The band released their new single on Monday, and with a mid-week chart placing of 12 (which will probably slip to somewhere between 15 and 20 by Sunday), it looks as though things are looking up for the energetic and inventive rock band, who have been plagued with trouble since their conception.
Not willing to rest on their laurels for a second, the band have announced details of a new single, 'So Into You', which will be released in April and promoted by a full UK tour, of which details are yet to be announced. Rumour has it that tour support will come from Amen, who in turn will take The Wildhearts on the road when they tour America later in the year. In May, the band hope to go to Vancouver to record the new album, which will probably feature both of their recent hits, Vanilla Radio and Stormy In The North - Karma In The South (watch out for it on Top of the Pops!).
Meanwhile, with ever vague promises of further solo material from Ginger, his website reports that Silver Ginger 5's followup to 2000's Black Leather Mojo will be recorded in March, featuring the lineup of Ginger, Conny Bloom (formerly of the Electric Boys), Ritch Battersby (ex-Wildhearts and Grand Theft Audio) and 'Random' Jon Poole (from the Cardiacs).
Since DiS news items are entirely impartial, I would not dream of urging any fans of heavy and melodic rock to hurry up and get down to the shops and help The Wildhearts bring decent music back into the charts. Never.