Finnish glam punk icon Michael Monroe has announced full details of his eleventh solo album ‘One Man Gang’.
Released on Friday 18th October via Silver Lining Music, ‘One Man Gang’ boasts 12 new songs that were recorded with Petri Majuri at E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland over three weeks in March 2018.
The record was mixed by Majuri last autumn with Michael Monroe and his band mates Rich Jones and Steve Conte on production duties.
According to the promotional blurb, ‘One Man Gang’ “is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock‘n’roll dream.”
Ahead of the album’s release, Monroe has premiered the title track featuring Captain Sensible of The Damned fame on lead guitar. Watch the lyric video here:
“It sometimes seems like everybody’s pissing on their own parade,” Monroe says of the track. “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.”
Commenting on the song ‘Last Train To Tokyo’, Monroe said: “In the ‘80s, Hanoi Rocks had a very special relationship with Japan 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.”
‘One Man Gang’ is available to buy on CD, coloured vinyl, digital formats and as special direct to consumer editions. The track-listing is as follows:
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
Michael Monroe tours the UK in late October and early November, and tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
He plays the following shows:
London O2 Academy Islington – Wed 30th
Leeds Brudenell Social Club – Fri 1st
Milton Keynes Crauford Arms – Sat 2nd
Southampton Engine Room – Sun 3rd
Birmingham The Mill – Mon 4th
Glasgow The Garage – Tue 5th
Manchester Academy – Wed 6th
Bristol Fleece – Thu 7th
Stoke Sugarmill – Fri 8th