Brooklyn’s Darkwing make a huge sound. It isn’t one that’s easily pigeonholed: some of the vocals draw influence from 80s goth bands like Bauhaus with their echoing presence, but they aren’t a goth band. The drums rattle at speed like they’re driving a solid piece of garage rock, but if you’re looking for something along the lines of The Hives or a DIY band signed to Brooklyn’s own King Pizza Records…just forget it.
Their new single ‘Ignorant Ghost’ – released ahead of an EP, due later in the year – delivers heavy guitars of an alternative 90s persuasion, but the track is quite far removed from merely recycled Seattle sounds. A dual vocal – male and female – only adds to the chaos.
Needless to say, if you like heavy riffs and a huge mix of sounds, you’ll love it. What it tells the world about the forthcoming EP is anyone’s guess. Based on Darkwing’s willingness to experiment, the EP could feature more of the same, or something entirely different!
In the meantime, take a listen to ‘Ignorant Ghost’ below.