Louise Distras: Songs Of Love And Fury
Never Let The Hand You Hold, Hold You Down
Her voice sounds like an angel caught in a mantrap. There’s a raw emotional honesty to Brit punk sensation Louise Distras that some might even find too intense… which would be a terrible shame – because on tonight’s GBS, Louise sings four superb live tracks for us from her forthcoming album Dreams From The Factory Floor that are nothing less than unmissable.
Bold, brainy and ballsy, Louise Distras represents nothing less than the rebirth of British punk; reinvented for a new generation. Writing her own material, Louise is taking the UK – and soon America – by storm. For a world grown flatulent on the pabulum of Simon Cowell’s X Factor synth-pop, Louise might be far too incandescent, all too real. But you know what? She couldn’t care less.
“The X Factor is not a talent show”, says Louise. “It’s a show where people go on a stage and others laugh at them. It celebrates a culture of bullying. And that culture of bullying filters down into everyday life.”
You heard Louise here first, on Radio Litopia’s GBS. Pass it on.
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