LouiseLouise Distras, the UK’s latest punk rock queen may invite comparisons to female punk contemporaries like Brode Dalle and Courtney Love, but in reality her music shares more with folk singer Billy Bragg and folk punk Frank Turner. Her debut album Dreams From The Factory Floor is due out on 30th September via Street Revolution Records.

She is the current darling of the UK music press, being described as  ‘the 21st Century Joe Strummer who personifies punk rock spirit, free-thinking and the renegade soul’. High praise indeed, and it remains to be seen whether she will live up to the hype.

You can check out her video for The Hand You Hold here.  Tour dates with the Street Dogs are below.

2 August – Liederkranz Hasscontainer Open Air, Ulm (Germany)
5 August – Secret Place, Montpellier (France)
6 August – Walfisch, Freiburg (Germany)
7 August – Cafe Central, Weinheim (Germany)
8 August – Endless Summer Open Air Festival, Torgau (Germany)
10 August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool (UK)
11 August – Boom Town Fair Festival, Winchester (UK)
12 August – The Exchange, Bristol (UK)
13 August – Whelans, Dublin (Ireland)
14 August – The Underworld, London (UK)
15 August – Rambler, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
16 August – MTC, Koln (Germany)
17 August – Backstage Werk, Munchen (Germany)
18 August – Schlachthof, Eisenach (Germany)
24 August – Coretex Fest at SO36, Berlin (Germany)