Aside from headlining the Rock City stage at Nottingham Distortion Festival on the weekend (Sat 20th July) , the Wildhearts release their first new material in five years with the release of their new single, ‘Vanilla Radio’ in September (On Round Records), backed with "Looking For The One " (as featured on a recent kerrang CD) amongst others.They also support the single with the following live dates....
24 - Leicester University
25 - Cambridge Junction
26 - Middlesborough Town Hall
27 - Aberdeen Lemon Tree
28 - Sheffield Leadmill
29 - Bradford Rios
30 - Exeter Lemon Grove
1 - Northampton Roadmender
3 - London Astoria
And thats not all. DiS have also got word that the band plan a secret show THURSDAY night in the Basement at at Nottingham Rock City under the name ' Velvet Presley' as part of Rock City's usual Student Night.
Admission is £1 with a flyer before 10:30pm,£3.50 without before Midnight (£2.50 with NUS),and £4 after Midnight. Doors open at 8:30pm. get there early , because to say that the Basement is small is an understatement.
(They also play the Oxford Zodiac on July 19th.)
In the meantime, Ginger's been ranting off about on his website too:
"Cambridge was a rock extravaganza of unexpected proportions, and would have been reviewed by Steven Wells (a huge supporter of The Wildhearts) for NME, if the reviews editor didn't think we weren't suitable for a live review - their reasoning for the decision being "they're too Kerrang!". Nice to see that even in an age where ROCK is more popular than ever before in libido history, there are still a few old guard that haven't got the fucking foggiest. Still, they've got Andrew WK to champion - who needs to stick with homegrown? They probably still think we sound like Iron Maiden anyway."
Talk about returning with an attitude! Controversial eh?