April 22, 2011
Despite the title, French Canada seems to seems to be quite the hot bed of Celtic punk – we just reviewed Montreal’s Drunken Dru and The Mahones have hauled ass from Toronto and are now based in Montreal though I can’t confirm if Finny is fluent or not.
Purgatory, Quebec is the follow up to the demo/CD, In Between , we reviewed here a couple of years back. I remember In Between being a strong effort with lots of solid punk rock topped with bagpipes. Real Men Wear Kilts being a stand out track on the demo. Purgatory, Quebec follows in the footsteps but its just a wee bit more punkie (in a Street Dogs vain) and way more bag pipe-ie. Great stuff and they even do one track in French just for good measure – Trimestre