Monday, December 29, 2014

The Darkness confirm new album and drummer

UK rockers The Darkness have added Emily Dolan Davies as their new drummer while confirming the follow-up to 2012’s “Hot Cakes” will be released in the spring.

“She's a hard hitter,” frontman Justin Hawkins tells Classic Rock magazine about Dolan, who has previously played with Bryan Ferry and Tricky. “She's got the chops and the attitude that you need to be The Darkness' drummer. She also makes us feel like dirty old men."

Dolan replaces original drummer Ed Graham, with whom the band split this fall.

"Ed has had some well-publicized health problems in the past. And for one reason or another, he wasn't capable of doing his job anymore,” explains Hawkins. “We're still friends with Ed. But now that we have Emily in the band, the worry is gone."

The Darkness have completed recording their fourth album – tentatively titled “Cliffhanger” – and scheduled to be issued in March.

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