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DS Exclusive: The Mahones stream “The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk”

We’re beyond stoked to bring you the exclusive premier of the soon-to-be-released greatest hits compilation from none other than Canada-based Irish punk rockers The Mahones!

Entitled “The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk,” the release chronicles the band’s roots and their evolving sound over the last quarter-century. It’s due out this coming Friday (August 26th) via Whiskey Devil Records in Canada, Sailor’s Grave Records in the States, and various outlets throughout Europe…buuuuut you can stream the entire thing today! Check it out below!

You can catch The Mahones on tour in Canada and Europe later this year in support of “The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk.” Details are below as well!



WTFest announces first round of bands & “A Fat Wreck” screening

The 2016 edition of UK punk festival WTFest is set to take place from October 14th-16 in Southampton, and the initial lineup has been announced. A few notable bands playing the fest include The Mahones, Muncie Girls, Sorority Noise, Ducking Punches, and Turnover.

The full list of bands currently on the lineup can be seen below.

WTFest will also be hosting an exclusive screening of the Fat Wreck Chords documentary A Fat Wreck. The film will be shown at The Joiners (the main festival venue) on Sunday, October 16th.

For more info on WTFest, head over here. To grab tickets, go here.



The Mahones detail ‘best-of’ album, announce more 25th anniversary shows

Celtic punk veterans The Mahones have announced they will be releasing a career-spanning compilation album titled The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk on August 26th through Sailors Grave Records. The LP will feature newly recorded versions of the band’s best songs.

You can check out a new recording of their track “A Great Night on the Lash” a find more info on the album below. Details on the band’s upcoming 25th anniversary shows are also down there.

The Mahones last released a 2-part LP titled The Hunger and the Fight in 2014 and 2015 through Whiskey Devil Records.



Music Video: The Narrowbacks (Celtic Punk) – “Shannon”

New York Celtic Punk act The Narrowbacks have released a music video for their song “Shannon.”

Check it out below.

“Shannon” is the bands latest single, which will likely be included on their upcoming album scheduled to be released in October.  The Narrowbacks last released The After Hours EP in 2015.



The Barefoot Sailors stream new EP “Davy Jones’ Locker”

Ontario’s The Barefoot Sailors (the once solo project of The Dead Sparrow’s DanO turned full band) have released their debut EP Davy Jones’ Locker, and you can stream this fun little Celtic punk gem below.



Dropkick Murphys’ Tim Brennan talks about songwriting process of next album

In a recent interviewDropkick Murphys guitarist Tim Brennan talked about the songwriting process of their anticipated new album, which is in the works, but explains how they are beyond the days where they feel the pressure to release music on tight schedules:

“We’ve never been the type of band who goes into the studio with loose ideas and fleshes them out during the recording process; we tend to like to have more or less a button on the songs we want to record… We still give ourselves room to move once we get the songs into the studio, but we will almost always have a fairly concrete idea of what we want to get out of the recording of specific songs.”

The new album will be the band’s first since 2013’s Signed and Sealed With Blood released through their own label Born & Bred Records.



Dropkick Murphys announce recording plans for new album

It’s been three years since we’ve had new music from Celtic punk Dropkick Murphys but it looks like the wait may soon be over. According to sources who attended the band’s 20th anniversary show recently, the Boston legends announced to the crowd that they were heading into the studio in May with plans to release a new full-length in November. No official announcement has been made but we’ll keep you posted as details come to light.

The new album will be the band’s first since 2013’s Signed and Sealed With Blood released through their own label Born & Bred Records.



Flogging Molly stream new song “The Hand of John L. Sullivan”

Flogging Molly have released a brand new single titled “The Hand of John L. Sullivan.” The track, as you might be able to tell, was inspired by Boston boxing legend John L. Sullivan, aka the “Boston Strong Boy.” You, however, may be more familiar with Sullivan as the“overly manly man” meme.

You can stream the song here.

“The Hand of John L. Sullivan” will appear on Flogging Molly’s upcoming album, which will drop later this year. Their last album was 2011′s The Speed of Darkness.



The Mahones announce St. Patricks day tour dates

Celtic punk-rock titans The Mahones are celebrating St. Patricks Day in a big way this year for their 25th anniversary.  In addition to releasing the best-of album, 25 Years of Irish Punk, they will also be playing a home town show on the holiday, as well as a few other shows throughout the week.

Check out all the dates, including the bands upcoming summer festival dates, below.

The Mahones last released The Hunger and the Fight via Whiskey Devil Records.



Mickey Rickshaw (Celtic punk) release music video for new song “Grey Water”

Boston Celtic punk act Mickey Rickshaw have just released a music video for the best damn new Celtic punk song I’ve heard this year. It’s called “Grey Water” and it will appear on a new album the band will hopefully be officially announcing soon. Check it out below.

The band is going to be playing on Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise with Rancid, Frank Turner, The Street Dogs, and a ton of other legendary bands, so we expect things to pick up for these dudes very soon.

Mickey Rickshaw released their last album “No Heaven For Heroes” in 2015.



Flogging Molly release live video for “Devil’s Dance Floor”

Flogging Molly have released a new live video for their classic track, “Devil’s Dance Floor.” It was recorded at the band’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day show at Hollywood Palladium. Check it out below.

Along with the new video, Flogging Molly announced a contest, with the winner getting a pair of tickets to the band’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Day show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. That show will also feature a fully-functioning pub on stage, and the winners will get to grab a drink on-stage while the band is playing. Find out more about the contest here.

Flogging Molly will release their new single, The Hand of John L. Sullivan, this March. Their last album was 2011’s The Speed of Darkness.



The Real McKenzies announce huge Canadian and European tour

Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have announced a massive Canadian and European tour. The tour will go through all of March, then pick back up through July and August. You can see the dates below.

The Real McKenzies’s most recent full-length “Rats in the Burlap” was released in April of 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords.



The Mahones (celtic) release track listings for anniversary “Best Ofs”

Celtic punk-rock titans The Mahones have announced track listings for their acoustic and full-band “Best Ofs” to be released this year.

The group have also mentioned an anniversary world tour, the dates of which will be available in Feburary.

Full details of the band’s anniversary celebrations can be found here and the track listings below.



Dropkick Murphys add new dates for their 20th anniversary tour

Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys have added a few dates, as well as confirmed venues for previously un-booked dates to their upcoming 20th anniversary tour with Tiger Army and Darkbuster. You can see the updated list of dates and locations  (with new ones marked with +) below.

Dropkick Murphys last released Signed and Sealed With Blood in 2013 through their own label Born & Bred Records.



The Mahones announce releases for 25th anniversary

Long-time celtic punks The Mahones have announced plans for their 25th anniversary year. They will be releasing FOUR albums throughout the course of 2016. These albums are 25 Years Of Irish Punk (The Very Best) which will be re-recordings of old classics, is to be released “in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2016”. 25 Years of Irish Folk (The Very Best) will be acoustic re-recordings of Mahones folkier classics, to be released halfway to St. Patrick’s (September 17th, 2016). They are also planning to release a deluxe version of their last double album, “The Hunger and The Fight.” Finally, they will be re-releasing their debut album “Clear The Way” which will include bonus early recordings from back in the day. In addition to releasing all these albums they will release a 25th Anniversary Pictorial History book along with a documentary, and a live-in-concert DVD.