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."