The Darkness are gearing up for November 28 release of their as-yet-untitled sophomore album. “One Way Ticket” will be the first single off the album and it will drop November 14, according to NME.com.
The band had its share of drama during the recording process: Bassist Frankie Poullain left the band, and both he and the band had very different takes on the departure. Though Poullain worked on the album, the Darkness has since replaced him with former guitar tech Richie Edwards.
As SPIN.com reported back in June, Poullain told NME, “At Darkness HQ, where Justin and his partner [Sue Whitehouse, Darkness manager and Justin’s girlfriend] reside, I have gradually been frozen out over a long period of time.” Hawkins claims that the differences between Poullain and the Darkness were musical, not social. Apparently Poullain no longer believes in a thing called love.
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