No, not the real darkness Charlie Murphy, but rather cat-suited rock-tards The Darkness have sold enough official band thongs to pay for their new album reports Ananova. According to a new report, the rockers have sold so much official merchandise, including black G-strings emblazoned with The Darkness, which cost £10/$17 each, that they can afford to make another album and go on tour without having to sell any records. Russel Coulthart, who runs pop merchandise website Recordstore.com, said: "Ultimately, bands want to reach fans and maximize revenues without a huge chunk disappearing into the labels. This is definitely a new business model."
In other news, The Darkness are due to take park in Band Aid III recordings going down in London soon.