Louise Distras is an unsigned singer/ songwriter from Wakefield, West Yorkshire and she’s an intriguing individual who possesses plenty of promise. Distras made her emergence onto the music scene way back in 2013, it was here when she released debut LP Dreams From The Factory Floor. This impeccable full length spawned the singles The Hand You Hold, Shades Of Hate,Stand Strong Together, Love Me The Way I Am and its B side Bullets. 2015 Dreams From The Factory Floor was officially released worldwide via the American independent label Pirates Press Records. The years which followed saw Louise drop a further three tracks and these being Aileen, Outside Of You and most recently Land Of Dope And Glory.
16th November 2018 saw Distras make her return with Street Revolution. This glorious single is taken from the Street Revolution EP which is scheduled to come out on 11th January 2019. I’ve had this tantalising track on constant repeat and I hold it in my highest regards. Now Street Revolution is a pristine piece of punk pop which left me thoroughly entranced. The melody packed a punch whilst those luscious lyrics delivered a powerful message which transformed this single into an addictive anthem “Freedom! Fight for your freedom/ Stand up! be the solution”. Then you had Louise’s vibrant vocal tones, she literally went full throttle resulting in something incredibly enchanting. Actually this succulent song immediately made John Kennedy’s ‘X-Posure Hot One’ on Radio X.
Louise described this track as “A rallying anthem for the new underground movement of working class kids, rising together through music to fight for their future”.
Distras has already performed at Glastonbury and supported the likes of Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, The Damned and Stiff Little Fingers. January 2019 will see Louise embark on the Street Revolution tour, these spate of shows go hand in hand with Musicians Against Homelessness to raise funds for the charity Crisis.
During her teenage years Distras was made homeless making this a cause that’s extremely close to her heart “Having run away from home as a teenager, MAH is cause close to my heart. We all walk our own warzone path which is only one step away from a situation we can’t control. Music saves lives and supporting Crisis is my way of giving something back”.
Street Revolution is available from iTunes
STREET REVOLUTION UK TOUR DATES
17th Jan – Cambridge, Portland Arms
18th Jan – Nottingham, The Bodega
23rd Jan – Leeds, Key Club
24th Jan – Newcastle, Cluny 2
25th Jan – Guildford, The Boileroom
26th Jan – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
27th Jan – Portsmouth, Edge of The Wedge
29th Jan – Leicester, Firebug
31st Jan – Bishops Stortford, The Half Moon
2nd Feb – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms