Today The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of Renaissance Men, their first full-length studio album in 10 years on Graphite Records.
To celebrate the release of Renaissance Men, The Wildhearts unveilaNSFW video for the new single Let Em Go:
“Let Em Go is a song about ridding your life of wankers. The Wildhearts feel it is healthy to demand quality friendship and get rid of all the shit from your life.” – The Wildhearts.
The Wildhearts classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, recorded the energetic and diverse ‘Renaissance Men’ at theTreehouse Studio. Produced by Jim Pinder ‘Renaissance Men’ findsThe Wildhearts at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern twist. Bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and the 10 songs, including the radio hits Dislocated and Let Em Go are the perfect manifestation of the band’s immutable wit, charm and righteous anger.
The album cover for ‘Renaissance Men’ was painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom).
The honest and irresistible ‘Renaissance Men’ is an unequivocal triumph, which encapsulates and distills perfectly The Wildhearts’ live energy.
The album is available in usual CD and vinyl formats, with T-Shirt bundles available, plus limited edition orange cassette tape and a yellow vinyl exclusive to independent retailers.
To coincide with the release of ‘Renaissance Men’ The Wildhearts play an 8 date UK tour. This intimate tour will start tonight in Manchester at the Academy 2 and concludes at the Riverside in Newcastle on Sunday 12th May.
The Wildhearts will be completing a series of instore signings while on tour, including Fopp in London’s Covent Garden, the day before their Brixton show.
Fri 10th Norwich HMV @ 5.00pm
Sat 11th Leeds HMV @ 2.00pm
Sun 12th Newcastle HMV @ 2.00pm
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 Renaissance Men tour dates
w/ support from Massive Wagons and Towers of London
Fri 24th Derbyshire Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering
Sat 25th Lincolnshire Call of the Wild Festival
Sun 26th Sudbury LeeStock Music Festival June
Wed 26th Carlisle Brickyard
Thu 27th Glasgow Kelvingrove Bandstand w/ Gun & Terrorvision
Sun 30th Gabu Osaka Japan July
Mon 1st Nagoya Apollo Base Japan
Tue 2nd Tokyo Duo Music Exchange Japan
Fri 12th Cheltenham 2000 Trees Festival
Thu 18th Liverpool Grand Central
Fri 19th Kent Ramblin’ Man Fair
Sat 14th Sheffield Rockin The Bowl
Thu 10th Holmfirth Picturedrome
Fri 11th Helsinki Virgin Oil and Co Finland
Sat 12th Stockholm Fryhuset Sweden
Thu 24th Amsterdam Q Factory Netherlands November
Fri 29th Buckley Tivoli
Sat 30th Madrid Sala Spain