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The Wildhearts Announce a Brand New Album

The Wildhearts announce new mini album released October 4th 
featuring 5 brand new songs &  unveil new video 

The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of the Diagnosis mini album on October 4th through Graphite Records. This six track mini album, features five brand new songs and is released as a limited edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10” (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10″ and CD.  All 3 physical formats will also include an exclusive bespoke inner gatefold comic strip illustrated by the award winning Hunt Emerson, who last worked with the band on the Earth Vs’ cover and their classic logo.

The Diagnosis mini album follows the success of Renaissance Men, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, which gave the band’s classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, their highest chart entry since 1994’s P.H.U.Q, when it debuted at number 11.

To coincide with the Diagnosis announcement The Wildhearts have unveiled a new video for Renaissance Men :  https://youtu.be/9nW8VqQobd0

Well fuck me we dropped our first new album in 10 years back in May and blow me down if we didn’t drop a humdinger of an album full of monster riffs and razor sweet melodies. Well, we’ve not only gone back in to the studio to record 5 new songs that will be released as the Diagnosis mini album in October, we’re hitting the road too. We have some great supports confirmed already, The Professionals and Janus Stark and I know there are some other amazing bands to be added to the rest of the tour.  

You’re going to love the new mini album and the surprises we have on there and the tour is going to be one you should not miss. You can’t keep a good band down.” – C.J Wildheart.

The lead track Diagnosis is about “mental health institutions and the medical health profession in this country, and about how it’s letting people down. How the system is broken, and how the suicide rate is not getting any less. 
Depression and mental illness isn’t an issue that attacks any one type of person. Whether you’re homeless or if you’re rich,  this illness is taking people out on a regular basis. The government has pulled most of the funding into mental health research, and as a result people are still ignorant about it.
Education is everything. And the more people talk about depression, the more need there’ll be for education, and the more people will want educating about an issue that doesn’t just affect the people suffering from it, but it affects everyone around them. 
And when someone is in a desperate position and their hope is taken away, then they’re at the mercy of an illness that wants them dead. There’s nothing more important in the world than education on mental health issues.” – Ginger Wildheart 

Diagnosis track listing

  • Diagnosis.
  • God Damn.
  • A Song About Drinking.
  • The First Time.
  • That’s My Girl.
  • LOCAC.

Format
CD
Cat number: GRAPHFAR35CD
>Barcode: 5053760053057

10″ vinyl
Cat number: GRAPHFAR35LP
Barcode: 5053760053064

10” ltd edition coloured vinyl
Cat number: GRAPHFAR35LPC
Barcode: 5053760053071

Digital
Cat number: GRAPHFAR35D
Barcode: 5053760053088

To pre-order the Diagnosis mini album go to: https://ffm.to/wildhearts-diagnosis

To coincide with the release of Diagnosis, The Wildhearts’ play a10 date UK tour. This tour will start in Brighton at the Concorde 2 on Saturday 5th October and concludes at Booking Hall in Dover on Tuesday 22nd October.

Can’t wait to get back out on tour. I’m one of those people that could live in a tour bus” – Ginger Wildheart

Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts play a distinctive fusion of hard rock, perfectly complimented by contemporary melodies. With a career spanning 30 years The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down. Miss these shows at your peril.

The Wildhearts Renaissance Men tour part 2
with special guests The Professionals and Janus Stark on the shows marked *

October

Sat 5th Brighton Concorde 2 *
Sun 6th Reading Sub 89 *
Mon 7th Chester Live Rooms *
Tue 8th Hull Welly *
Thur 10th Holmfirth  Picturedrome
Tue 15th Cambridge Junction
Wed 16th Bath  Komedia
Thur 17th Southampton Engine Room
Mon 21st Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill
Tue 22nd Dover Booking Hall
November

Fri 29th Buckley Tivoli

European shows 

October
Fri 11th  Helsinki Virgin Oil and Co. Finland
Sat  12th  Stockholm Fryhuset  Sweden
Sun  13th  Oslo Pa Bryn Norway Sold Out
Thu 24th Amsterdam  Q Factory Netherlands
Fri  25th   Essen Turock Germany
Sat 26th  Paris  Backstage France
Sun 27th  Ooestende  Manuscript Belgium
November

Sat 30th      Madrid Sala Spain

Tickets and ticket bundles with new album pre-orders are available at: https://www.omerch.eu/shop/thewildhearts

‘2019’s album of the year, bar none’ 
Vive Le Rock

‘A Wildhearts album for our own times’ 10 out 10
Planet Rock Magazine

‘It’s The Wildhearts remembering what they do best’ –  9 out 10
Classic Rock,

‘the best thing they’ve made since their genius / batshit crazy debut, Earth Vs The Wildhearts, back in 1993. Actually, that’s not true. It might be better.’ 
Metal Hammer

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!