Ginger Wildheart is releasing a single for Suicide Prevention at Christmas to promote Mental Health Awareness and the proceeds will go to The Samaritans.
The lead track is called Fuck You Brain, recorded with Ginger’s friend Ryan Hamilton. Along with Fuck You Brain, the single includes two extra original and previously unreleased songs, all for £5.00 (minimum).
“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
Watch now the video for Fuck You Brain :
To purchase the Fuck You Brain single go to: roundrecords.bandcamp.com
On December 14th The Wildhearts set out on a 5 date UK tour, including Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London on December 17th. The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, continuing to hold firm, are supported by Danny McCormack’s band The Main Grains and Dirt Box Disco. With the exception of Manchester, where it will be Hey! Hello! in place of Dirt Box Disco and Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash in London, which features a formidable seven bands.
On top of this Danny will be joining The Wildhearts each night for a few songs on the encore. The impressive cast supporting The Wildhearts at Ginger’s Birthday Bash is - Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana.
The Wildhearts December UK tour dates: Wed 14th Glasgow O2 ABC w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains Thur 15th Newcastle Riverside w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains Fri 16th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains Sat 17th London O2 Forum w/ Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana Sun 18th Manchester Ritz w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains