The Wildhearts (formed in 1989) are a rock group from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The band's sound is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop; punk metal with as much attention given to melody and songcraft as the high density of riffs, having been touted in the music press as combining influences as diverse as The Beatles and Metallica. The band split due to drug issues in 1997, coming together again in 2001 with the original Earth vs the Wildhearts lineup.
Current line-up: Ginger, 'Random' Jon Poole, C.J., Ritch Battersby.
Most recent album: The Wildhearts - Chutzpah! (31 August 2009)