Louise Distras Bio:
“Dreams from The Factory Floor - the greatest British punk debut since ‘Nevermind The Bollocks!” REVOLUTION ROCK MAGAZINE
“The UK’s answer to Joan Jett!” KROQ
“Putting punk and protest back into the mainstream!” THE GUARDIAN
Bold, brainy and ballsy, “Louise Distras represents nothing less than the rebirth of British punk; reinvented for a new generation”. With true "outlaw spirit and renegade soul", she’s taking the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan, and now the USA by storm, with the stateside release of her debut album ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’ released via Pirates Press Records which will be available in all major record shops and online music stores from 5 May.
For a world grown exhausted of Simon Cowell’s X Factor synth-pop, there’s a raw emotional honesty to this Brit punk sensation that might be considered too incandescent, all too real, but you know what? Louise Distras couldn’t care less.
For fans of Nirvana, The Clash, Billy Bragg, Rancid, Hole, Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner and The Beatles, ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’ is a twelve track clenched fist full of fury aimed squarely at consumer society, sexual discrimination, and the ‘chosen few’ who run society in their own interests.
It’s a vivid, poetic, relevant and relatable portrait of broken Britain rarely heard in music these days; at least not in the mainstream channels, overrun by vacuous sex and an anodyne vocabulary.
Direct from the streets of London, here is the story of a thousand disenfranchised young people, laid bare in viperous and vitriolic song. Everywhere you look on this record, the downtrodden and dispossessed are raised up, championed, supported and urged to keep fighting. This anthemic, melodic thrash of fist raising, violent punk poetry pierces the mind and delivers a message of honesty, unity and hope straight to the heart of the youth.
Over the past three years, this message has spread like wildfire across Canada, mainland Europe, Scandinavia and the UK, bringing Louise Distras to the forefront of the international underground and beyond as the first punk artist to crossover into the elusive British mainstream in decades, taking in major festivals appearances such as Glastonbury, Rebellion and sharing stages with punk pioneers Billy Bragg, Mick Jones (The Clash), Buzzcocks, New Model Army, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Television, Cocksparrer, UK SUBS, Steve Ignorant (Crass), Tim Barry, Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds), Street Dogs, US Bombs, The Avengers and more along the way.
Following the release of ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’ via Pirates Press Records on 5 May, this summer will see “the UKs answer to Joan Jett” take no prisoners, when she embarks on her debut east to west coast USA tour with folk punk troubador Bryan McPherson. This epic almost acoustic tag team tour kicks off in Portland ME on 11 June and is currently set to finish in Oakland CA on 5 July - full tour schedule to be announced shortly.
"The questing power of punk is alive and well, and its name is Louise Distras."