July 1, 2009
I wasn’t expecting to be quite blown away by this 4 track EP from Pipes ‘n’ Pints, a Celtic punk band from the Czech Republic – actually, I was expecting to have to suffer through it and then struggle to find something nice to say. This wasn’t the case at all, at all!! Basically, if you like you punk loud and with bagpipes in the vein of Dropkick Murphys, The Real McKenzies or The PubCrawlers then this will truly blow you away. The band is tight, powerful – the drummer beats the shite outta the drums like you wouldn’t believe, the pipes wail, at the vocal will rip your face off. I would wager the 3 aforementioned bands would be proud to have written any of the 4 tracks on this EP. Find of the year, maybe!