The Darkness have today released their expletive-drenched new single ‘Solid Gold’ accompanied by a video of the rock legends performing in a huge aircraft hangar with an abundance of Marshall speaker stacks, in true Darkness style.

Frontman Justin Hawkins announces: “we have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well-publicised hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping. Hence the lyric ‘we’re never gonna stop…shitting out solid gold.’ Barring any unforeseen circumstances, The Darkness will always be here to delight and beguile. You’re welcome.”

An absolute monster of a rock song, ‘Solid Gold’ takes no prisoners, taking direct aim at the music industry and addressing record companies, egos and the insincerity that comes with it. It will make uncomfortable listening for A&R men everywhere.

“There’s a guy coming down from Sony / Artist and Repertoire
If he likes what he hears in those stupid ears / I can buy myself a faster car
Blowing smoke up our arses / Everything we do is ace
He wants to wine and dine us / He’s desperate to sign us
Cause we melted his fucking face”

Watch the video for ‘Solid Gold’ here.

‘Solid Gold’ is the latest single to be taken from The Darkness’ forthcoming album Pinewood Smile—coming to your ears on the 6th of October through Cooking Vinyl.

Pre-order Pinewood Smile here.

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Photo: Simon Emmett