Ginger Wildheart is pleased to announce the release of the new album 'Albion' on 31st March 2014, via Round Records.
'Albion' was recorded in Wales throughout the summer of 2013 and was recorded as a band project. The album perfectly showcases why Ginger is one of the UK's best loved and longstanding songwriters with songs as diverse, infectious and compelling as 'Creepers', 'The Order Of the Dog' and 'Grow A Pair'.
The 6 piece band have played with Ginger throughout 2012 and 2013 all over the world, including European tours with Slash and The Darkness.
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It's been an amazing few years for Ginger Wildheart who has seen a massive career resurgence as he became a success story of the PledgeMusic phenomenon. In 2011 Ginger launched an ambitious pre-order for a triple album project through the Direct to Fan platform, and went on to become the biggest success story for a British artist raising in excess of a quarter of million pounds.
The album hit the shelves in 2012 and saw the Geordie icon crash back into the UK top 20 charts for the first time in 10 years, as well as picking up an award for 'Event of The Year' at the Classic Rock Magazine Awards later that year.
Not one to rest on his laurels Ginger then released two albums for his 'Mutation' collective in 2013 (released through Mike Pattons Ipecac label) - an extreme project which featured collaborations with the likes of Shane Embury from Napalm Death, Hawkeyes, Merzbow & Mark E Smith to name but four.
Perhaps his most unexpected success was the release of 'Hey! Hello!' in the summer of 2013, a new pop rock collaboration with NY singer Victoria Liedtke. The international twosome hit the top of the official UK rock charts with their debut self titled release which was picked up by news outlets around the world.
Hey! Hello! was also nominated for best New Band at The Classic Rock Awards in 2013 and their single 'Swimwear' dominated rock radio in both the UK and US. In the UK it was the most played song on Team Rock Radio in September 2013 as well as being playlisted on numerous others.
So now in 2014, Ginger releases his 7th album in just 2 years.
3. Grow A Pair
4. Burn This City Dow?
5. The Order Of The Dog
6. Body Parts
7. The Beat Goes On (Caledonia)
8. After All You Said About Cowboys
The album is still available to pre-order through Pledge on www.pledgemusic.com/projects/practicalmusician
The Ginger Wildheart Band consists of:
Ginger Wildheart - Vocals/Guitar
Victoria Liedtke - Vocals (Hey! Hello!)
Dean 'Denzel' Pearson - Drums (Losers/Young Legionnaire)
Rich Jones - Guitar/Vocals (ex Amen/Black Halos)
Chris Catalyst - Guitar/Vocals (Eureka Machines)
Random Jon Poole - Bass/Vocals (Cardiacs/The Wildhearts)
Bryan Scary - Keys/Strings/Vocals (From NYC's Evil Arrows/Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears)
Ginger will also hit the road in April as frontman of The Wildhearts:
Tour dates: (support from Hey Hello!):
Tue 8th Apr Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Wed 9th Apr Bristol, O2 Academy
Thu 10th Apr Manchester, Academy
Sat 12th Apr Nottingham, Nottingham Rock City
Sun 13th Apr Newcastle, O2 Academy
Mon 14th Apr Glasgow, O2 ABC
Wed 16th Apr Cambridge, The Junction
Thu 17th Apr London, Electric Ballroom
Watch the live version of 'Body Parts', the first song released from Albion, filmed at Ginger's birthday bash:
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