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Charity Single – Ginger Wildheart & Ryan Hamilton

Today sees the release of brand new charity single F**k You Brain, a collaboration between Ginger Wildheart and Ryan Hamilton.

You can purchase the 3 song download directly from roundrecords.bandcamp.com, and all proceeds made from sales of the single will be donated to The Samaritans, a very deserving charity, particularly around this time of year.

Ginger explains:

“Ironically I struggled even getting to the studio to record my parts for this single, deep as was in my current battle with depression. The same attack that almost killed me a week ago.

My depression wants me dead. So far I’m winning on weight advantage, but the battle is never over.

This is a very vulnerable time of year for sufferers of mental health issues, and suicide sees a marked increase over Christmas and New Year. So the help provided by The Samaritans is invaluable, especially over this period.
Please help us in helping someone this year.

Obviously severe depression is not seasonal, but the reminder that you yourself are ‘not doing so bad’ is reinforced over this Festive holiday. If you have a healthy family, loved ones who are safe, a warm home, a job and a hot meal staring at you at some point, then you are doing better than many people this Xmas.

To simply say ‘thank you’ for what you have, please donate for those suffering from suicidal thoughts, struggling with depression/anxiety, or for those helping such a person through this holiday period.

Our suggestion is £5.00, but if you’re doing okay this year then please add a little. The people involved in this single all gave their time for free, and we’ll even be dropping a ‘thank you’ donation into the box. Let’s do this selflessly and with love.

I’d like to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to make sure that this single happens in time to help. My warm thanks extend to every one of you for helping save someone’s life this Christmas.

Gx”

The single was co-written with Ryan Hamilton, who has this to say about the collaboration:

“Ginger and I have both been very vocal about our struggles with depression and anxiety. Mental health issues like these deserve much more attention, and respect, than they get.

After we wrote ‘F**k You, Brain’ we weren’t quite sure what to do with it. Ginger had the idea to use it as a charity single, and asked if I was ok with that. I couldn’t say “YES!” fast enough.

I hope everyone enjoys the new music and fun collaboration. I also sincerely hope we can raise a good deal of money to raise awareness, and do some good, for an issue very important to us.”

Givvi Flynn, whom many of you will know from Ginger’s solo band outings as well as performing vocal duties with The Dowling Poole, lent her talents to the single as well. She offers these words:

“When Ginger asked me if I’d like to get involved with this single, it was a no-brainer. My own mental health requires daily management (as does that of many friends and colleagues) so I fully appreciate how dark some days can be – why wouldn’t I want to do something which might help those suffering similarly?

I hope the song raises money and awareness for a great cause, it was a pleasure to be part of such a positive, rewarding venture.”

Emily Ewing, who also provided backing vocals for the track, has this to say:

“It has been a real honour to have my vocals feature on this track. The song has such an important message. One that speaks to me personally as well.

My anxiety is an on-going battle, some days are certainly worse than others. There are times when I can’t see light at the end of the tunnel. Panic attacks have also played a major role in my life. As a society we need to stop saying ‘Get over it’, ‘You have nothing to be sad about’. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there or happening. It’s hard to pretend everything is fine when it’s not.

I hope this song raises awareness and lets anyone going through a hard time with mental illness know you are brave to face it every day and you not alone!!!”

Please dig deep and support The Samaritans this Christmas, by downloading the single (which is accompanied by 2 extra tracks) from roundrecords.bandcamp.com.

Every penny made from this will be given to The Samaritans, and will help those who need a little extra help over the Christmas and New Year period.

If You Find Yourself in London Town – new single and video

This week sees the release of Ginger’s brand new single and video for ‘If You Find Yourself In London Town’ – the cautionary tale of living in our capital city that was originally written as part of the G·A·S·S· sessions, and more recently appearing on his latest album Year Of The Fan Club, currently available from Amazon, iTunes and other good retailers, and features a selection of other great tracks from the G·A·S·S· sessions.

Says Ginger:

“The video and song is a letter to a younger me, trying to make a name for himself in the big city. What to avoid and what to watch out for.

I’d have loved to have had some advice back when I moved from the North East, but I didn’t know anyone who had moved to London before me. This meant learning on the move, which was invaluable in gaining survival tips for my future. It was a very different place then, and well worth the cost of training to navigate.”

The single is available to purchase from Amazon and iTunes, and you can also stream it on Spotify.

Record Store Day Release – From G·A·S·S with Love

For this year’s Record Store Day (Sat 16th April), Ginger releases an amazing looking Sawblade vinyl disc of songs from the G·A·S·S project: The Ones That Got Away. Limited to 1000 copies.

Track listing:
Side 1: Friends Of Bill; Bloody Knees
Side 2 That’s A Nasty Habit You’ve Got There; Petit Mort

Usual Record Store rules apply: Record Store day releases are only available through Record Store Day Shops from the date of Record Store Day. You can search for shops near to you on the Record Store Day website but are advised to contact the store direct to check whether they will be stocking the release. Stores are not permitted to reserve for customers so you will need to visit the store on Record Store day to purchase.

CUTTIG EDGE NEW MUSIC the Ginger Wildheart record is something else! @banquetRSDfeed is listing them all on Twitter

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Says Ginger – G·A·S·S was an exclusive fan-club that I set up as a year long project that promised three brand new songs a month. An album, Year Of The Fan Club, was released with my own favourites cherry picked from the years worth of songs.

Out of 36 songs, however, there were always going to be fan favourites that stylistically didn’t fit on the album, but were undoubtedly popular enough to release on their own merit. So here it is, the songs voted by the fans, together on this highly collectible piece of limited edition vinyl. When I was a kid fan clubs fascinated me, and limited edition vinyl was like porn.

Please, then, enjoy a bit of both on this soon-to-be-available-on-eBay-only-and-sold-for-a-fucking-fortune item while you can.

In fact buy two, and sell the other when the market price goes up. Once this one’s gone it’s gone.

FRIENDS OF BILL:
Written and recorded in Los Angeles, a place where the spirit of Rock n Roll has lessened in proportion to the rise of sobriety. It’s like a fucking epidemic out there, sober people playing music with sober people while bemoaning the lack of action on the strip compared to yesteryear…when everyone was three sheets to the wind, presumably. Drinkers are usually politely shunned from association with the AA brigade, the hypocrisy of which, I’m sure, is not lost on the sober mafia of famous rock stars who simply made too much money, had too many choices and picked all the wrong ones. Anyway, I’m happy to say that not everyone in LA are sobriety addicts, including the four musicians who played on this song. And the engineer. And all the friends that hung out at the studio and partied ’til dawn.

BLOODY KNEES:
The very first song recorded for the G·A·S·S sessions. And as I drove to Atherstone, towards Majestic Splendour, Jase Edwards studio, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t unusually nervous. There would be many songs recorded over this insanely busy year, but only one song was going to kick it all off, and this song would either set a high bench mark or put us all in a perilous state of doubt. Plus I was playing all the instruments in this session (although Jon Poole would later offer some incredible musical input), so the stakes were high.
Of course Jase and I have worked together on many albums, and the session went like a dream, with the amazing Givvi Flynn entertaining us all with an army of voices. While a great song it itself, I will always be most fond of this one as the on that started the whole thing rolling.

THAT’S A NASTY HABIT YOU’VE GOT THERE:
Another song recorded in the Jase Edwards session that just fell into place. Even experiencing recurring vocal issues (long term throat problems that have no seeming cause according to medical science), appeared to add to the vibe of the song. Crooning was out of the question so I asked Jase if I could just shout it in a Geordie accent, to which he replied in the positive and I set about squawking in my native tongue over a few bottles of broon. I love the final song, that spiteful vocal performance matching the subject matter perfectly.
These things aren’t only sent to try us but to change things and, possibly, make them better.

PETIT MORT:
This one came to me in the middle of the night after my father’s funeral. I rushed into the quiet kitchen to record it onto my dictaphone, turning suddenly to see a shadow standing directly in front of me. Once the electric shock of fright had activated every standing hair and bumping goose on my body, I realised it was my own reflection in my mums glass door. I had planned to sing this one myself, obviously, being as the lyrics were so personal. But then the mighty Yolanda Quartey came to the studio and asked to have a bash at it. She nailed the emotion of the lyrics in such a way that I felt the same hair raising goose bumps that I’d felt back in that quiet kitchen. At which point the song became hers. I was never going to come anywhere close to capturing the raw emotion that Yolanda so naturally poured out. While a very easy person to love anyway, I developed even more of it for Yolanda after she made this song her own.

Ginger & Courtney Love Single Honour Out Now

Ginger Wildheart & Courtney Love’s brilliant new single Honour is out now on iTunes and Amazon

“She’s great to work with, very funny, generous and spontaneous,” Ginger told Last Year’s Girl. “She was also kind enough to let me film the video at her recent sold out Sydney show. Wait until you hear it, she sounds like Celebrity Skin era Courtney. She nails it so good. As a fan you’re going to love it.”

Ginger – Holiday / Casino Bay Single

Ginger’s new single is released on Monday (24th Dec), featuring ‘Casino Bay’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘How Legends Love’. The single is available from Cargo Records and from high street record shops (full listing of HMV’s stocking the single below).

Holiday is taken from ‘Yoni’, whilst ‘How Legends Live’ is exclusive to this release and ‘Casino Bay’ will appear on the forthcoming Ginger album: ‘Market Harbour’ due for release 28th Jan. For full details on Market Harbour, check out Market Harbour at Cargo Records

HMV Stores stocking Holiday / Casino Bay:
Aberdeen
Ashford
Ayr
Banbury
Birmingham Bullring
Birmingham High Street
Blackpool
Bromley
Cambridge
Canterbury
Chelmsford
Chester
Derby
Dudley Merry Hill
Durham
Eastbourne
Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Edinburgh Princes Street
Falkirk
Fopp: Glasgow
Gateshead
Glasgow Argyle Street
Guernsey Direct/Internet
Gun Wharf Quay
Hatfield
Huddersfield
Inverness
Liverpool Temp
Manchester 21 Market Street
Manchester 90 Market Street
Middlesbrough
Milton Keynes
Newcastle
Norwich
Nottingham Listergate
Oxford Circus
Oxford Street
Perth
Peterborough
Scarborough
Sheffield High Street
Shrewsbury
Slough
Southend
Stafford
Stratford Upon Avon
Telford: Resite
Trafford Park
Tunbridge Wells
Uxbridge
Winchester
Wolverhampton
Worcester

Ginger Christmas Single

Hey beautiful gals and unusually cool guys… There is a new Ginger solo single. Released at Christmas. December 24th. That’s a Christmas solo single by Ginger. December 24th.

Still there?

Yeah, that’s a Christmas solo single by Ginger. December 24th. It’s a double A-side single featuring the tracks ‘Casino Bay’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘How Legends Love’.

  • Casino Bay comes from the newest solo album ‘Market Harbour’ due for release in February.
  • Holiday comes from the last solo album ‘Yoni’, which is already available at all emporiums supporting good taste and valiant effort.
  • How Legends Love is exclusive to this release, that means it’s not available anywhere else, nor will it be….oh no….get it here…..or get it no-where….unless you have a friend you can tape it from….which I really don’t mind…..to be honest.

DON’T FORGET THAT FOR THE WEEK THAT IS THE PERINEUM OF YULETIDE (or the Taint of the New Year) THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE SINGLE WORTH BUYING…

And it will be this one!

Please pass this message on to another message board, gossip forum, website or internet outlet of your choice, and when you do will you please ask them to pass it on to another message board, gossip forum, website or internet outlet of their choice, and when they do….well, you get the picture.

Let’s make this both a Merry, a Happy and a Wonderful xmas.

Both?

yes.

love

Ginger x

‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’ single

Ginger’s first single from Valor Del Corazon: ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ is due for release on the 20 November as a split single with fellow Round Records artist Howling Willie. ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ will be available on two track CD and strictly limited edition white vinyl 7″. The double ‘A’ sided single also features ‘Caffeine Bomb’ as recorded by Howling Willie and produced by Ginger.

Ginger is currently in the studio, adding the finishing touches to his new album Yoni, due for release on Round Records in January 2007.