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The Wildhearts 1st new album in 10 years, released today ‘Renaissance Men’ – new video ‘Let ‘Em Go’ to celebrate.

Today The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of Renaissance Men, their first full-length studio album in 10 years on Graphite Records.

“It’s The Wildhearts remembering what they do best” –  9 out 10, hailed Classic Rock, with Metal Hammer saying Renaissance Men is“the best thing they’ve made since their genius / batshit crazy debut, Earth Vs The Wildhearts, back in 1993. Actually, thats not true. It might be better.” While Planet Rock Magazine gave the album 5 stars and Vive Le Rock gave 10 out 10.

To celebrate the release of Renaissance Men, The Wildhearts unveil a NSFW video for the new single Let Em Go:

Let Em Go is a song about ridding your life of wankers. The Wildhearts feel it is healthy to demand quality friendship and get rid of all the shit from your life.” – The Wildhearts.

The Wildhearts classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritch and Danny, recorded the energetic and diverse ‘Renaissance Men’ at the Treehouse Studio. Produced by Jim Pinder  ‘Renaissance Men’ finds The Wildhearts at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern twist.  Bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and the 10 songs, including the radio hits Dislocated and Let Em Go are the perfect manifestation of the band’s immutable wit, charm and righteous anger.

The album cover for ‘Renaissance Men’ was painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom). The honest and irresistible ‘Renaissance Men’ is an unequivocal triumph, which encapsulates and distills perfectly The Wildhearts’ live energy.

The album is available in usual CD and vinyl formats, with T-Shirt bundles available, plus limited edition orange cassette tape and a yellow vinyl exclusive to independent retailers.

To order, stream or download ‘Renaissance Men’ go to:
Renaissance Men’ track listing

  • 01 Dislocated.
  • 02 Let ‘Em Go. 
  • 03 The Renaissance Men.
  • 04 Fine Art of Deception.
  • 05 Diagnosis.
  • 06 My Kinda Movie.
  • 07 Little Flower.
  • 08 Emergency (Fentanyl Babylon).
  • 09 My Side Of The Bed.
  • 10 Pilo Erection.

Click on the link below to read out review:

To coincide with the release of ‘Renaissance Men’  The Wildhearts play an 8 date UK tour. This intimate tour will start tonight in Manchester at the Academy 2 and concludes at the Riverside in Newcastle on Sunday 12th May. 

The Wildhearts will be completing a series of in-store signings while on tour, including Fopp in London’s Covent Garden, the day before their Brixton show.

May instore signings

  • Fri 3rd Manchester HMV @ 12.30pm
  • Sat 4th Edinburgh Fopp @ 12.00pm
  • Mon 6th Cardiff HMV @ 1.00pm
  • Tue 7th Bristol HMV @ 5.30pm
  • Thur 8th Covent Garden Fopp @ 6.00pm
  • Fri 10th Norwich HMV @ 5.00pm
  • Sat 11th Leeds HMV @ 2.00pm
  • Sun 12th Newcastle HMV @ 2.00pm

Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts play a distinctive fusion of hard rock, perfectly complimented by contemporary melodies. With a career spanning 30 years The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down. Miss these shows at your peril. 

The Renaissance Men  tour dates w/ support from Massive Wagons and Towers of London in May 2019

  • Fri 3rd  Manchester  Academy 2 SOLD OUT
  • Sat 4th Edinburgh  Liquid Room SOLD OUT
  • Mon 6th Cardiff  Tramshed 
  • Tue 7th Bristol  SWX
  • Thur 9th London Brixton Electric 
  • Fri  10th Norwich  Waterfront 
  • Sat  11th Leeds Stylus 
  • Sun  12th Newcastle  Riverside 

Tickets are available at:

  • Thur 23rd  Blackpool Waterloo Music Bar SOLD OUT 
  • Fri 24th Derbyshire Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering
  • Sat 25th Lincolnshire Call of the Wild Festival
  • Sun 26th Sudbury LeeStock Music Festival
  • Fri 24th Derbyshire Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering
  • Sat 25th Lincolnshire Call of the Wild Festival
  • Sun 26th Sudbury LeeStock Music Festival


  • Wed 26th Carlisle Brickyard
  • Thu  27th  Glasgow Kelvingrove Bandstand w/ Gun & Terrorvision
  • Sun 30th  Gabu Osaka  Japan


  • Mon 1st  Nagoya  Apollo Base Japan
  • Tue 2nd  Tokyo  Duo Music Exchange Japan
  • Fri 12th  Cheltenham  2000 Trees Festival
  • Thu 18th  Liverpool  Grand Central
  • Fri 19th  Kent  Ramblin’ Man Fair
  • September


  • Sat 14th  Sheffield Rockin The Bowl 


  • Thu 10th  Holmfirth Picturedrome
  • Fri 11th  Helsinki  Virgin Oil and Co Finland
  • Sat 12th  Stockholm  Fryhuset Sweden
  • Thu 24th  Amsterdam  Q Factory Netherlands


  • Fri 29th Buckley Tivoli 
  • Sat 30th  Madrid Sala Spain

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