Apr 252018

The Darkness have announced Live at Hammersmith. Recorded at their December 2017 show at London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, it’s the band’s first live album across all formats.

To mark the occasion, The Darkness have made two songs from the album—which is set for a June 15 release via Cooking Vinyl—available for free download with preorders. You can hear one of them, a rollicking version of “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” below.

“The Darkness is untamed,” said frontman Justin Hawkins in a statement. “It cannot be caged. Some very clever recording engineers have discovered a way to capture its essence; all that remains is for us to release it back into the wild.”

“Life is about experiences, not possessions,” he continued. “This is your opportunity to possess the experience of The Darkness live, as perceived by your ears, leaving your eyes free to scan the road ahead for obstacles, or to watch Emmerdale with the sound off, or to mould clay, or to darn socks or to look at the beautiful artwork in this magnificent gatefold. Release yourself into The Darkness—Live at Hammersmith.”

You can preorder Live at Hammersmith right here, and check out its tracklist below.

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Live at Hammersmith tracklist:

Open Fire
Love Is Only A Feeling
Southern Trains
Black Shuck
One Way Ticket
Givin’ Up
All The Pretty Girls
Buccaneers Of Hispaniola
Friday Night
Makin’ Out
Every Inch Of You
Solid Gold
Stuck In A Rut
Get Your Hands Off My Woman
Growing On Me
Japanese Prisoner Of Love
Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love

The Darkness Announce New Live Album, 'Live at Hammersmith'
Source: Guitar World