The ‘Renaissance Men’ (Arriba!) aren’t back. The Wildhearts are back. When I say that, I mean, for many (myself included), the definitive line-up, Ginger, CJ, Ritch and Danny.
I personally think that there’s a Wildhearts size hole in the world of music right now. There’s a lot of bands I used to love that aren’t there anymore.
No one really wants to get back at the drugs again. And the music’s become more as important as I liked it to have been back in the day. But it kind of wasn’t because of our age and you can’t do stupid things at some point in your life so you better do it when you’re young.
The title track, with some glorious harmonies opens with the most apt statement that the band could have ever penned. “So here we are again….”
With their first new album in 10 Years set for release very shortly, The Wildhearts have announced an 8 date UK tour in support of the occasion.
If Brighton is your back yard, be grateful, the boys, turned up, played and destroyed the town.
The cheer that greeted Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen almost lifted the roof of The Garage. They then proceeded to lay waste to some of the Super$hit 666 songs as well as a storming cover of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’.
Celebrating 20 P.H.U.Q’ing years of the seminal second album from The Wildhearts, it is worth considering for a moment how this album came to be.
The Wildhearts next show is the Download Festival on June 10th
As I prepared to write up the review of The Wildhearts show at the Shepherds Bush Empire, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of seminal release ‘P.H.U.Q.’ , it was knowing that I would struggle to write anything but positive messages about the set and the band’s performance. These days, the Wildhearts are a safe bet. Not middle of the road, boring or even dull safe but safe in the knowledge that I’m always going to enjoy myself for the entire evening.