENTS!

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BACK TO THE USSA Tour 2016

Written by on 22 February 2016

The Darkness is proud to return once again to America. We are here to confirm our reputation as the mightiest live band treading the boards in this saccharine age of music made by computers, millionaires and halfwits. Sometimes by all three! America ‚Äď we give you the BACK TO THE USSA tour 2016, visiting as […]

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Oh Canada! Studio Q Visit

Written by on 1 February 2016

Whilst the ‘Blast of our Kind’ tour was trekking across Canada, we¬†stopped in at Studio Q and performed¬†rousing radio ready renditions of ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman’ and ‘Mudslide’ and Justin and Dan sat down for a chat with host Shadrach Kabango.     Check out the performances HERE!    

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