Following the release of her Street Revolution EP and UK headline tour, punk singer Louise Distras has shared the video for the track ‘Solidarity’.The video captures Louise’s feisty performance in a bold black and white picture, while featuring footage from her recent time on the road where her direct and passionate showmanship fueled stages and excited fans across the UK.
‘Solidarity’ is Louise’s unique interpretation of Little Steven’s 1984 classic, which includes a homage to Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ accentuating the song’s call to action.
It’s one of four fist raising anthems that form the Street Revolution EP, that came out earlier this year. Upon its release, Street Revolution peaked at #10 on the iTunes singer-songwriter album chart and received critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang who said“Louise Distras has the kind of voice that could charm the paint from a car”.
The rallying title-track was immediately championed at Radio X being made John Kennedy’s ‘X-posure Hot One’ as well as airplay support from BBC Radio London where radio DJ Gary Crowley praised the track as “A song for our times. It leaps out of the radio”. Watch the video for ‘Street Revolution’ here.
After starting the year off with a headline tour around the UK, Louise’s next show will be at The King Arthur, Glastonbury in support of International Women’s Day. She’s also recently announced she will be supporting The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing on theirDecade Of Regression 10th anniversary tour this April and has now been confirmed to join Dropkick Murphy’s in Germany at the Berlin Crash Festival in June.
Louise is also branching out to the US audiences and will be playing at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas in May.
Despite her demanding live schedule, Louise has been working on brand new material with her follow up album already in progress. For this record she has been working alongside producers Steve Whale of The Business and Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls) in Oakland, CA and will see her back performing with a full band.
Poised as an exciting punk voice of the generation delivering anthems for the outcasts, and spreading essential awareness of subjects such as homelessness, Louise Distras has a very exciting year ahead with tours, new music and some other special projects on the horizon.
LIVE DATES MARCH
Fri 8th – Glastonbury, The King Arthur (International Women’s Day)THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING TOUR APRIL
Thu 11th – Sheffield, Plug
Fri 12th – York, Fulford Arms
Sat 13th – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
Sun 14th – Cardiff, Globe
Mon 15th – Bristol, Fleece
Tues 16th – Southampton, Joiners
Weds 17th – London, Black Heart
Sat 20th – Leicester, The Shed
Sun 21st – Newcastle, The Cluny MAY
Fri 24th – 27th – Las Vegas, Punk Rock Bowling Festival JUNE
Sat 15th – Berlin, Crash Festival