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DS Exclusive: The Rumjacks (Celtic) Premiere New Music Video For “Patron Saint O’ Thieves”

Australian Celtic punkers The Rumjacks sent us a brand new music video to premiere exclusively for DyingScene readers! “Patron Saint O’ Thieves” is from their most recent full length album, Sleepin’ Rough which came out earlier this year. While it is Christmas in theme, it’s far from your traditional yuletide carol. Give it a view or two and check out what lead man Frankie McLaughlin said inspired him to write it, below!

The Rumjacks are currently on tour in their native land but they’ve also just announced their first ever US show! This coming March, the boys will be visiting the sunny shores of San Diego, California for the Get Shamrocked Festival



Album Review: The Rumjacks – “Sober and Godless”

At first listen, The Rumjacks sound like any other generic Celtic punk band. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because who isn’t a sucker for the pairing of electric guitar and banjo? But upon closer inspection these Australian Celtic punks manage to pack a refreshing punch that has been missing from recent releases in the genre into their sophomore effort, Sober And Godless.

“Home Rule” kicks off with a whimsical tin whistle before delving into an aggressive, bass driven-tune. With heavy melodic influences and the infectious chorus, “Home Rule” is easily one of the most standout tracks on Sober and Godless.

“Blows and Unkind Words” serves as an ode to the mandolin, beginning as a slow and serene ballad that is complimented by whiskey-soaked vocals. It eventually builds into a campy tune that unapologetically calls out those who go to shows with violence on their agenda. The Rumjacks point out the irony of “watching grown men fight to music made for teenage girls.”

While obviously rooted in the traditional instrumentation of Irish folk-music, The Rumjacks also manage to add other influences into Sober and Godless. “Barred For Life” is reminiscent of Rancid circa “…And Out Came The Wolves,” blending the most lovable aspects of third wave ska and oi with their trademark sound. Even reggae has found its way halfway through the record on “Home”.

The Rumjacks do Celtic punk well while adding different influences into the genre to keep Sober and Godless interesting. If you are a fan of a good banjo lick, I would recommend this album.

4/5

RIYL: Dropkick Murphy’s, Flogging Molly, Flatfoot 56



The Rumjacks (celtic punk) release music video for “Plenty”

New South Wales celtic punk outfit The Rumjacks has premiered a music video for their new song “Plenty” and you can check it out below.

The track is the band’s second single off their upcoming album “Sober & Godless” due out early next year on their own label Black Mathilda Music. Y

The Rumjacks last released their debut full-length “Gangs Of Holland” back in 2010 through Laughing Outlaw Records.



Music Video: The Rumjacks – “Blows & Unkind Words” off upcoming album “Sober & Godless”

After a bit of laying low, New South Wales celtic punk outfit The Rumjacks are back and better than ever. The rejuvenated crew has signed with Troubador, and is getting ready to release their second full-length studio album, “Sober & Godless”, early next year, on their own label Black Mathilda Music. You can be sure to see a bunch more from these guys in the near future, as well as a bunch of touring starting in 2015.

The band has released a new music video for their song “Blows & Unkind Words”, which will appear on the upcoming LP. You can check it out below.

Have a read about what frontman Frankie McLaughlin had to say about the new work below.

The Rumjacks last released their debut full-length “Gangs Of Holland” back in 2010 through Laughing Outlaw Records.



The Rumjacks release “Gangs of New Holland” details, streaming 3 new songs

Bust out the kilts and guiness, there’s a new celtic punk band in town.  The Rumjacks hale from New South Wales and they will be releasing their debut full-length album, “Gangs Of Holland” on September 3rd via Laughing Outlaw Records.  Today the band has released the cover art <= , track listing and 3 new songs (“Pinchgut”, “Uncle Tommy”, and “Irish Pub Song”) which you can stream on their MySpace page.

The band released their last EP, Sound As A Pound, in November of 2009.



The Rumjacks announce new album “Gangs Of New Holland”

Here’s a new dose of celtic punk for ya.  New South Wales celtic punk outfit The Rumjacks will be releasing their debut full-length album, “Gangs Of Holland” on September 3rd via Laughing Outlaw Records.

From the press release:

Gangs Of New Holland was produced by Dave Hammer (The Snowdroppers, Rex Banner, Mz Ann Thropik) in Sydney and recorded at Big Jesus Burger Studios. It is an unrelenting 14 songs as a soundtrack for life, from teat to the tomb. The resulting full length album, Gangs Of New Holland contains not only the band’s truest take on the traditional influences they hold dear but also manages to up the ante on arsekickin’ energy.

The band released their last EP, Sound As A Pound, in November of 2009.  Cruise over to their MySpace page to get a taste for the lads’ music.



The Rumjacks recording new celtic punk album

Australian celtic/punk band The Rumjacks are currently in the studio recording 15 new songs for a new full-length album.

The band released their last EP, Sound As A Pound, in November of 2009.  Cruise over to their MySpace page to get a taste for the lads’ music (this last sentence was written in a Scottish accent).