British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras unveils the first video from her forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018 and the much-anticipated follow up to her 2015 debut album, ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’.
Titled ‘Land Of Dope And Glory’, Louise returns with two-minutes-and-eighteen-seconds of buzzing anthemic punk rock that is a fired-up two-fingered salute to consumer manipulation from big business and state, it’s words delivered directly with an infectious chorus designed to spread the message far and wide.
“The music video is an intense and compelling conceptual performance piece directed by Lewis Cater,” explains Louise. “It’s inspired by Black Mirror, and looks like Crass joined forces with Barbie to create a dystopian TV channel!
“The video is a reflection of a world where G.O.D (gold, oil, drugs) is money,” she continues. “It’s a metaphor for propaganda strategies that major corporations use to encourage our desire for consumer goods, services and ideas by using suggestive images and captions to influence us emotionally. It feels like this constant manipulation that we as people face on a daily basis from faceless companies and government stands against everything we value as human beings which is peace, love and understanding.”
‘Land Of Dope And Glory’ is the perfect teaser of what to expect come from the new album, recently recorded in Oakland California with Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls, The Vamps) and Steve Whale of The Business. Louise’s talent for crafting powerful and direct messages with addictive melodies over righteous punk rock hooks has really come to the fore more than ever before. Hold tight.
Catch Louise Distras live at the following dates:
17 April Nottingham, The Bodega
19 April Preston, The Ferret
20 April Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
23 April Stoke on Trent, The Underground
24 April Newcastle, The Cluny
25 April Glasgow, Audio
26 April Hull, The Polar Bear
28 April Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
29 April Selby, Pop Punk Pile Up
10 May London, The Underworld
Get tickets here: www.seetickets.com/tour/louise-distras