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Oi! The Boat Records release free 14-track sampler (Old Firm Casuals, The Gestalts, more)

Punk/Oi! label Oi! The Boat Records has released a free 14-track sampler of their signed bands, including new tracks from Old Firm Casuals (fronted by Lars of Rancid), The Gestalts, Last Resort, and many more. Click here to get the whole thing.

The label will soon be releasing “Army Of One,” a new 7″ by The Old Firm Casuals. Check out a teaser video for that here.



Noi!se and The Gestalts releasing split 7-inch

A healthy dose of street punk is coming our way in the form of a 7inch split with Washington’s Noi!se and Indiana’s The Gestalts.  The release is due out in December via Oi! The Boat Records.

Each band will contribute 2 songs and you can check out a teaser for the release right here.



The Old Firm Casuals (Lars Frederiksen) releasing new 7-inch “Army Of One”

The Old Firm Casuals, the side project of Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen, will be releasing a new 7″ titled “Army Of One” next month on Oi! The Boat Records.  Check out a teaser of the album here.



The Old Firm Casuals announce handful of US summer dates

The Old Firm Casuals, the new Oi/Street Punk band featuring Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen have announced a handful of summer tour dates in August in the United States.

You can check them out right here.

The Old Firm Casuals last released “The Old Firm Casuals” back in April on Oi! The Boat Records.



Album Review: The Old Firm Casuals – “The Old Firm Casuals” EP

Rancid is one of my all time favorite bands, so whenever one of the members releases a side project, it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’m going to buy it. That being said, I’ve got to admit that I was a bit skeptical about Lars Frederiksen’s newest endeavor. Most of the press that I was reading about The Old Firm Casuals said that they were an Oi band and usually I’m not a fan of that type of music. Sure, the Angelic Upstarts and Cock Sparrer are often categorized as Oi bands and I like both of them but they (and a few others) are the exceptions. The majority of the Oi that I’ve been exposed to has been disappointing, to say the least.  The music all pretty much sounds the same and the vocalists often bark the lyrics in monotone rather than singing them. I end up feeling like I’ve just been preached to, or sometimes yelled at, rather than having listened to some music.

So I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy this release, but The Old Firm Casuals blew my expectations away in just ten short minutes. This is a surprisingly good record! There are obvious Oi influences, but the band manages to stay away from the things that annoy me about the genre. Musically, each song is unique and with all three members of the band contributing vocals, the singing is far from monotone. If you are a fan of Lars’ previous bands, you’re likely to hear their influence on this recording as well. The song “Lone Wolf” has an early Rancid feel to it, and “Apocalypse Coming” sounds like it could have fit on an album by Lars Frederiksen and The Bastards. The other two songs, “The Old Firm (D.M.S.)” and “Casual,” are the ones that sound the most Oi to me (also, they both mention punching someone in the nose) and oddly enough, they are my favorites on the record. The version of Oi presented by The Old Firm Casuals is definitely something that I enjoy. Maybe I should go back and listen to some of the original bands of the genre again; I might find something that I really like, who knows? But what I do know is that I will be looking forward to future releases from The Old Firm Casuals, and from what I read in a recent interview, this is just the first of three 7-inch records that the band is planning to release by the end of the summer.



The Old Firm Casuals – “Lone Wolf”

Start your Monday morning off right with “Lone Wolf”, another song from The Old Firm Casuals‘ debut record.  If you don’t listen to it, you might make Lars angry.  You probably wouldn’t like Lars when he’s angry, so just give the song a listen right here.

The “oi/punk/street punk/whatever we want it to be” sound of the Old Firm Casuals debut can be found on a self-titled seven inch record that was just released on Friday April 22nd through Oi! The Boat Records.



Interview: Lars Frederiksen talks about new band, politics, and Japan

Click here to read an interview with Lars Frederiksen in which he discusses his new side project, The Old Firm Casuals.

The band’s debut album, a 7″, will be released on April 22nd.



The Old Firm Casuals (Lars Frederiksen of Rancid) detail first 7-inch

These dudes look like straight up old school mafia.  If you don’t know by now, The Old Firm Casuals is the latest Oi! band from Lars Frederiksen of Rancid fame.  The fellas have just announced that their first release will be a self-titled 7-inch put out April 22nd on Oi! The Boat Records and the cover art is <- yonder.

You can check out a teaser video featuring music from the release right here.



The Old Firm Casuals release new song, “Apocalypse Coming”

The Old Firm Casuals, Lars Frederiksen of Rancid‘s new Oi! band,  had a new track debut on BBC Radio 1’s “Punk Rock Show w/ Mike Davies.” The song is called “Apocalypse Coming,” and  is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming 7″ EP on Oi! The Boat Records. The stream is available until Monday night and can be found here. Skip to around 25:00 to hear the song.



The Old Firm Casuals (Lars Frederiksen of Rancid) streaming first single off upcoming debut EP

The Old Firm Casuals, the latest Oi! side project from Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen, has released the first single from their upcoming debut EP.  It’s titled “Casual” and you can give it a listen on their facebook page.

No word yet on an official release date, but the EP is due out in a few months on Oi! The Boat Records.

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Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) forms new Oi! side project – The Old Firm Casuals

By my count there are at least 4 or 5 Rancid side projects which are more or less currently active, and The Old Firm Casuals is the latest to join the list.  Rancid vocalist/guitar player, Lars Frederiksen, has just announced that he has formed the new “American Oi!” side project with Casey Watson (Bass & Vocals) and Paul Rivas (Drums & Vocals).

There isn’t any music available to stream yet but according to the band’s Facebook page they are currently in the studio recording a 7-inch release, which will be put out on a new label called Oi! The Boat in the next few months.