The Dropkicks drop (good ‘eh?) their new album, Turn Up That Dial, on April 30th. The first single from the album will be “Middle Finger”. Turn Up That Dial is the bands 10th studio album and here’s to hoping that its more rowdy celtic-punk’n’roll – I somehow suspect it will be.
1. ‘Turn Up That Dial’ 2. ‘L-EE-B-O-Y’ 3. ‘Middle Finger’ 4. ‘Queen Of Suffolk County’ 5. ‘Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding’ 6. ‘H.B.D.M.F.’ 7. ‘Good As Gold’ 8. ‘Smash Shit Up’ 9. ‘Chosen Few’ 10. ‘City By The Sea’ 11. ‘I Wish You Were Here’
Looks like there may be new Celtic-rock material from legendary guitarist and Celtic-rock innovator Gary Moore coming out. Just prior to his death in 2011, Moore was working on new Celtic rock material. Moore was a member of Thin Lizzy (3 times) in the 1970s and played on their Celtic infused 1979 album Black Rose as well as recording his own Celtic metal opus Wild Frontier in 1987. From 1990 onwards Moore turned to the blues and had a very successful career.
Prizefight the new single from The Peelers is now available on Spotify. The new album ‘Down & Out in the City of Saints’ out March 12th.
‘Down and Out in the City of Saints’ features 10 songs, recorded in Montreal, Dundee Scotland, and Vancouver between December 2019 and June 2020. In keeping with their more recent material, Dave Barton’s songs reflect the North American experience of the diaspora with a tip of the newsboy cap to the Quebecois narrative and the lure of Boston and New York; blending truth and fiction, glory and sport, love and loss, darkness and despair, while introducing composites of individuals, companions, friends and foes met along the punk rock journey.
Tracks 1. Give Us A Roar 2. Down and Out in the City of Saints 3. Prizefight 4. Spirits Seldom Sober 5. Stick and Move 6. Rakes Around The Point 7. Glad To See The Back Of You 8. Last Glass 9. Harder They Fall 10. From Here To Halifax
We’re very excited at Shite’n’Onions castle to hear that there is a Black 47 tribute in the works. The tribute is being compiled by lead Gobshite, Pete Walsh and will be digitally released on the Valley Entertainment label. Contributions so far include:
Shite’n’Onions favorite Cow-punk, Pete Berwick, has just released a 45 year career spanning anthology on Shotgun Records. If you hate new Nashville county music then Pete Berwick is for you. The collection is available digitally over on bandcamp
I want to give a shout out to The Placks, a 9 piece Celt-punk band from the Scottish Highlands. Their debut single, My Dearest Friend, came out in March and June sees the release of the follow up, Rebellious Son, as a limited edition seven inch. Check’em out.
The Mahones are currently in the studio in Toronto mixing tracks for their upcoming “unplugged” album set for release in early 2020.
01. Girl With Galway Eyes 02. Rise Again 03. A Little Bit Of Love (feat. Damhnait Doyle) 04. London 05. Draggin’ The Days 06. Cocktail Blue 07. Far Away 08. Will Ya Marry Me 09. Night Train To Paris 10. 100 Bucks 11. Back Home 12. Celtic Pride Bonus Acoustic Tracks: 13. Hurt 14. Stars (feat. Simon Townshend) 15. Someone Saved Me 16. Never Let You Down (feat. Sarah Harmer)
In the meantime you can sample The Mahones at their unplugged best.