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Recorded and mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland over three weeks in March 2018, the 12-song record was mixed that following Autumn with Monroe and band-mates Rich Jones and Steve Conte on production duties.

With stunning presence, Monroe’s vocals blaze their unique trail across catchy, low-slung guitars mixing with saxophones, harmonicas and trumpets, plus a smorgasbord of exciting hooks and melodies One Man Gang is old-skool strut with rudely fresh vigour.

The title-track’s bombastic bar-room blitz (featuring a guest appearance by Captain Sensible of The Damned) is a valuable reminder that even if born in the gutter, you must always look to the stars.

It sometimes seems like everybody’s pissing on their own parade,” says Monroe, “whether that’s voting stupid people into power and then complaining about them or whatever, but I’m all about living with a P.M.A. – positive mental attitude – and I’ll never allow myself to be forced away from that.

Then there’s ‘Last Train To Tokyo’, with the sort of sticky-yet-crispy riff that was designed to take over radios from Japan to Jamaica.

In the ‘80s, Hanoi Rocks had a very special relationship with Japan,” explains Monroe, “and it will always be one of my favourite countries. Plus, they still live for rock ‘n’ roll as it should be celebrated, they still have physical product, they still make it crazy, exhausting and really exciting every time you go there, which I am really grateful for.”

With the further electric likes of ‘Junk Planet’, ‘Hollywood Paranoia’ and ‘Wasted Years’ on board, One Man Gang is going to smash down doors and give the rock ‘n’ roll scene a swift, and necessary, kick up the ass.

Michael Monroe will soon be striding back towards the arenas he was born to be in, and everything you see is everything you get.

I do what I do and I’ll never change,” says Monroe, “I don’t dress any different on or off stage because this is who I am… this is the real me.


2019 TOUR DATES:
Aug 02SieravuoriEura, Finland
Aug 03KaislaTampere, Finland
Aug 10Vesileppis HotelLeppävirta, Finland
Aug 16Summer SonicTokyo, Japan
Aug 18Summer SonicOsaka, Japan
Oct 22John Dee Live Club & PubOslo, Norway
Oct 23PustervikGothenburg, Sweden
Oct 24Fryshuset KlubbenStockholm, Sweden
Oct 25High Voltage Rock ClubCopenhagen, Denmark
Oct 26HeadCRASHHamburg, Germany
Oct 27FRANNZ ClubBerlin, Germany
Oct 29La MaroquinerieParis, France
Oct 3002 Academy IslingtonLondon, United Kingdom
Nov 01Brudenell Social ClubLeeds, United Kingdom
Nov 02The Craufurd ArmsWolverton, United Kingdom
Nov 03Engine RoomsSouthhampton, United Kingdom
Nov 04The Mill, DigbethBirmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 05The GarageGlasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 06Manchester Club AcademyManchester, United Kingdom
Nov 07The FleeceBristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08The SugarmillStoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Nov 09Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIIIVauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom


ONE MAN GANG TRACK LISTING:
1. One Man Gang
2. Last Train To Tokyo
3. Junk Planet
4. Midsummer Nights
5. The Pitfalls Of Being An Outsider
6. Wasted Years
7. In The Tall Grass
8. Black Ties And Red Tape
9. Hollywood Paranoia
10. Heaven Is A Free State
11. Helsinki Shakedown
12. Low Life In High Places
Available on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and as special D2C editions, pre-order live as of Aug 9th

RECORDED AND MIXED AT: E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland
PRODUCED BY: Michael Monroe, Rich Jones and Steve Conte.
RECORDED, MIXED AND ENGINEERED BY: Petri Majuri

BAND LINE-UP:
Michael Monroe - vocals, sax and harmonica
Rich Jones - guitar and vocals
Steve Conte - guitar and vocals
Sami Yaffa - bass
Karl Rockfist - drums

Guest appearances from Captain Sensible (lead guitar on ‘One Man Gang’), Nasty Suicide (lead guitar on ‘Wasted Years’), Eicca Toppinen (cello on ‘Low Life In High Places’) and Tero Saarti (trumpet on ‘Heaven Is A Free State’).