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