UK rockers The Darkness have issued a short audio preview of their new single, “Barbarian”, from their forthcoming album, “Cliffhanger.”
The follow-up to 2012’s “Hot Cakes” is expected in March; the project will feature the debut of drummer Emily Dolan Davies following the band’s split with Ed Graham.
“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."
"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."
Davies will make her debut with The Darkness at an intimate secret show March 4 on Ireland’s Valentia Island as part of a 10-show run across the country to road test their new material.
The Darkness confirm new album and drummer
AUDIO: The Darkness release new single - The Horn
The Darkness announce Permission To Land 10th anniversary tour
The Darkness cancel Australian tour
Search The Darkness at hennemusic