Currently At the Top of The Game
In just a year, and with only one album, The Darkness have fought their way to a headlining slot that many bands spend their whole lives striving for. For bands with crazy perms, headlining Reading and Leeds is the pinnacle of their career and a driving force from day one. Yet without a proven track record, The Darkness are here.
There’s a fairly good chance that if The Darkness were out of tune and off their heads that the fans wouldn’t criticise it – a lot of the crowd seem taken by the band in a very “pop” way. The thing is – that’s a shame for Justin and the rest of The Darkness as it gives them a false sense of security at the top – pop can be very fickle.
Playing through all of their material, the crowd eat out of the bands’ hands – as Justin struts around the stage like a peacock you can’t deny that not only are they great musicians but that they are also a well-oiled performance machine. Put simply – the crowd love them and have reason to.
They’re not the future of rock and they’re not going to be future legends – their eventual fall will, sadly, be as swift as their rise. For now, however, The Darkness are a band that must be seen as they certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to pleasing a crowd.