Quote of the Year

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Band of 2003: “‘It’s going to be a bit like having sex in front of your parents – you know, that moment when you’re a teenager and you’ve been having a wank with your eyes closed in your bedroom and you wake up and there’s suddenly a steaming mug of tea next to you?’ says Justin Hawkins, the wiry, hard-bitten lead singer of The Darkness, Britain’s most exciting rock band of 2003.”