1st new album in 10 years
May UK tour
The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of Renaissance Men on 3rd May, their first full-length studio album in 10 years on Graphite Records.
Listen to the first song from their forthcoming album the cathartic Dislocated here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2NijL5lUV1m1khMH5to4AF
The Wildhearts’ classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, recorded the energetic and diverse ‘Renaissance Men’ at the Treehouse Studio. Produced by Jim Pinder ‘Renaissance Men’ finds The 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 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 to pre-order in usual CD and vinyl, with T-Shirt bundles available, plus in exclusive limited edition transparent red vinyl and orange tape cassette formats.
iTunes preorders will receive Dislocated as an instant track download.
‘Renaissance Men’ track listing
02 Let ‘Em Go.
03 The Renaissance Men.
04 Fine Art of Deception.
06 My Kinda Movie.
07 Little Flower.
08 Emergency (Fentanyl Babylon).
09 My Side Of The Bed.
10 Pilo Erection.
To coincide with the release of ‘Renaissance Men’ The Wildhearts play an 8 date UK tour. This intimate tour will start in Manchester at the Academy 2 on Friday 3rd May and concludes at the Riverside in Newcastle on Sunday 12th May.
“Well fuck me it’s only been 10 years since our last release and we have a monster album on its way. Danny is back in the band and we hit the road in May, playing new tunes and all the old hits. Can’t wait and I know the boys are super bloody excited for this. ROCK!” – CJ Wildheart
Before the Renaissance Men UK tour, The Wildhearts play 2 festivals: the Winters End 2019 in Chepstow and Great British Alternative Festival in Minehead, plus a special warm up show at the Exeter Cavern on Friday 8th March, which is sold out.
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 March tour dates
Fri 8th Exeter Cavern SOLD OUT
Sat 9th Winters End 2019
Sun 10th Minehead Great Brit Alternative Fest
The Renaissance Men May UK tour dates
Fri 3rd Manchester Academy 2
Sat 4th Edinburgh Liquid Room
Mon 6th Cardiff Tramshed
Tue 7th Bristol SWX
Thur 9th London Brixton Electric
Fri 10th Norwich Waterfront
Sat 11th Leeds Stylus
Sun 12th Newcastle Riverside
The Wildhearts are also playing:
Thur 23rd Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar SOLD OUT
Fri 24th Derbyshire, Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering
Sat 25th Lincoln, Call of the Wild Festival
Sun 26th Sudbury, LeeStock Music Festival
Fri 19th Ramblin’ Man Fair