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Pinewood Smile

Order the new album out now featuring the singles 'All The Pretty Girls' and 'Solid Gold' plus ‘Southern Trains’.

England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods – and one-time saviours of rock’n’roll turned national pleasures – The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood Smile, due for release October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.

Lead track ‘All The Pretty Girls’ is a glorious, hard-rockin’, autobiographical anthem intellectually examining the fact that when you’re a rock star you get a lot of attention from ladies and discussing the ethical conundrums that come with that. Pre-order the album now to get the track as a free download via PledgeMusic.

Addressing the forthcoming album and The Darkness’ undoubted relevance in 2017, Justin Hawkins asks, somewhat rhetorically of the world at large, “Why should anybody care? Because if you don’t, we’re fucked!! History will remember us as the apathetic generation who negligently ushered in a dreadful dystopian age that may or may not come to be known as ‘The Rise of the Arseclowns’. We cannot allow this to continue! You may not give a shit about Brexit or Trump, but PLEASE…. give a shit about The Darkness otherwise the last bastion of cultural sensibility will fall and our airwaves will be polluted by meaningless pop purveyed by arseholes and morons…. Oh wait!”

Returning to save our airwaves from mediocre, auto-tuned tweens and that awful, throbby EDM shite, the album Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career.

Written in Putney, recorded in Cornwall and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse), the compositions have all the crucial elements of classic Darkness fare, but with added layers for the ears to peel away at… like a sonic onion but a lot tastier. It also features the drumming and vocal talents of gorgeous new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of Queen legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks.

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Signed Deluxe CD

Signed Deluxe CD
£13
13.00
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Limited edition six panel softpack + 4 bonus tracks. Limited to 2000 copies.

Tracklisting
1. All The Pretty Girls
2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
3. Solid Gold
4. Southern Trains
5. Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?
6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
8. Lay Down With Me, Barbara
9. I Wish I Was In Heaven
10. Happiness
11. Stampede of Love
12. Uniball
13. Rack of Glam
14. Seagulls (Losing My Virginity)
15. Rock In Space

Limited Edition Signed Coloured Vinyl LP

Limited Edition Signed Coloured Vinyl LP
£20
20.00
All gone!

Limited to 1500 copies. “Most Reddest” Red Heavyweight Vinyl
Includes download code for full album.

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. All The Pretty Girls
2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
3. Solid Gold
4. Southern Trains
5. Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?

Side B
6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
7. Lay Down With Me, Barbara
8. I Wish I Was In Heaven
9. Stampede of Love

Download code to include Happiness

Cassette

Cassette
£7
7.00
All gone!

Tracklisting:
1. All The Pretty Girls
2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
3. Solid Gold
4. Southern Trains
5. Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?
6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
7. Lay Down With Me, Barbara
8. I Wish I Was In Heaven
9. Happiness
10. Stampede of Love

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Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP

Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP
£20
20.00
81 left

“Most Reddest” Red Heavyweight Vinyl
Includes download code for full album.

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. All The Pretty Girls
2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
3. Solid Gold
4. Southern Trains
5. Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?

Side B
6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
7. Lay Down With Me, Barbara
8. I Wish I Was In Heaven
9. Stampede of Love

Download code to include Happiness

Deluxe CD

Deluxe CD
£13
13.00
Available

Limited edition six panel softpack + 4 bonus tracks.

Tracklisting
1. All The Pretty Girls
2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
3. Solid Gold
4. Southern Trains
5. Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?
6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
8. Lay Down With Me, Barbara
9. I Wish I Was In Heaven
10. Happiness
11. Stampede of Love
12. Uniball
13. Rack of Glam
14. Seagulls (Losing My Virginity)
15. Rock In Space

Standard CD

Standard CD
£10
10.00
Available

Standard jewel case packaging.

Tracklisting:
1. All The Pretty Girls
2. Buccaneers of Hispaniola
3. Solid Gold
4. Southern Trains
5. Why Don’t the Beautiful Cry?
6. Japanese Prisoner of Love
7. Lay Down With Me, Barbara
8. I Wish I Was In Heaven
9. Happiness
10. Stampede of Love

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