Sunday, 12 February 2012

Single Review: The Darkness - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us

The Darkness were always a band that used their own self-belief and cockiness to carve their own section in musical history that, to be honest, probably shouldn't have existed. It is therefore completely fitting that their comeback single after 6 years absence has all the subtlety of Akon's attempts to get women into bed. Even the album artwork speaks of their ridiculous confidence, with a cartoon Justin Hawkings proudly wheelying a Chopper whilst wearing an American flag pattered cat suit. But it all just seems to work. I mean this is no "I Believe In A Thing Called Love", but the song could easily sit on the bands first album. They seem to have followed their old song check list: Big riff? Check. High Falsetto bit? Check. Big overblown solo? Check. Dodgy euphemisms? Check. None of this is a bad thing. It won't be able to sit up there with their classic songs, but at least it shows that they're back on the right track. It is a good song, far more catchy and listenable than most the tracks on the ill-fated "One Way Ticket To Hell" album. The Darkness are most definitely back and hopefully for good.


Download the song here

1 comment:

  1. I saw them last week in Portland with Foxy Shazam! They were amazing! Simple, straight-ahead rock with loud piercing guitars leading the way. I can't wait for the new album this summer...