Hungarian electro-pop noir duo Black Nail Cabaret have today released a bass-driven, uptempo post-punk sounding song entitled ‘Darkness Is A Friend’ as the third single from their forthcoming new album, ‘Chrysanthemum’. Watch the video here.

When I was 6 years old, I was sleeping over at my grandparents’ house and asked if the light could be left on, as I was afraid to sleep in the dark. My uncle came into the room and said: ‘There is nothing to be afraid of, darkness is a friend. Say hello to darkness!’, so I did. It was weird but also funny and it calmed me down. There is only one scary thing out there in the dark: my own fear. The song had a more electronic sound originally, but I deleted the entire backing track except the humming and tried an analogue bass sample just for fun. We took it from there and it felt right. It sounded heavy enough to represent fear.”


The album ‘Chrysanthemum’ is set for release on 1st March 2024 and includes the previously released singles ‘Autogenic’ and ’Roadtrip’. It will be promoted with a UK tour in April that takes in eight shows supporting Empathy Test.

  • 04.04.23  MANCHESTER Rebellion
  • 05.04.23  GLASGOW Classic Grand
  • 06.04.23  BRISTOL Dareshack
  • 07.04.23  NUNEATON Queens Hall
  • 10.04.23  NOTTINGHAM The Chapel
  • 11.04.23  NEWCASTLE Cluny 2
  • 12.04.23  SHEFFIELD Corporation
  • 13.04.23  LONDON Garage

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