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Louise Distras: Standing Strong for S.o.p.h.i.e

By Wildchildmedia @wildchildmedia

Imagine the greatest concerts you have ever been to, the ones that really matter, and the ones you’ll never forget – they consist of a rich mixture of subcultures standing together. The ‘Stand Strong Campaign’ is a campaign to bring all subcultures together under the message that “Unity is strength”.

Inspired by the S.O.P.H.I.E campaign, Louise Distras and Canadian solo artist Jenny Woo have joined forces to make a stand by recording the split single ‘Stand Strong Together’ to be released on 4th February 2013, where Louise Distras will take the message on the road via a major European and UK tour to promote unity in the modern underground music scene and tackle prejudice, hatred and intolerance head-on.

Louise Distras, the passionate new face of English punk protest, explains: “Violent attacks against people from alternative backgrounds are becoming more common and are going unreported, if we don’t confront these divides and attacks in our society things will continue to get worse. The Stand Strong Campaign is about valuing the freedom to express ourselves and our ideas. It’s about working together to achieve a safe, bullying and harassment free world. Whether you’re a Punk, skinhead, Mod, rocker, Goth, or Casual – there is more that unites us than divides us!”

Support on the ‘Stand Strong Together’ Tour comes from UK folk-punk protest singer Wayne Lost Soul, who says ”Now more than ever, we must stand strong together to face the real problems in our lives rather than attacking each other because of our differences!”

‘Stand Strong Together’ featuring Jenny Woo, will be released on 4th February 2013 digitally via iTunes and Amazon (physical copies will also be available here at and also features the B-Side ‘Shades Of Hate’, taken from Louise Distras’ debut album ‘Dreams From The Factory Floor’ due for release in Spring 2013.

Louise Distras and Wayne Lost Soul will be raising funds in aid of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation:
-To ensure a lasting legacy to Sophie
-To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
-To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures� or lifestyle and dress

Stand Strong Together Tour February 2013:

31st January – Molli Chaoot, Amsterdam NL
1st February – Grauzone Festival at Melkweg, Amsterdam
2nd February – Huize Spoorloos, Emmen NL
3rd February – Desperado, Bielefeld DE
4th February – Wageni, Bochum DE
5th February – Anyway, Essen DE
6th February – Sternhagel, Cologne DE
7th February – UJZ Korn, Hannover DE
10th February – Wild At Heart, Berlin DE
12th February – La Datscha, Potsdam DE
13th February – Subway To Peter, Chemnitz DE
14th February – Hausbar Munzgasse, Tubingen DE
15th February – Demoz, Ludwigsburg DE
16th February – Limes Bar, Cologne DE
17th February – Hafeneck, Mainz DE
18th February – Alternative Gegenkultur, Kusel DE
19th February – Captains Inn, Frankfurt DE
20th February – Substanz, Osnabruck DE
21st February – Skorut, Hamburg DE
22nd February – The Clearing Barrel, Kaiserslautern DE
23rd February – Apparat, Koblenz DE
26th February – The Wells Hotel, Cardiff UK
28th February – MelloMello, Liverpool UK
2nd March – Another Winter Of Discontent Festival, London UK
8th March – Dog & Partridge, Bolton UK
9th March – The Doghouse, Nottingham UK
15th March – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK with Ruts DC, TV Smith
16th March – The Duchess, York UK with TV Smith
24th March – The Star & Garter, Manchester UK with Henry Cluney
31st March – Maggie Mays, Glasgow UK
5th April – Adam & Eve, Birmingham UK
6th April – The Duke Of Wellington, Shoreham by Sea UK
14th April – Punk & Disorderly Festival, Berlin DE
20th April – The Stadtwerkstatt, Linz AU

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