With the incessant whine of indie bands attacking the general public’s eardrums from every angle, it has been little surprise that Darke Horse, with their ballsy, high octane rock shows, have developed such a considerable following in the north of England and one that is expanding south. With their ferocious guitar licks and grinding bass lines, Darke Horse are sticking to their principles of building a sound that simply compels people to get up, dance and have a damn good time.
Originating from Sheffield, the four-piece have experienced a whirlwind of growing support since their inception at the end of 2007 which has seen them move from the humble surroundings at the back of a cushion factory to to the front of a recording studio, via Nashville, Tennessee, not to mention having the launch of their single “Flat Screen Suicide” supported by former Andrew WK guitarist and producer Jimmy Coup. Their debut single has just been pimped up and down the country and is airing on LAVA TV (SKY 378)
2012 is continuing with the same level of momentum as Darke Horse have enjoyed airplay on some of XFMs mainstream shows. Their credentials have not gone unnoticed by the established side of the industry with drummer Jonno Lodge being described by Clive Burr and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame as 'the best drummer since John Bonham,' and lead singer and guitarist Simon Kaviani voted best guitarist in the National Rock Idol competition as well as winning the Riffathon song writing contest, a contest set up by Jimmy Page and Brian May in aid of their charity ABC.
Watch this space... it's all about to get big.