The Wildhearts announce new album, 21st Century Love Songs

The Wildhearts are following up 2019's Renaissance Men with upcoming 10th LP 21st Century Love Songs.

The Wildhearts announce new album, 21st Century Love Songs
Emily Carter

Following 2019's Renaissance Men, The Wildhearts are set to release album number 10 in September.

The band's upcoming new record goes by the name 21st Century Love Songs and is due out on September 3 via Graphite Records. Speaking about the LP and where it sits within their discography, Ginger Wildheart reveals, "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.

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"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 rulebook 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."

The Wildhearts will celebrate the release of 21st Century Love Songs with a mammoth UK tour – catch them at the following:

September 2021

3 Cardiff Tramshed
4 Bristol SWX
5 Exeter Phoenix
6 Frome Cheese & Grain
8 Manchester Academy 2
9 London Electric Ballroom
10 Norwich Waterfront
11 Brighton Chalk
12 Bournemouth Madding Crowd
15 Wolverhampton KKs Steel Mill
16 Gloucester Guildhall
17 Newcastle Boiler Shop
18 Leeds Stylus
20 Galashiels Mac Arts
21 Stirling Tolbooth
22 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
24 Sheffield Foundry
25 Southampton Engine Rooms

October 2021

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

November 2021

5 Birmingham MMH Radio 10 Year Birthday Bash
11 South Shields Hedworth Hall
12 Inverness Monsterfest

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