Louise Distras

Louise Distras announces ‘Land Of Dope & Glory’ UK Tour

Louise Distras has today announced a 15 date UK, commencing 11th April in St Albans then winding her way around the UK culminating with an appearance at the brand new Pop Punk Pile Up Festival to be held in Selby, Nth Yorkshire on the 29th April.

It’s been two years since Louise’s debut LP, ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’, was released worldwide to critical acclaim. Produced by Steve Whale (The Business) and featuring Mick Talbot (Style Council) the album balanced propulsive, old-school punk anthems with assertive, socially-aware folk-punk. (LTW Review)

Since then Louise has continued to tour extensively playing shows with Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and The King Blues. Last year Kerrang! named her a ‘Star of 2017’ saying “Louise Distras is the most exciting voice in UK punk right now!” She also performed solo at Glastonbury, Slam Dunk, and the 2000 Trees Festival as well as releasing the single ‘Aileen’ (Street Revolution Records)- she is to release a new album later this year, but as of yet details are thin on the ground.

Louise Distras

Support on all shows come from The Pearl Harts, a female rock and heavy blues duo from London. Their debut album ‘Glitter and Spit’ is out 23rd February.

Advance tickets are on sale via Louise Distras.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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