Not to be confused with an earlier CDEP release of the same name, Rebellious Son is a new, limited edition 7” single from the Scottish Highlands based, The Placks, one of the best bands to emerge onto the Celtic-punk scene in the last couple of years. Side A, Rebellious Son, is a huge sounding, Celtic-punk ballad singalong with a football terrace chorus. The flip side is way more punky (with underlying Celtic instrumentation), a throwback to front-man, Iain Kilgallon’s, street-punk roots. Grab it on vinyl while it’s still available.
Neck – The Foggy Dew
The Currency – 888
The Mighty Regis – Paddy Don’t Live In Hollywood
The Electrics – Caledonia
The Rumjacks – An poc ar buile
The Placks – The Bomb, the Bullet & the Gun
Medusa’s Wake – Seldom Sober
Medusa’s Wake – Convict’s Tale
Sharks Come Crusin’ – Three Score and Ten
The Mahones – Shake Hands With The Devil
The Mickey Finns – The Ballad Of Duffy’s Cut
The Fisticuffs – Dublin’s Coming Home
Prydein – Run Run Away
The Mahones – The Hunger & The Fight
The Placks – Rebellious Son
The Placks – The Mountain Men
Clovers Revenge – Old Hag, You Have Killed Me-Dinny Delaney
Clovers Revenge -The Merry Misadventures Of Sister Mary Margaret
The Tosspints – Blood or Whiskey
Neck – Psycho Ceilidh Mayhem Set
Biblecode Sundays One Step Beyond
Devil’s Advocates – Taneytown
Can we start with your musical background – who are you and who are The Placks? The Placks are a fairly new band, how did the band get together and what was the inspiration after your long punk career (if punks can have careers) to bring in strong Celtic influences to your music?
The Placks was a wee idea in the back of my head for years that wouldn’t go away. I have played in bands since I was in school and over the years have been lucky enough to have toured with bands like Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, UK SUBS, The Business and a few others, in my bands Beerzone and Control, and they all used to say the same thing to me, “Iain, being a proud Celt, you really ought to add some Celtic/Folk instruments to songs”. They all thought I wrote catchy, melodic songs so thought it would be very interesting.
When people like Charlie Harper (UK SUBS), Ken Casey and Tim Armstrong say you should try something other than just straight up punk, you tend to listen!
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.