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Event InformationRaised on a diet of Bob Dylan, Nirvana and the Sex Pistols, Louise Distras whips up a storm of passionate punk'n'roll, conjuring up a mix Kathleen Hanna
and Roy Orbison as she channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury on her debut album 'Dreams from the Factory Floor'.
Louise’s path from hardship to heart-felt anthems began when she ran away from home, aged 16. Armed with a guitar and the few chords she knew she decided to
play music for anyone who’d listen. Her unshakeable belief that “Music can change the world” underlines by her own story, because it certainly changed hers.
In 2015, 'Dreams from the Factory Floor' was released worldwide to critical acclaim. Produced by Steve Whale (The Business) and featuring Mick Talbot of
Style Council the album balances propulsive, old-school punk anthems with assertive, socially-aware folk-punk.
Following her debut LP, Distras released hard-hitting new single 'Aileen' as an appetite-whetter for her soon-to-be-released sophomore album.
Driven by Distras’s hooky guitar melody and heated, hoarse-throated howl, “Aileen” blends a ‘60s British Invasion girl-group sound with more
contemporary, crunchy power pop. The track received airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio X and KROQ. The track also featured on the Hugs for Chelsea online
benefit album for whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The compilation premiered on Rolling Stone, it also included tracks from Tom Morello, Thurston Moore and
Over the past four years, Distras has performed across the UK, mainland Europe and USA. She has also performed at Glastonbury Festival, Slam Dunk
Festival, Punk Rock Bowling and Frank Turner's Lost Evenings. She's shared stages with Mick Jones (The Clash), Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, The Damned,
Stiff Little Fingers and The King Blues.
Kerrang! named her 'Star of 2017' saying "Louise Distras is the most exciting voice in UK punk right now!". While the undeniable quality of Louise’s music
stands her in good stead, her perceived status as a ‘protest singer’ is up for debate. “Growing up as a young working class woman in a post-Thatcher era, these
songs and poems reflect that environment,” she says. “The gatekeepers of the music industry have tried to call these protest songs, which is a label that I
don’t understand because I’m just passing on my experience as a human being growing up in these apocalyptic conditions of unemployment and apathy. You have to
wonder why someone simply speaking their mind is considered a protest in the first place,” You can be sure Louise will carry on saying what she thinks and
feels in 2018, as she plays her part in what she describes as “the street revolution”. The artistic call to arms has begun, and from
humble beginnings, Louise Distras is leading from the front!
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Venue Address:The Bodega
23 Pelham Street
Venue Information:Universally regarded by locals and students alike as one of the best places to hang out, party and listen to live music in Nottingham - the Bodega is a must visit venue that has been at the very forefront of the midlands music scene over the past two decades. With a multitude of awards under it's belt including Best Medium Bar at the Best Bar None awards 2011, the Bodega holds its own as a great all rounder whilst having cemented itself a reputation for bringing world class stadium and festival-headlining talent to audiences before they made it big. The Bodega also won “Best Small Bar” (Judges vote) at 2013 and 2014 Best Bar None Awards.
Info Line: 0115 9505078
Bar open from 4pm Monday to Saturday.
Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm.
Concerts: Shows usually begin at 7pm and finish at 10pm unless otherwise stated.
Disability information:Disabled Info: Please contact the venue directly for more information on 0115 950 5078 or online at http://www.bodeganottingham.com/venue-info/123-disability-access-information
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