In less than 48 hours you can get your sticky mits on former Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins’ return to form. And you’d be foolish to miss out on the first single from his new band Hot Leg.

Trojan Guitar clocks in at a mighty five minutes-plus and features all the multi-layered vocals, convoluted lyrics and guitar hooks you’d expect from the man who made classic pomp rock cool again. It’s not exactly catchy – and you’d probably call it a grower – but there’s definitely something special about Hot Leg’s preamble to 2009’s debut album.

Those of us counting down to Extreme’s Newcastle City Hall gig are well aware that Hawkins and co. are providing the support that night. And he told rushonrock: “I think the last time I played there was when The Darkness supported Def Leppard and it’s a venue I just love. As soon as we wrap up our set I’ll be in the crowd picking the best spot to check out the mighty Extreme so seek me out and chew the rock fat.”

Justin, we’ll do just that! Trojan Guitar is released on Monday via Barbecue Rock Records and a full interview with Hot Leg’s Hawkins will appear here soon.