Louise Distras releases double A side “Love Me The Way I Am/Bullets”

LDfrontUK punk siren Louise Distras has today released a double A side single, “Love Me The Way I Am/Bullets.”

Taken from her debut album, Dreams From The Factory Floor, the songs have seen Louise gain patronage from the likes of protest punk stalwart, Billy Bragg.

But, insists Distras, “I don’t view myself as a protest singer, I view myself as a young woman passing on the message for the next generation.”

Hailing from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, last year Louise swapped songs with Bragg at Glastonbury, and supported both New Model Army and UK Subs. She also played an extensive tour in Canada with Mahones.

You can watch the brand new video for “Love Me The Way I Am” below.

The single is available now via Street Revolution Records in CD, download and limited edition vinyl formats, and features an alternative version of “Love Me The Way I Am.”

Distras is set to play a series of dates throughout Europe, with confirmed shows as follows:

May 23: Strummercamp Festival, Manchester
May 24: Bearded Theory Festival, Derby
May 25: Nice & Sleazy Festival, Morecambe
May 30: Ruhrpott Rodeo – Hünxe, Germany
Jul 20: Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival – Tolpuddle
Jul 25: Työväen Musiikkitapahtuma – Valkeakoski, Finland
Jul 26: Karma Rock Festival- Harjavalta, Finland
Aug 07: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Aug 08: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Aug 09: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Aug 10: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Sep 14: Walfisch – Freiburg, Germany
Sep 21: Undercover Festival, Bisley
Dec 12: Polish Club, Barnsley

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