Having missed three opportunities to see In Darklight live so far (car, lack of sleep due to shiftwork, toothache, suffocating under own writing hat) not to mention not being able to sign in to MySpace regularly anymore, because the site is so full and slow, it's like steering a diplodocus down the produce aisle of Waitrose (gutted) - after last time I went straight on Amazon and bought the mp3 album instead. And really glad I did.
If you like alternative rock sounds such as Sum 41, Good Charlotte and a drop of Green Day, these guys are for you.
It's easy to see why these guys are being kept so busy. They're both angsty and commercial at the same time, with a strong vocal that can carry off full rock backing, and solo acoustic piano. Inspiring stuff.
There's an impressive quality to the production value behind the recording and mixing, with some quirky interludes between a few of the tracks that serve to show off the mixing and musical talent in the band.
You can find them and sample their music, get their album info, and latest tour dates on MySpace at www.myspace.com/InDarklight - and follow them on Twitter: @InDarklight
Looks like they're booked up with gigs and festivals, as well as private hire - you can catch them often in their base of Andover, Hampshire, or surrounding cities and venues such as Joiners in Southampton.
If you're lucky ;)
...Live review pending - rather like my final paperback proofs in the mail, grrrrrr (ironic empathy!) :)