The Darkness Unveil Lively New Single, “Rock And Roll Deserves To Die”


The Darkness have a hot take of a new single available now for your listening pleasure, “Rock And Roll Deserves To Die.” That’s a pretty easy sentiment to agree with for those of us who are still stuck on Zeppelin and Floyd, but then some fantastic rock ‘n roll like this comes out, rendering the song title a complete oxymoron! Though maybe it’s more of a metaphor for a paradigm shift — a signal that the tried and true methods (as effective as they are) have gone stale and it’s long past time for the genre to start thinking outside the box.

Either way, this song is amazing. It’s not too heavy, not too light, and boasts both top-notch songwriting and vocals — a breath of fresh air in a world of butt-rock and indie-whatever. A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now,” bassist Frankie Poullain says about the new song. “Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It’s pathetic. It deserves to die. Let’s kill the cliché. Let’s break the crucifix. That’s partly what the album is about.”

One can only hope that the rest of the record will be on par with this track. Easter Is Cancelled is The Darkness’ first concept record, and will be out October 4th via Cooking Vinyl — pre-order here. European fans can catch the band on tour this winter; check out the dates below the video and snag some tickets. 

The Darkness 2019 tour

November 26 Belfast, Limelight
November 27 Dublin, Academy
November 29 Nottingham, Rock City
December 01 Birmingham, O2 Academy
December 02 Leicester, O2 Academy
December 03 Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
December 05 Norwich, UEA
December 06 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
December 07 Bath, Pavilions
December 09 Portsmouth, Pyramids
December 10 Brighton, Dome
December 11 Watford, Colosseum
December 13 Manchester Academy
December 14 Newcastle, O2 Academy
December 15 Glasgow, O2 Academy
December 17 York, Barbican
December 18 Liverpool, O2 Academy
December 20 London, Roundhouse

[via Kerrang!]

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