THE DARKNESS have shared a new track ‘Hammer & Tongs’, revealed the reason of the split with their female drummer Emily Dolan Davies & introduced the new drummer

May 15, 2015

The brand new track of British rockers The Darkness, titled  ‘Hammer & Tongs’, is taken from the band’s fourth album, Last Of Our Kind. The longplay will be out June 1, produced by The Darkness very own guitarist Dan Hawkins. Listen to the new track below.

Emily Dolan Davies

Last month The Darkness parted ways with their drummer Emily Dolan Davies and welcomed the new one, Rufus Taylor, the son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor.

The Darkness frontman Justin Hakwins commented on the line-up (via Blabbermouth): “We love Emily. She’s a great drummer and a nice person, but it broke down because she couldn’t be available for everything we needed. I think we’re quite a demanding band to be in…”

The new drummer, Rufus Taylor, first appered with the band live on April 24, at the Gibson release party for Last Of Our Kind in London. “It felt like a revelation,” Hawkins explained in the interview with Kerrang!. “We had a lot of mutual friends, and as it would turn out, Brian May’s guitar tech put him forward for the gig. There’s something really special about his drumming. So, yeah, we want to work with him for as long as we can. This is The Darkness, though, so things can change in a heartbeat.”

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