It was back in 2003 that we witnessed the start of a love affair between one of the most
extraordinary and best loved bands to come from the UK and fans all around the world. The
Darkness exploded from their Lowestoft roots to global success when they released their
debut album Permission To Land to almost overnight success. It topped the UK charts, going
5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone, whilst also becoming a huge
success everywhere from the USA to Australia, Germany to Japan.
The album spawned a series of hit singles including ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’,
‘Growing On Me’, ‘Get Your Hands Off My Woman’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’. It also
clocked up a series of awards including three BRIT Awards, two Kerrang Awards and an Ivor
Novello for ‘Songwriters Of The Year’ amongst many others.
And now, more than 20 years after The Darkness exploded with a big bang which changed
the face of British rock music forever, their cheeky, spandex-clad anthems continue to
capture hearts, and a new generation of fans, around the world today.