Ginger Wildheart Announces Official Release Of New Album, ‘The Pessimist’s Companion’

On April 22nd Ginger Wildheart proudly releases ‘The Pessimist’s Companion‘ on Wicked Cool Records. ‘The Pessimist’s Companion‘, featuring the single ‘Stalemate‘, will be available both digitally and on CD.

Fresh from a break up, a lonely alcoholic living in a caravan poured his feelings into a collection of songs, as dark as they are confessional. The landscape is more eclectic than its predecessor, ‘Ghost In The Tanglewood‘, but cut from the same tree. 

The Pessimist’s Companion‘ never got a proper commercial release, due to one thing or another, and was hastily mixed and compiled to meet its pre-order deadline. Rough, urgent and entirely in keeping with the subject matter.

The album presented here, still wrapped in stunning artwork by Chris Mars, features a brand new mix, a different running order and five extra songs recorded for the session but not finished in time. 

This is a deeply personal release for me. I hope you find something here to warm the colder nights alone.” – Ginger Wildheart.

This official 15 track album released on Stevie Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records is anaural treat, with no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia. Ginger has created a truly honest album which is an all too rare commodity in today’s world.

To celebrate the release of ‘The Pessimist’s Companion‘ Ginger plays 7 UK shows, with Jon Poole, starting on Sunday 17th at The Cluny in Newcastle and concluding at the Lexington in London on Saturday 23rd.

The Pessimist’s Companion‘ is available to pre-order / pre- save: here


01 Why Aye (Oh You)

02 I Love You so Much I’m Leaving

03 In Reverse

04 You Will Let Me Down Again

05 No Regrets

06 Detachment

07 A Better Love

08 The Pessimists Companion

09 Barbed Wire & Roses

10 I Don’t Wanna Work on This Sogn No More

11 Wanna Be Yours

12 Sweet Wanderlust

13 There is a House

14 Stalemate

15 May the Restless Find Peace

Ginger Wildheart April UK shows 

Sun 17th  Newcastle  – Cluny


Mon 18th Edinburgh  – Bannermans   SOLD OUT

Tue 19th  Leicester  – Soundhouse


Wed 20th Cardiff  – Clwb Ifor Bach


Thu 21st  Blackpool – Waterloo Music Bar (Acoustic)


Fri 22nd  Huddersfield – Parish


Sat 23rd  London – Lexington (Acoustic)


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