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The Darkness: Never Say Die

On the road in Ireland, the Lowestoft titans sound rejuvenated. At least until their new drummer quits...

When the giant, guitar-shaped cake emerges it takes several minutes to reach the stage. Not because of the enormity of the venue its intended recipient is playing tonight – Cork’s sweatily intimate Cyprus Avenue club – but because the dressing room from which the cake, and before it the band, came is a storage basement that can only be accessed through the audience, and a trio of roadies have to wade through the 300-strong crowd with the oversized confectionery raised above their heads.


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