Gina Birch (The Raincoats) Shares “Wish I Was You Feat. Thurston Moore,” Announces Debut Solo Album

Legendary post-punk musician, artist, and filmmaker Gina Birch has announced the release of her debut solo album, I Play My Bass Loud (Third Man Records), arriving Friday, February 24, 2023. Pre-orders are available now. I Play My Bass Loud is heralded by today’s premiere of the propulsive first single, “Wish I Was You,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track – co-written and co-produced by the legendary Youth and featuring guitar by longtime fan Thurston Moore – is joined by an official music video, directed by Gina’s filmmaker daughter Honey Birch and streaming now at YouTube. In addition, a limited edition “Wish I Was You” 7” vinyl single is available now at the official Third Man Store.

Known for a wildly diverse artistic career that includes co-founding iconic British post-punk band, The Raincoats, Birch will mark today’s arrival of “Wish I Was You” with a special single release show at Third Man Records London’s intimate Blue Basement, set for this Friday, November 11. Next year will see Birch celebrate I Play My Bass Loud with an eagerly anticipated UK/Ireland headline tour, getting underway March 21 at Brighton’s Hope and Ruin. Additional dates will be announced soon.

The album distills my years of musical, political, and artistic life with these genre-breaking songs,” says Gina Birch. “It’s a personal diary using sounds and lyrics, full of fun, rage, and storytelling.


TOUR 2022-2023


11 – London, UK – The Blue Basement @ Third Man Records London

MARCH 2023

21 – Brighton, UK – The Hope and Ruin

22 – London, UK – Oslo

24 – Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint

25 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s

27 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club