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Dark Suburb set to launch sixteen-track album tonight

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Ghana’s alternate rock band, Dark Suburb, is set to launch its first album “THE START LOOKS LIKE THE END” later today [Friday].

The sixteen-track album which features the likes of Wiyaala, Edem and E.L is expected to blow fans away.

Speaking to the media at a press brief, a member of the group said the disappearance of the band after its first major stage performance two years ago, was to give them ample time to improve on their creativity and produce more songs.

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“We have a sixteen track album now, we are a ready band and we are ready to tour the world, so it’s now one show to the next.

We have had to turn down a lot of bookings because we were working on our album but right now we are done so there is no excuse. We are going to be in everybody’s face.”

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The five-man band was also optimistic about staying relevant and penetrating the Ghanaian market through to the heart of rock music lovers.

“We launched an EP (mini-album), it was more of an introduction for us to test the market and we realised that the potential is big. Since then, we haven’t slept. We have been nominated twice for the Africa Music Award but it’s the media that always jumps to conclusions about why we disappeared.”

The band, which is known for its skeleton mask and dark clothes when on stage, has over the years been criticised for its decision to portray what people term dark energy.

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But in a separate interview with Citi Showbiz, the lead vocalist asked fans to look beyond physical appearance and embrace the philosophy and concept surrounding the brand.

“There is never going to be a time you will see Dark Suburb without the mark. This is who we are. It is just a symbol that beneath the skin colour and the tribes we are all skeletons. We don’t have to hate each other. Our differences are a beauty but what we have in common (skeleton) is more beautiful.

By: Felicia Osei

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