Monday, September 25, 2017

The Darkness preview Pinewood Smile with Southern Trains video

The Darkness are streaming a video for the track “Southern Trains”, as the latest preview to their forthcoming album, “Pinewood Smile.”

“This song has genuine realness in it, innit,” says frontman Justin Hawkins about its reflection on the UK railway system. “Dan and I had to endure the Southern Trains ‘services’ during the making of this album. The only difference between a normal day on Southern Trains and a day when they're all on strike, is that on strike day the ArseClownery is deliberate.

“They are utterly incapable of running a reliable service. Fact. The rest of the world is laughing at us. I hope this song goes some way towards facilitating change...”

The video, which features the group performing the song via Snapchat footage, can be seen here.

Due October 6, “Pinewood Smile” was recorded in Cornwall, UK with producer Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse).

The set delivers the group’s first record with drummer Rufus Taylor - son of Queen legend Roger – who joined the lineup in two years ago after the departure of Emily Dolan Davies following her work on 2015’s “Last Of Our Kind.”

“Pinewood Smile” was first previewed with the lead single, “All The Pretty Girls”, and it’s follow-up, “Solid Gold.”

The Darkness will launch the album on a European tour that will begin in Limerick, Ireland on October 13; the trek includes 17 dates in their native UK throughout November and December, highlighted by a headline appearance at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10.

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