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Album Review: The Barstool Preachers “Grazie Governo”

Grazie Governo is the sophomore full length from Brighton, UK’s The Barstool Preachers, who are known for their ska influenced street punk with a strong dedication to social justice.

This a a fantastic street punk album with a heavy UK ska influence. It features angry protest songs like the title track “Grazie Governo”, the stand out “DLTDHYOTWO” and reggae punk toe tapper “Cry Wolf.” Then there is the rock and roll ode to love in “8.6 days (All the broken hearts)” which explores people overcoming their own faults and allowing themselves to be loved. The heart wrenching line of “I love you, I don’t get it because I don’t know what you ever saw in me darling” just sums up the whole experience. This type of disjointed love is further explored in “Choose my Friends” which features Amiee Interrupter, which is very fitting because sonically it would easily fit on any one of the Interrupters albums or perhaps a Rancid B-side.

In the song “Drink” we get an upbeat pop-punk sound that belies the darkness of using alcohol to numb the failings in our lives. While “Drive” gives us a Sublime-esque look into the inner monologue of depression. It’s like these two songs where deliberately written as a cause and effect. The happiness of having a few drinks mixed with the dive into drunken self examination.

There is an underlying unrest which borders on depression and anger in most of the songs on this album. However it does not give up all hope as the very last track “High Horse” is an upbeat pop-ska chill, with the beautiful sounds of a happy piano filling the the background. It’s a reminder that paradise is not lost, at least not yet.

This album delivers so much in such a short period. There is enough anger and disillusionment to satisfy fans of old school punk, there’s enough upstrokes and piano/organ accompaniment to keep the ska fans happy, and it is catchy enough to keep everyone coming back for more.

4/5 Stars



The Bar Stool Preachers (ska-punk) release video for “Choose My Friends”

Brighton ska-punk outfit The Bar Stool Preachers have released a video for their new song “Choose My Friends”. The song comes off of the band’s upcoming album Grazie Governo and features the lovely rasp of  Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters. The new album will be available August 3rd wherever you get your digital music.

You can check out the rad new video below.

This is the first new release from the Brighton ska-punks since 2016’s Blatant Propaganda. if you’re a fan of The Interrupters or The Toasters you will undoubtedly enjoy these guys.



The Bar Stool Preachers (ska-punk) release video for “Grazie Governo”

Brighton UK ska-punk band The Bar Stool Preachers have released the 2nd part of their Grazie Governovideo music video trilogy (see The Bar Stool Preachers release new video for Warchief..” from July 11).

Watch the video for the title track from their Grazie Governo LP below.

The LP is due out August 3rd.



The Bar Stool Preachers (ska-punk) release new video for “Warchief” and announce tour dates

Brighton’s The Bar Stool Preachers have released a video for their tune “Warchief” off their upcoming album Grazie Governo due out August 3rd. The video is said to be the first in a trilogy of videos they will be releasing from the new album.

The band are also hitting the road for a few European shows. Check out the video and see the tour dates below.

Grazi Governo is the band’s first album since the 2016 LP Blatant Propaganda.



The Barstool Preachers (ska-punk) announce UK tour dates

Brighton ska-punk act The Barstool Preachers have announced enough UK tour dates to last them through the end of September. Check out the tour itinerary below.

The band’s new 7″ One Fool Down was just released through Pirates Press Records.



The Barstool Preachers (ska punk) stream new song “My Own Worst Enemy”

Brighton ska punk act The Barstool Preachers have just released a new single on Pirates Press Records called One Fool Down.  To celebrate the release, the band is streaming the b-side of the seven inch, a song called “My Own Worst Enemy.”  You can give it a listen below!