“Dreams from The Factory Floor - the greatest British punk debut since ‘Nevermind The Bollocks!” REVOLUTION ROCK MAGAZINE
“The UK’s answer to Joan Jett!” KROQ
“Putting punk and protest back into the mainstream!” THE GUARDIAN
"The female 21st century Joe Strummer!" SHATTERED GLASS MEDIA
"Louise Distras is destroying the UK right now, flying the flag for all female artists. She is what all punk should be about!" BBC RADIO 1
Bold, brainy and ballsy, “Louise Distras represents nothing less than the rebirth of British punk; reinvented for a new generation”. With true "outlaw spirit and renegade soul", over the past two years she’s taken the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan, and the USA by storm, with the release of her debut album ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’.
For a world grown exhausted of Simon Cowell’s X Factor synth-pop, there’s a raw emotional honesty to this Brit punk sensation that might be considered too incandescent, all too real. For fans of Nirvana, Hole, Courtney Barnett, Misty Miller, Wolf Alice, and The Clash, ‘Dreams from the Factory Floor’ is a twelve track clenched fist full of fury aimed squarely at consumer society, sexual discrimination, and the ‘chosen few’ who run society in their own interests. It’s a vivid, poetic, relevant and relatable portrait of broken Britain rarely heard in music these days; at least not in the mainstream channels, overrun by vacuous sex and an anodyne vocabulary.
Direct from the streets of London, here is the story of a thousand disenfranchised young people, laid bare in viperous and vitriolic song. Everywhere you look on this record, the downtrodden and dispossessed are raised up, championed, supported and urged to keep fighting. This anthemic, melodic thrash of fist raising, violent punk poetry pierces the mind and delivers a message of honesty, unity and hope straight to the heart.
Over the past two years, this message has spread like wildfire across the world, bringing Louise Distras to the forefront of the international underground and beyond, touring the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA whilst taking in major festivals such as Glastonbury, performing at venues such as Shepherds Bush Empire, and Manchester Academy alongside Billy Bragg, Mick Jones (The Clash), Buzzcocks, New Model Army, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Television, Cocksparrer, UK SUBS, Steve Ignorant (Crass), Street Dogs, US Bombs and more.
"The questing power of punk is alive and well, and its name is Louise Distras..." and you can bet your last fiver you’ll be seeing a lot more of this talented songsmith in the not too distant future. Most likely hitchhiking, guitar slung over her shoulder on the way to a town near you!