British rockers The Darkness were stunned to discover their newfound fame has spread to Australia after they were mobbed in a Sydney nightclub.

The GROWING ON ME four-piece ditched their rock roots for a night out at trendy house club Tank and were shocked when Australian clubbers started to recognise them.

A reveller says, "They were all sitting together, just having a good time with their crew and all of a sudden clubbers realised who they were.

"Before they knew if they were surrounded. It was clear they wanted to be left alone. They weren't rude, they just wanted to enjoy themselves. The fact they were on holiday and not working made them even more determined to remain anonymous."

The glam rockers grew so uncomfortable with the attention, they left early and retired to their hotel.

02/02/2004 13:31