Darkness Lead Singer Returns, Hot Leg In Tow

anthonyjmiccio | July 3, 2008 9:30 am
One of my favorite albums of 2005 was the Darkness’ unheralded One Way Ticket To Hell…And Back. With the help of Roy Thomas Baker, the band had finally constructed an entire album of ridonkulous pop-metal moments–but it was tossed aside with minimum publicity thanks to internal meltdowns and label indifference. Since leaving the band in 2006, screaming mimi Justin Hawkins announced a solo album, Panther (now scrapped), and released the song “Do It In The Dark” as a free download to promote energy conservation. But now he has a new band, Hot Leg, and they have an album in the can and a tour kicking off next month.

This astonishing mega-tour begins on August 6th at London’s Proud Galleries, hits the Birmingham Barfly on the 7th, takes in the Manchester Roadhouse on the 8th before the explosive Glasgow King Tuts finale on the 9th. Tickets are expected to sell like hot cakes, so click on the link from our myspace profile to get yours!

To celebrate, we’re giving away ‘Heroes’, a live favourite of the future that will NOT appear on the Leg’s long player. You can download it as a free MP3. All we ask in return is that you provide a genuine email address. Then we can keep you abreast of the Leg’s future activities. Click on the link from our myspace profile to get yours!

Meanwhile, the first Hot Leg music album is now complete and it is absolutely stunning. The album is as yet untitled but don’t worry, you’ll be the first to know. We’re aiming for a release later this year on Barbecue Rock Records.

“Heroes” is pretty good for a non-album promotional MP3, and this behind-the-scenes clip is equally promising.

Still, Hawkins has a lot to live up to. Could anyone top this?

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