Review of Girlfriend Single by The Darkness

The Darkness
Single Review

The Darkness Girlfriend Single

With second record "One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back" not breaking the Top Ten of the album chart, those who predicted the fall of The Darkness seem to be vindicated in their judgement. However their popularity globally seems as strong as ever, having recently visited Australia and Japan, they'll spend the summer rocking the European festival circuit.

With Justin Hawkins' falsetto at an all-time high, "Girlfriend" encapsulates the fun of The Darkness' music, all while carrying a message of reprieve from having cheated on your partner. It's upbeat and has a chorus that a toddler could cope with… but you can't help feel the band are running out of ideas musically. The accompanying video is amusing; with Hawkins paying tribute to eighties' flick "Flashdance".

Alex Lai

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