Exclusive: hear their comeback track and see behind the scenes video
Michael Baggs

17:15 25th June 2012

Back for 2012 with a new album and supporting Lady Gaga at her UK shows, love 'em or hate 'em cock-rockers The Darkness have premiered their comeback track, 'Everybody Have A Good Time' exclusively on Gigwise. Listen to the track below.

The band raised eyebrows earlier this year when they revealed that new album 'Hot Cakes' would include a cover of Radiohead's classic, 'Street Spirit' and lead singer Justin Hawkins has revealed that it had long been the plan to release a studio version of the track.

"We included the Radiohead cover because it has been a live favourite for many moons, and we wanted to release a definitive recording of our interpretation," said Justin. "Hot Cakes has a nice raw feel to it like the first album had, with occasional luxurious moments akin to the second. We're proud of the songs and we can't wait for people to hear them.

"We've been playing a lot of the material from hot cakes in the live set for some time now. Each time we play a new song it feels like a deep powerful thrust in a frenzied love ritual between us and our fans. August 20th really will be a sweet release for all concerned."

Listen to 'Everybody Have A Good Time' below, the first listen for UK fans, and check out a behind the scenes video - which features priest robes, girls, alcohol and Justin Hawkins' nipples. Let us know what you think!