1916: Revolutions

While upstate NY based band, 1916, have been around a few years, I’m not overly familiar with them. Revolutions, is their fifth full-length release and the band actually started out way back in 2006 as a duo and expanded to full band by 2010. Musically, I hear fast punk’n’roll meets psychobilly overlaid with traditional Irish influences (tin whistle and mandolin) giving 1916 a strong sense of melody – I’d wager Social Distortion are an influence on top of the usual Celtic-punk suspects. There is a nice cover of the Irish ballad, Grace. In all, a very solid and original sounding release. I look forward to digging deeper into the 1916 back catalog.



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