Headsticks: Feather and Flame

Feather and Flame is the third full length from Headsticks who have arisen phoenix like from the ashes of Jugopunch and the Clay Faces. Best described as English with a just touch of Americana and some Irish blood in the ol’ veins folk-ROCK – reminiscent of The Clash – the attitude – but more Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros in style. NMA, The Levellers or an amped up Billy Bragg also come to mind.

In all while not an immediate album if you invest the time it will pay off ten fold i.e. its bloody good after a few spins.

Headsticks Feather and Flame

Highlights included:
What do you want – part revolution, part Rovers Return
Go move shift – The old Christy Moore classic
Every single day – pure punk’n’roll


Headsticks new album

Headsticks who have roots in Jugopunch (Blackhearted on the second Shite’n’Onions comp) have a new album, Feather and Flame, out now.

Headsticks Feather and Flame




The Go Set are coming

The bagpipes from Down Under are coming to the US this September. But since it costs a shite load of money to fly their hairy arses from Ozz to the US – something like $16,000 – the band are asking for help to defer costs with lots of loot offered in return.



Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

Modern Day Disgrace is the fourth full length from Swedish (and Dub fronted) Celtic-punks Sir Reg. Sir Reg are one of the leaders of the new wave of Celtic-punk and are very much snapping at the heals of the original scenesters (that’s you Flogging Molly). No surprises on Modern Day Disgrace when compared to the bands previous albums – and that’s a good thing – head banging speed Celtic punk with a strong Flogging Molly influence. The album kicks off with three new classics End of the Line, Boys of St. Pauli and Drinking Like a Dane and continues through till they Call it a Day. Special mention to Dubliners influenced “The Wrong Bar” – Luke and Ronnie would be proud of yea lads and the afore mentioned Boys of St. Pauli which will be ripping up jigpits from Stockholm to Solna and Södertälje shortly. Highly recommended.

Track List:
End of the Line
Boys of St. Pauli
Drinking Like a Dane
Fake Hero
All Saint’s Day
The Wrong Bar
Will not Let You Cry
Breaking Down All Borders
Call it a Day

Sir Reg


The Winter Codes – Too Sly To Die (Video)

The Winter Codes (ex-Blood or Whiskey) have just made their first video. Check it out here:


Bill Grogan Goat – new album in the fall

We’ve a couple of tracks to preview from the upcoming album, Third Eye, from Motor ity Celts Bill Grogan Goat. Check ’em out on our soundcloud account.


The Mahones: 25 Years of Irish Punk

Always busy The Mahones have finished recording and mixing 25 Years of Irish Punk – the best of album. Featuring 21 songs and 16 BRAND NEW recordings. Available this summer (sometime).


Pre order and get some goodies

01. Scruffy’s Intro
02. A Great Night On The Lash
03. Paint The Town Red
04. Shakespeare Road
05. GIve It All You Got
06. A Drunken Night In Dublin
07. Ghost Of A Whiskey Devil
08. Across The USA
09. Streets Of New York
10. Queen And Tequila
11. One Last Shot
12. Down The Boozer
13. Angels and Devils
14. Is This Bar Open ‘Til Tomorrow
15. Teenage Kicks
16. Drunken Lazy Bastard
17. The Hunger & The Fight*
18. Punk Rock Saved My Life*
19. Last One To Die*
20. Alternative Ulster*
21. Wild Rover (Live In Italy)


Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace – NEW ALBUM

Swedish/Irish Celtic-punks have a new album, Modern Day Disgrace, out on June 17th. Album release party is June 15 if your in Stockholm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1096953760345837/)

Sir Reg

1 – End of the Line
2 – Boys of St. Pauli
3 – Drinking Like a Dane
4 – Fake Hero
5 – All Saints’ Day
6 – Interlude
7 – The Wrong Bar
8 – Johnny
9 – Won’t Let You Cry
10 – Breaking Down All Borders
11 – Call It a Day


The Real McKenzies in Europe


01.07.2016 DE / Kiel / Schaubude w/ Bitter Grounds
02.07.2016 DE / Enkirch – Mosel / Fallig Open Air
03.07.2016 DE / Roitzschjora b. Löbnitz / With Full Force
05.07.2016 DE / Düsseldorf / Pitcher
06.07.2016 NL / Eindhoven / Dynamo w/ COPPERSKY
07.07.2016 NL / Amsterdam / Q Factory w/ COPPERSKY
08.07.2016 DE / Prölsdorf / Krach am Bach
09.07.2016 ES / Viveiro / Resurrection Festival
12.07.2016 ES / Madrid / Gruta 77
13.07.2016 ES / Zaragoza / Sala Lopez
16.07.2016 ES / Badalona / Sala Estraperlo
20.07.2016 DE / Kassel / Unten
22.07.2016 CZ / Tabor / Mighty Sounds
23.07.2016 DE / Lindau / Umsonst & Draußen – Festival
24.07.2016 CH / Nyon / Paleo Festival
25.07.2016 FR / Saulzoir / Le Local
26.07.2016 FR / Rennes / Mondo Bizarro
27.07.2016 FR / Lyon / Warm Audio
28.07.2016 FR / Puget Sur Argens / Le Rats
29.07.2016 FR / Albi / X-Treme Fest
30.07.2016 DE / Johannesberg / Mühlberg Festival
31.07.2016 DE / Essen / Nord Open Air
01.08.2016 BE / Namur / Le Temple
02.08.2016 DE / Schwäbisch G’münd / Esperanza
03.08.2016 DE / München / Free & Easy Festival w/ Igel vs. Shark
04.08.2016 IT / Milano / Irish Summer Festival
05.08.2016 IT / Altopiano de Colfiorito / Montelago Festival
06.08.2016 CH / Malans / Open Air Malans



It’s a Pete Walsh weekend

Boston legend Pete Walsh is busy this weekend with both his bands in action. Saturday (June 4th) at 5:00 he and his fellow Gobshites are the main attraction at ICC Irish Fest in Canton, MA just south of Boston. Sunday (June 5th) Pete trades in his Aran sweater for his back leather jacket when Meat Depressed join CJ Ramone at the Once Ballroom in Somerville. And for good measure The Gobshites play The Middle East (in Cambridge not well the Middle East) on July 14th with Richie Ramone.

ICCCJ Ramone