April 20, 2021

The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of 21st Century Love Songs, their brand new full-length studio album on September 3rd through Graphite Records. 

21st Century Love Songs is the follow up to Renaissance Men, their highest charting album since 1994’s P.H.U.Q, which debuted at number 11.

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, PHUQ, 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.” exclaims Ginger Wildheart.

WithThe 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 are 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  

To celebrate the release of  21st Century Love Songs’The Wildhearts play an 18 date UK tour. The tour will start in Cardiff on Friday 3rd September and concludes in Southampton on Saturday 25th September.

Live 2021 dates in full 

Festivals

July
17            Sat           Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone 
25            Sun          Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale 
29            Thu          Wacken Open Air 2021, Wacken, Germany
30            Fri            Rock and Blues Custom Show, Derby 
31            Sat           Cleethorpes Rocks, Cleethorpes 

August
13            Fri            Bloodstock
21            Sat           Razernij Festival, Antwerp, Belgium

Headline Tour 

September 
03            Fri            Tramshed, Cardiff
04            Sat           SWX, Bristol 
05            Sun          Phoenix, Exeter
06            Mon         Cheese & Grain, Frome
08            Wed         Academy 2, Manchester
09            Thu          Electric Ballroom, London
10            Fri            Waterfront, Norwich 
11            Sat           Chalk, Brighton 
12            Sun          Madding Crowd, Bournemouth 
15            Wed         KKs Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 
16            Thu          Guildhall, Gloucester
17            Fri            Boiler Shop, Newcastle
18            Sat           Sylus, Leeds
20            Mon         Mac Arts, Galashiels
21            Tue          Tolbooth, Stirling 
22            Wed         The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 
24            Fri            Foundry, Sheffield 
25            Sat           Engine Rooms, Southampton

October
1              Fri            Great British Alternative Festival, Skegness
2              Sat           MK11, Milton Keynes
15            Fri            Roadmender, Northampton
16            Sat           Cornwall Rocks, Cornwall

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