Preaching From the Pews: Louise Distras

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Louise Distras has been hailed as Wakefield’s answer to Brody Dalle. That’s a lazy comparison, no doubt derived from one of the follow facts:

1. They both have tits.
2. Their surnames begin with the letter ‘D’.
3. They play guitar.
4. They aren’t afraid to shout.

Beyond these four, parrellels between the two are non existant. You’d have more luck pairing Frank Turner with Omar Rodríguez-López; at least their musical background shares something of a resemblance.

Distras is more like the absolute, final answer to the tired old cat call, “female singer songer writers are shit and emotional and stuff, where’s my copy of Nuts?”. One listen to her new album Heartstrings On A Hand Grenade, out May 2nd on iTunes, Napster, Amazon, Spotify and Bandcamp, will prove as much.

If you can’t wait, you can hear her limited edition split EP Big Society Blues with Rob Galloway below.

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