The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of the Diagnosis mini album today 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 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.
To celebrate the release of the mini album The Wildhearts has unveiled a lyric video for the song Diagnosis : https://youtu.be/UQqCkv9euFI
The powerful and poignant 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.
Who the fuck cares about mental health? The attitude towards this subject is still stuck in Victorian times.
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
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.
“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.
Diagnosis track listing
- God Damn.
- A Song About Drinking.
- The First Time.
- That’s My Girl.
To order/download/listen to the Diagnosis mini album go to: https://ffm.to/wildhearts-diagnosis
To coincide with the release of Diagnosis, The Wildhearts’ play a 10 date UK tour. This tour starts 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
While on tour The Wildhearts are completing signings at Hmv and Fopp to celebrate the release of Diagnosis. Check the band’s social media for details.
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+, Ferocious Dog^, Janus Stark*, Last Great Dreamers~ and Desperate Measures- on selected shows
Sat 5th Concorde 2 Brighton +*
Sun 6th Sub 89 Reading +*
Mon 7th Live Rooms Chester +*
Tue 8th Welly Hull +*
Thur 10th Picturedrome Holmfirth *
Tue 15th Junction Cambridge ^*
Wed 16th Komedia Bath ^*
Thur 17th Engine Room Southampton *-
Mon 21st KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton *~
Tue 22nd Booking Hall Dover *~
Fri 29th TivoliBuckley
Tickets and ticket bundles with new album pre-orders are available at: https://www.omerch.eu/shop/thewildhearts
On Friday 6th December The Wildhearts play a ’30th Anniversary Performance – By Request Set’ at the Rock City in Nottingham. Tickets available from: https://www.alttickets.com/the-wildhearts-tickets
The set list vote closes 15th November and you can vote here: https://forms.gle/Nj85Q2coUEMDyXGd6