Tipped as the voice of punk's new generation, Louise Distras plays a socially conscious and insightful brand of punk descended from The Clash bloodline.
The alternative rock singer-songwriter from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has received media attention from BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Rodney on the ROQ, Kerrang, Louder Than War, The Independent and The Guardian.
"Putting punk and protest back into the mainstream" - The Guardian
"The female Frank Carter, the Brody Dalle of the North of England" - Trash Magazine
"Given the Frank Turner stamp of approval Louise whips up a storm of passionate, political punk'n'roll, somehow conjuring up both Kathleen Hanna and Roy Orbison." - John Kennedy, Radio X
Her EP 'Street Revolution' stands on the shoulders of giants with a new field of vision, combining powerful and direct messages with addictive righteous hooks demonstrating why Louise Distras is at the forefront of the UK’s new rising punk scene.
The EP follows her 2015 debut Dreams from the Factory Floor, which gained praise from Kerrang! who said “Louise Distras is the most exciting voice in UK punk right now!" The word quickly spread to America and led the firebrand singer to Oakland CA, where she recently recorded her second album produced by Steve Whale of The Business and Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls).
Having already performed at Glastonbury and supporting the likes of Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, The Damned and Stiff Little Fingers, Louise embarks on a UK tour in January 2019 with US tour dates also on the horizon.
The Street Revolution tour goes hand in hand with Musicians Against Homelessness to raise funds for the charity Crisis. With the issue of teen homelessness very much in the public eye at the moment, Louise is committed to making a difference.
Having herself been homeless in her teenage years, living with strangers in dangerous situations and being taken advantage of as a vulnerable young person, her first hand experience of the transformative power of music in helping her rebuild her life informs her work, and inspires her passion to work with Musicians Against Homelessness.