Following a successful Kickstarter campaign British punk rocker Louise Distras has been in the studio working on her forthcoming new album scheduled for release in fall 2018.

Tonight the Wakefield-based singer-songwriter heads a bit further north to Tyneside performing an intimate show at The Cluny in Newcastle. 

Louise Distras commands the stage from the off. Before even a single note is played she takes to the crowd to rally the fans to the front, which of course they oblige.

Distras recently released a new single from her forthcoming album in the shape of “Land of Dope and Glory” and as she hits the stage along with her band she launches into a fired up rendition of the thought-provoking track itself. This is followed in quick succession by the incredibly infectious 2016 single “Aileen”.

Several of the new tracks aired in the set this evening certainly hit the spot, including the likes of the hard-hitting “Keep On Trying”, the rather catchy “Truth In Your Lies”, the heartfelt “Love and Money” along with the incredible “Hollywood Drug”. Louise sinks her heart and soul into her performance throughout the course of the show.

Casting her guitar to one side for a moment, Louise captivates the crowd with single “Outside of You” from her forthcoming album. The latter of which is one of several standout songs in the set.

The vast majority of tonight’s show is based on previously unreleased material with only one track from Louise’s 2013 album Dreams From The Factory Floor album included in the main set tonight, that being her poignant and autobiographical number “Bullets”. 

Louise concludes her main set with an emphatic airing of “Black Skies”, which in places gives a nod to legends like The Ramones and The Clash before closing out the night with a trio of passionate solo acoustic punk rock numbers.

On the strength of the new material included in the show tonight, we look forward to more of what is to come from Louise Distras as she moves forward with her eagerly anticipated sophomore album.

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Event Date: 24-April-2018

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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