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
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
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)