DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins is planning to shock fans with his first ever solo album - by taking a radical new musical direction.

While fans of the glam rockers are anxiously anticipating the band's second album, Hawkins is already giving them a taster of his solo material - which won't be released until after The Darkness' next LP.

Hawkins says of his work, much of which was written before The Darkness debut album PERMISSION TO LAND, Some of it's arranged in more of a Motown style and there's lots of different approaches, toying with some bluegrass and reggae, things like that.

"I'm just climbing right up my own a**e. I haven't had an opportunity to do that for some time now, so it's really fun."

28/04/2005 21:33