The Wildhearts mini album Diagnosis released today alongside brand new lyric video

The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of the Diagnosis mini album through Graphite Records. This six track mini album features five brand new songs and is released as a limited edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10″ (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10” and CD. All 3 physical formats also include an exclusive inner gatefold comic strip illustrated by the award-winning Hunt Emerson, who last worked with the band on the Earth Vs’ cover and their classic logo.
 
To mark the release of the mini album The Wildhearts have unveiled a lyric video for the title track Diagnosis:

The powerful and poignant Diagnosis is about “mental health institutions and the medical health profession in this country, and about how it’s letting people down. How the system is broken, and how the suicide rate is not getting any less.
 
Depression and mental illness isn’t an issue that attacks any one type of person. Who the fuck cares about mental health? The attitude towards this subject is still stuck in Victorian times.
 
Whether you’re homeless or if you’re rich, this illness is taking people out on a regular basis. The government has pulled most of the funding into mental health research, and as a result people are still ignorant about it.

Education is everything. And the more people talk about depression, the more need there’ll be for education, and the more people will want educating about an issue that doesn’t just affect the people suffering from it, but it affects everyone around them.

And when someone is in a desperate position and their hope is taken away, then they’re at the mercy of an illness that wants them dead. There’s nothing more important in the world than education on mental health issues.” – Ginger Wildheart

The Diagnosis mini album follows the success of Renaissance Men, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, which gave the band’s classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, their highest chart entry since 1994’s P.H.U.Q, when it debuted at number 11.

To coincide with the release of Diagnosis, The Wildhearts’ play a 10 date UK tour. This tour will start in Brighton at the Concorde 2 on Saturday 5th October and concludes at Booking Hall in Dover on Tuesday 22nd October.

“Can’t wait to get back out on tour. I’m one of those people that could live in a tour bus” – Ginger Wildheart
 
While on tour The Wildhearts are completing signings at HMV and Fopp to celebrate the release of Diagnosis. Check the band’s social media for details.
 
The band will also perform a special “By Request” set at Nottingham Rock City on 6th December 2019 to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

The Wildhearts and the Backyard Babies have also announced a 7 date co headline UK tour, with The Wildhearts closing and CKY opening. The UK tour starts at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Tuesday 28th January and concludes at O2 Institute in Birmingham on Tuesday 4th February.

Preceding the UK dates, The Wildhearts are also playing 4 shows in Germany with the Backyard Babies & The Bones.