The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of “21st Century Love Songs”, their brand new full-length studio album on September 3rd through Graphite Records.
“21st Century Love Songs” is the follow up to “Renaissance Men”, their highest-charting album since 1994’s “P.H.U.Q”, which debuted at number 11.
“Renaissance Men” reminded me of our first album, “Earth Vs The Wildhearts”. No one knew how the fans and press would receive it, so it was balls-to-the-wall rock and fuck ’em if they don’t like it. Going in again, for “21st Century Love Songs”, naturally reminded me of our second album, “PHUQ”, where we got to flex our creative muscle and show everyone what we’re capable of. This time we let the songs simmer until absolutely ready. We let the theme of the album present itself. There’s a subtlety to this album, something that people don’t often associate with The Wildhearts, and a sense of adventure in the unorthodox arrangements of the songs. This is where I become a fan of the band when we ditch the rule book and just follow our instinct. Sarcastic, fun, angry, proud, experimental, and belligerent, all wrapped up in a big ‘fuck you, this is the sound of the band in their natural habitat. This time we’re in control.” exclaims Ginger Wildheart.
With The Wildhearts classic lineup of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie, and Danny still holding strong this creatively brilliant band who helped change the landscape of British rock through the ’90s is showing no sign of slowing down.
“21st Century Love Songs” will be available in usual CD and vinyl formats plus an exclusive limited edition red vinyl. There’s also signed photocards with each format whilst stock lasts, as well as T-Shirt bundles available from the band’s webstore www.omerch.com/shop/thewildhearts
To celebrate the release of 21st Century Love Songs’ The Wildhearts play an 18 date UK tour. The tour will start in Cardiff on Friday 3rd September and concludes in Southampton on Saturday 25th September. Their incendiary live performances over the last few years have seen the band’s popularity hit new heights as The Wildhearts continue to cement their reputation and legacy as one of the best bands the UK has ever produced.
Live 2021 tour dates in full
17 Sat Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone
25 Sun Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale
29 Thu Wacken Open Air 2021, Wacken, Germany
30 Fri Rock and Blues Custom Show, Derby
31 Sat Cleethorpes Rocks, Cleethorpes
13 Fri Bloodstock
21 Sat Razernij Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
HEADLINE TOUR DATES
03 Fri Tramshed, Cardiff
04 Sat SWX, Bristol
05 Sun Phoenix, Exeter
06 Mon Cheese & Grain, Frome
08 Wed Academy 2, Manchester
09 Thu Electric Ballroom, London
10 Fri Waterfront, Norwich
11 Sat Chalk, Brighton
12 Sun Madding Crowd, Bournemouth
15 Wed KKs Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
16 Thu Guildhall, Gloucester
17 Fri Boiler Shop, Newcastle
18 Sat Sylus, Leeds
20 Mon Mac Arts, Galashiels
21 Tue Tolbooth, Stirling
22 Wed The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
24 Fri Foundry, Sheffield
25 Sat Engine Rooms, Southampton
1 Fri Great British Alternative Festival, Skegness
2 Sat MK11, Milton Keynes
15 Fri Roadmender, Northampton
16 Sat Cornwall Rocks, Cornwall
To purchase tickets please go to bnds.us/yysup1