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The Old Firm Casuals stream new track “Wartime Rock ‘n’ Roll” and announce EP

Oi punk legends The Old Firm Casuals are streaming a brand new song, “Wartime Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The track accompanies an announcement that the band will release a new EP in the near future. The exact date of the new material is currently unknown but watch this space for further news.

For now, you can enjoy “Wartime Rock ‘n’ Roll” below.



The Old Firm Casuals release music video for “A Butcher’s Banquet”

The Old Firm Casuals have released a new video. It’s for the song “A Butcher’s Banquet.”

You can watch it below.

The song is off an upcoming 12-inch EP of the same name due out June via  Oi! The Boat Records and Randale Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Old Firm Casuals, Suede Razors, Roadside Bombs at The Night Light, Oakland (1.30.16)

This past Saturday I nearly missed an incredible show featuring local favorites Old Firm Casuals, Suede Razors, and Roadside Bombs. I was supposed to work, and once I got the night off I found it terribly difficult to find tickets to the sold-out event. Alas, a ticket materialized and I headed across the Bay Bridge to the sauna that is The Night Light. If the previous week’s show’s theme was youthful energy, this show’s theme was ‘old punks’. Indeed, all the bands have been around in the scene for quite awhile, and at 30, I found myself as one of the younger attendees.

Roadside Bombs opened the night in classic fashion with some great sounds of the street. The band is punk-driven, but definitely has a melodic side that shines through. There’s plenty of opportunities to sing along with some gang vocals too, especially with songs like “Not Everybody Knows a Good Thing”, “My Side Of Town”, “Tax Revolution”, “Bring ‘Em Home”, and more just to name a few. Definitely the perfect fit for the lineup, and a great opener for the night. The band most recently released “My Side Of Town” back in 2014, which you can listen to here.

Things got a little more intense as Darrel, Mike and crew took to the stage for Suede Razors, featuring members of Harrington Saints, Sydney Ducks, Hounds & Harlots, and more, these guys are no strangers to the scene. A Suede Razors show is like a trip to your local bar, singing along to pub songs with your mates – just with a punk/skinhead tinge to it. In fact, the intro to “Bovver Boys” sounds like something you would hear in an English pub after a soccer match. The band has really done well creating a unique sound that builds off all the guys’ collective experience. “Here She Comes” gets you off your barstool and maybe not dancing, but definitely nodding your head along to the beat. One of my favorites is “Longshot Kid”, which builds up and will have you throwing fists in the air by the end.

I don’t know what it is, but it has proven to be a challenge of entry for every band Lars is in. I hear he is a fan of dyingscene, however it seems our press requests always fall on deaf ears. Persistence and perseverance are the names of the game, and I managed to be up front and center as Old Firm Casuals took the stage. I’ve seen the band several times over the years, and it amazes me that photos from their set at The Blank Club nearly 6 years ago still remain at the top of Google image searches. It’s great to see Lars’ voice shine through in a new light outside of the Rancid sound we’ve all become accustomed to. He’s got the perfect amount of grit and melody – no frills vocals at its best. It was definitely a treat to see “Skinhead” performed live, among other favorites.

You can view set photos below.

Huge thanks to Ian, Ben, Darrel, Skip, and Chelsea for helping out, and cheers to all the Pirates and Chapter 11 crew! It’s always great seeing you all.



The Old Firm Casuals and Evil Conduct team up for a Christmas split 7″

Oi! fans, get ready for some Christmas cheer from Evil Conduct and The Old Firm Casuals.  Although Yuletide Cheers and Oi! has been out for a while now, it’s that time of year and you really can’t miss hearing 2 of your favorite Christmas tunes sung with streetpunk flavor.

The split features Evil Conduct’s version of “Silver Bells,” and The Old Firm’s “Father Xmas.”  You can stream both tracks below.



Music Video: The Old Firm Casuals – “Election Day”

Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen’s side project The Old Firm Casuals have released a music video for their song “Election Day” and you can check it out below.

“Election Day” comes from the band’s latest album This Means War, which was released in July on Oi! The Boat Records and served as a follow-up to the group’s a 7-inch Never Say Die, launchd in January.



The Old Firm Casuals’ drummer Paul Rivas breaks arm, band hopes to continue European tour

Image taken from The Old Firm Casuals’ facebook page

Tough break (sorry for that) for The Old Firm Casuals. The band recently embarked on a full European tour, but suffered a setback when drummer Paul Rivas broke his arm (that’s the X-Ray above). The Bay Area oi punk band (which also includes Lars from Rancid) were forced to cancel their gig at the Punk Rock Holiday Festival in Slovenia. However, they’re hoping to continue the remainder of their tour dates with a few fill-in drummers. Check out the full European rundown here. Get well soon, Paul!

The Old Firm Casuals’ debut album, “This Is War,” is available here.



The Old Firm Casuals announce “This Means War” release details

Release details have finally been announced for the debut full-length from The Old Firm Casuals (featuring Lars from Rancid, as you should know by now).

Entitled “This Means War,” the album will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow (Thursday, July 17th). Check out your order options right here. Digital release is slated for July 29th.

“This Means War” will be released via Oi! the Boat Records. If you haven’t done so yet, check out the band’s video for the track “Perry Boys” below.



Music Video: The Old Firm Casuals – “Perry Boys”

Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen’s side project The Old Firm Casuals have released a music video for their song “Perry Boys.” Check it out below.

“Perry Boys” comes from the band’s upcoming album This Means War, which will be released later this year on Oi! The Boat Records.  The Old Firm Casuals last released a 7-inch entitled Never Say Die in January.



The Old Firm Casuals (ft. Lars from Rancid) to release new full-length this year

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen and the rest of the guys in The Old Firm Casuals are planning on releasing a new, 13-song album sometime within the next few months.

Nothing else has been announced as of yet but we’ll keep you all in the loop as more details on the record come to light. Hopefully this doesn’t have an impact on the release of that new Rancid album we’ve been waiting for.



Murphy’s Law announce summer European tour

New York punk legends Murphy’s Law will be embarking on a tour of Europe this summer, which will include support from Agnostic Front, The Old Firm Casuals, Subzero, Ramallah and Risk It!. All the dates and locations are below.

Murphy’s Law have reportedly been working on a new album, which will be their first since 2001’s The Party’s Over. No release date has been set, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light.



The Old Firm Casuals (ft. Lars from Rancid) announce European tour dates

Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen’s side project The Old Firm Casuals will be heading out on a two-week European tour this summer. Details on when and where they’ll be stopping can be found below.

The Old Firm Casuals last released a 7-inch entitled Never Say Die in January through Oi! The Boat Records, who also released the band’s double LP For the Love It All on April 27th, 2013.



The Old Firm Casuals (Lars from Rancid) stream new 7-inch “Never Say Die”

As a part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Major League Soccer team the San Jose Earthquakes have tapped Oi/Streetpunk act The Old Firm Casuals (featuring Rancid‘s Lars Frederiksen) to write their new theme song. The track, titled “Never Say Die”, features back up vocals recorded by former and current members of the Earthquakes and will make its live debut at the Earthquake rebranding party on January 30th.

To coincide with this Oi! The Boat Records has released a 7-inch featuring 2 versions of the song and you can stream it below.

The Old Firm Casuals last released a double LP titled For the Love It All on April 27th, 2013 through <a Oi! The Boat Records.



The Old Firm Casuals write new theme song for the San Jose Earthquakes

As a part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Major League Soccer team the San Jose Earthquakes have tapped Oi/Streetpunk act The Old Firm Casuals (featuring Rancid‘s Lars Frederiksen) to write their new theme song. The track, titled “Never Say Die”, features back up vocals recorded by former and current members of the Earthquakes and will make its live debut at the Earthquake rebranding party on January 30th.

For more information on the team’s celebration, and how the band ties into it all, you can go here.

The Old Firm Casuals last released a double LP titled For the Love It All on April 27th, 2013 through Oi! The Boat Records.



The Old Firm Casuals announce California tour dates w/ Stomper 98 & Control

Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen’s side project The Old Firm Casuals will be playing some shows in California this March with support from Stomper 98 and Control.

Details on when and where they’ll be playing can be found below.

The Old Firm Casuals last released a double LP entitled “For The Love It All” on April 27th, 2013 through Oi! The Boat Records.



Album Review: The Old Firm Casuals – “For The Love Of It All…”

From Casey Watson’s first ominous chords striking the arrival of ‘We Want The Lion’s Share’ ringing out like thunder signalling the approach of a perfect storm, feeding into the tommy gun patter of Paul Rivas’ drumming, shooting Lars Frederiksen’s rip snarling vocals in their gritty, gravel chewing mouth, this is a collection of songs that is born and bred in the eyes of guys your mom would rather you refrain from spending time with. Hang out with that kid who goes to church with his mom and spends all his time playing World of Warcraft instead. Orcs and beasts in fantastical worldscapes are far less threatening than heavily tattooed skinhead football hooligans (that’s European football folks, not American).

But you won’t have it. For as Lars himself has pointed out in a great many past interviews, you don’t choose punk, punk chooses you. And so, with your Dad banging on the door (if your Dad’s still around) yelling for you to turn that crap down, you crank the jungle thumping intro to ‘A Gang Like Us,’ take comfort in the anthemic outcast lyrics delivered with the stained asphalt sincerity of a guy who knows what he’s talking about, and you find purpose in it.

It isn’t a new sound this Old Firm Casuals group is spitting, but it may be new to you. You who stumbled upon the group in your quest for backstory to that funky ‘Time Bomb’ song the radio plays every once in a while. You love that song, even though it’s been around a while, love its catchy, bouncy rhythm, snotty vocals and boundless energy and as ‘For The Love of it All’ makes its way through its playlist a lyric from the song ‘Skinhead’ suddenly jumps out at you: “He likes the reggae, likes the soul, likes the street punk rock and roll.”

It’s an affirmation and an induction.

And while you don’t follow politics or give a lick about them, but the song ‘Red, White N’ Blue’ makes your blood boil and makes you want to fight for your right for better treatment.

The dark, brutal world depicted in aggressive detail in songs like ‘Violence In Our Minds,’ ‘Death Dealers’ and ‘D.M.D.P. (which stands for Doc Marten Dental Plan)’ among others,  is a world away from what you know, a world away from the Tim Burton-esque suburban American bubble you call home, but it speaks to you, you get it. And while you would never knowingly break a law above a jay-walk, ‘Born Criminal’ feels like your new personal battle cry, with its gang vocals busting your stereo at the seams and inviting you into the fold. The song ‘For The Love It All’ your new national anthem, with its heartfelt mid-tempo adage of “I can’t say I would’ve chosen this life, although this life has chosen me” the perfect end sentiment to a record that collectively holds the perfect first sentiments to the rest of your life.

You go to your Dad’s closet and try and find a pair of suspenders but none of them are skinny enough, you look for a workshirt with a tight checkered pattern but all you find are stripes. You try on his steel toes but they look like clown shoes. But no matter, as the lyrics of ‘Army of One’ speak of many things but chief among them that being an individual capable of making his own choices is a far more admirable path to follow than feeling the need to suit up in a uniform for fear of exclusion should you hit up the punk rock show in Levi’s and a poncho.

Yes, these are the records that can change lives. I’ve no doubt this collection of Oi!/street punk gems will, somewhere out there, show a kid (or adult) what he’s been missing and turn him onto a whole world of musical rebellion and identity, from Last Resort to Cock Sparrer to The Clash to Little Richard. I envy them.

4/5 Stars