Ginger Wildheart reveals new album Headzapoppin

Ginger Wildheart (Image credit: Lorne Thomson/Redferns - Getty)

Ginger Wildheart (opens in new tab) has revealed details on his new album titled Headzapoppin.

The album will ship on CD and vinyl later this year – but those who pre-order it now will automatically receive an instant digital download of the 10-track record (opens in new tab).

Ginger says: “Writing music is a form of therapy for me. It keeps my mind occupied and ensures that I live in the moment.

“This album is a collection of songs written while walking my dog Maggie on early mornings with very few people around and tons of ideas not suited to either The Wildhearts or my more rootsy solo albums.

“I figured if this album merely pays for itself, through a modest amount being actually available, then my work was worth it, and I subsequently will try to release one of these mixed packages every year. 

“As of now, before anyone has heard this grab-bag of brain zaps, I have no idea if people are going to love this collection of musical mutts or hate it.

“My work here is done for now. Next stop, your ears. Wish me luck.”

Earlier this month, The Wildhearts announced they’d release the mini-album Diagnosis in October (opens in new tab) through Graphite Records.

The six-track record will be released as a limited edition 10-inch white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter, on regular black vinyl 10-inch, on CD and on digital platforms

All three physical formats will feature an inner gatefold comic strip illustrated by the award-winning Hunt Emerson, who last worked with the band on the Earth Vs The Wildhearts cover and their logo.

Ginger Wildheart: Headzapoppin
1. Meet My Killer
2. Catch That Stranger
3. Saturday Matinee
4. Yorvik (My Hood)
5. Love Is
6. As Theodos Spoke
7. Boxes
8. The Answer Is Yes
9. Pound Coins & Kitchen Roll
10 – Zap

Scott Munro
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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.