“Wonderfully eccentric and trend-detached, The Darkness also stand on their heads (sometimes literally) to deliver the most unashamedly entertaining show in contemporary hard rock.”-- LA WEEKLY (10/19/12)
As the multi-platinum British rock group The Darkness prepare to return to the U.S. for their headlining “Let Them Eat Cakes” world tour, their third album "Hot Cakes" is making its mark on Best of 2012 album lists at iTunes, Amazon and Google.
The LP has received wide critical praise.
Magnet magazine hailed the group’s “solid, tuneful rock pop” (9/2012), while the Associated Press noted, “Hot Cakes just exudes fun. ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’ has a feel-good 1980s rocking chorus and guitar solos you can imagine being played in atop a huge speaker in a stadium” (8/20/12).
Elsewhere, Pitchfork noted their “…rich, harmonic solos.” (8/16/12) and Paste said, “Hot Cakes is the most varied record of the Darkness’ canon 11 killer-no-filler songs that steer through the ‘70’s and early 80’s and veer from fist-pumping anthems to mid-tempo good-time rock all with an ear for a killer pop hook.
In more online news, the group’s dynamic frontman Justin Hawkins is the featured artist on Amoeba Records’ “What’s In Your Bag” today. Watch the clip as JUSTIN walks the aisles of Amoeba Records Los Angeles flagship and picks his favorite movies, TV shows album covers and more: