Out October 21st, 2022

UK veterans Darko return with SPARKLE, a genre-defying EP showcasing classic Darko vibes mixed with some new twists and turns. It’s also the quintet’s first release featuring new frontman, Tom West, previously of Almeida.

SPARKLE will be available digitally, on 4-panel wallet CD and colored 12″ vinyl EP cut at 45 RPM.

Fans who want early access to all four tracks can purchase an exclusive 34-minute 4K feature, directed by Benny P (KoRn, Lenny Kravitz, Buzzcocks), featuring candid interviews and playthrough videos of ‘SPARKLE’ in its entirety. ‘SPARKLE IN MOTION’, is available today on Vimeo On Demand.


The Ladder
Cruel To Be

All songs written by DARKO
EP Produced and Mastered by Will Duff at Goliath Sound Studios
Drums Recorded by Daly George at The Ranch
Drums Edited by Charlie Munro at Munro Audio
Extra Vocals in The Ladder by Katz Hinsley, from Follow You Dreams
EP Artwork by Helena Smyth AlphineAyita



“Melodic and heavy, fast and intricate, Darko plays furious melodic hardcore in incendiary live shows.”FRONT Magazine

“Alright, let’s just get this out there for everyone: this band is composed of some SERIOUS rippers.”Dying Scene

“Darko match A Wilhelm Scream act perfectly for on-stage energy, shredability and a hard-working but fun attitude. Darko never give less than 110% live and they always have the best time doing it.”Shout Louder

‘They’ve got the skills and imagination to make this a heart-racing listen… check out Darko right now’Big Cheese

‘Techy skate-punk for fans of Belvedere and Strung Out’Rock Sound