“We needed our ‘Crazy Crazy Nights‘, and this is it.” – Dan Hawkins
“Everybody Have A Good Time”, the feel-good party anthem for the new generation, is the first single to be released from The Darkness’s highly anticipated comeback album. The rise, fall, and rise again of The Darkness contains all the ingredients of a classic rock opera. After selling millions of records, the bassist gets kicked out and the singer leaves the band after a stint in rehab and a highly publicised fallout with his brother, who also happens to be the guitarist in the band.
It’s been almost 7 years since their last album was released and The Darkness return with their most anthemic single yet. “We knew we needed a good, on-point rock song. The chorus wrote itself,” says vocalist, Justin Hawkins. “We needed our ‘Crazy Crazy Nights‘, and this is it,” continues guitarist and co-songwriter, Dan Hawkins.
After reconciling over a curry, the brothers Hawkins have reunited with original bassist, Frankie Poullain and drummer, Ed Graham to complete the lineup.
The album, entitled “Hot Cakes”, comes hot on the heels of the band’s recent 7-date sold-out tour of Australia and is set to be released locally on August 17 2012.