THE WILDHEARTS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album; U.S. Dates Planned In March

English rockers THE WILDHEARTS will be returning to the U.S. this spring with a new album under their belts, a new lineup, and an appearance at SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, Texas, among others. The band will begin mixing the new album, which will be self-titled, on February 1 and will release the effort later this year on the band's own label, Round Records, in the United Kingdom and Universal Records in Japan. Round Records is currently seeking distribution in the United States.

"The Wildhearts" was recorded partially at London's Strongroom Studios, partially at a country house in Ipswich, and at a haunted castle in the Midlands. "This album is going to surprise a lot of people who considered the last WILDHEARTS album too poppy," says Ginger of the new record. "There will not be any similar accusations this time around, that's for sure."

THE WILDHEARTS' new lineup sees the return of original drummer Ritch Battersby and the addition of Scott Sorry (AMEN, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) on bass. Frontman Ginger regards Sorry as "the most energetic performer I've ever shared a stage with. His youth certainly keeps us older bastards on our toes." Ginger and guitarist CJ round out the lineup, which judging by reactions from a recent holiday show is the most solid ever.

2007 will see THE WILDHEARTS return to SXSW for the first time since 2004. Prior to playing Austin, the band will be making several other stops along the way, including one in New York City on March 10 at Rebel. Details for the band's SXSW appearance and other shows have not been released yet.

THE WILDHEARTS are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labor in 2007 and the band's attitude says it all. "The vibe within the group is so positive right now it's sickening!" says Ginger, "We are back and hungrier than ever."

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