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Darkness Putting Finishing Touches To New Album

Friday, August 5th 2011 01:00

The band's comeback record nearly done

In an interview in this month's Total Guitar magazine frontman Justin Hawkins says that the bulk of the album is complete, but the band are figuring out how to finish it.

"To use one analogy, the house is built," Justin tells Total Guitar as part of an exclusive interview. "And it's a lovely house. How we decorate it is the next conundrum. We're getting to the stage where it's like, how much do we want to blow it?

"We could do all those big Queen arrangements, it's just whether we want to. Do you overblow it? Do you underblow it? Do you cup the sack while administering said blowjob? Do you pop a finger up the arse? We have to decide how the happy ending goes."

"There's some really great, almost 'Dire Straits' Strat stuff from Justin on the record," says his brother Dan. "That's another big influence.

"There are some interesting wah sounds, and we made a point of ditching all that click track shit, because rock music needs to breathe. It's party music. With something like 'Cannonball', every single part of the song is a riff!"

The album, which is expected early in 2012, will be the follow up to 2005's One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back.

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