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Salad Days Magazine | February 3, 2023

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Watch skate-punks Darko tear up Japan in new video

Watch skate-punks Darko tear up Japan in new video
Salad Days

Convention-defying melodic punks Darko are pleased to reveal a high octane live video for ‘Canthus Viewpoints’, the last track to be taken from the ‘Sea Of Trees’ EP which is out now on Lockjaw Records.

Containing an eye-watering amount of intense, shred-laden skate punk that barrels along at a pace that would drain the blood from the knuckles of even the most ardent thrash fan, this is pure, unfiltered Darko at their hooky, thrilling best. To celebrate their first visit to Japan for a week of headline tour dates, the band also recently released a compilation album of all their previous material titled ‘The Beards & Before’ as a Japanese exclusive through Milestone Sounds, featuring tracks from their back catalogue of the Darko EP, ‘From Trust To Conformity’ and ‘Sea Of Trees’. “Japan was such an amazing experience” enthuses Rob Piper about their recent stint in the country “This tour was the furthest from home we’ve been as a band and it was a humbling feeling traveling to the other side of the world and seeing the audience singing our tunes back to us. “Everyone we met was so welcoming and awesome, I can’t wait to get back out there – it’s also a great place to refine your karaoke skills! This video gives you a taste of the energy and excitement we experienced whilst on the tour. We also can’t say thanks enough to the Romantic Nobita booking team for keeping us in check for the week.”

Channelling the technical skill Pennywise, A Wilhelm Scream and Propagandhi, the quintet specialize in melodic, fingertapped guitar intricacy woven into a balls-out strain of skate punk. Rumour has it that Darko are currently gearing up to announce news of their debut album. Sign up to their newsletter to find out when it drops.

Darko are:

Dan Smith – Vocals
Rob Piper – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Brown – Guitar/Vocals
Karl Sursham – Bass
Andy Borg – Drums

Darko online:

http://www.lockjawrecords.co.uk
http://www.darkoband.co.uk

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