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Justin is back with Hot Leg

August 4, 2008

Justin HawkinsIf The Darkness were a bit too flamboyant and over-the-top for your tastes then you’d better watch out, for frontman Justin Hawkins is back with a new, even more flamboyant band.

Two years sober after a well publicised fight with cocaine and alcohol addictions, Hawkins is set to unleash his new project, Hot Leg, on an unsuspecting public, with the band’s first short tour taking in The Barfly in Birmingham this Thursday (Aug 7).

Hawkins has revealed that Hot Leg are ”just a more intense version of the Darkness”, describing it as “generally bigger, brighter and a lot more fun”.

The band’s MySpace page includes one song, Heroes, which fans can download for free and there’s an entirely self-produced album in the pipeline featuring songs with titles like Trojan Guitar, Gay In The 80s and Whichever Way You Want To Give it.

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The rest of the band is made up of guitarist Pete Rinaldi, bassist Samuel SJ Stokes and drummer Darby Todd.

Tickets for the gig are £10.

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