The Darkness Look To AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith For Inspiration
Hawkins told Total Guitar, "Home is where the heart is. When you write songs, you need a grounding to set the stories in. There's a lot about small-town life. The album has songs about stuff that's happened to us in the town. It's AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, etcetera."
Regarding the group's most noticeable influence, Queen, Hawkins said that the band put a lot of thought into just how much of Freddie Mercury and company they can wear on their proverbial sleeves. "We could do all those big Queen arrangements," he pondered. "It's just whether we want to. Do you overblow it? Do you underblow it?" more on this story
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