THE WILDHEARTS will release a new studio album, “21st Century Love Songs”, on September 3 through Graphite Records. It is the follow-up to “Renaissance Men”, THE WILDHEARTS‘ highest-charting album since 1994’s “P.H.U.Q.”, which debuted at No. 11. The LP’s latest single, “Sort Your Fucking Shit Out”, can be streamed below.
THE WILDHEARTS front-man Ginger (real name David Walls) said: “We all have habits or irritating behavioral patterns that we know we ought to quit. Whether it’s smoking, drinking/eating too much or simply having a shit temper, at some point we point the finger at ourselves. This song is about that moment, giving yourself a bollocking. It’s important to give yourself a stern talking to. Unless your problem is talking to yourself, of course. In which case you probably ignore this advice.”
With THE WILDHEARTS‘ classic line up 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.
Ginger previously stated about “21st Century Love Songs”: “‘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, ‘P.H.U.Q.’, 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.”
To celebrate the release of “21st Century Love Songs”, THE WILDHEARTS will embark on an 18-date U.K. tour in September. The tour will start in Cardiff on Friday, September 3 and conclude in Southampton on Saturday, September 25.