Shite’n’Onions Best Of 2018

The only list that matters, Shite’n’Onions best of 2018, and no, we are not late, Shite’n’Onions year runs March 18th to March 17th

The Top 5

#1 McDermott’s 2 Hours Vs. Levellers & Oysterband: Besieged

Officially this is a 2019 release but I’ve had a copy since 2017. Besieged is an album I keep going back to play

#2 The Rumjacks: Saints Preserve Us

#3 Sir Reg: The Underdogs

#4 The Mahones: Love + Death + Redemption

#5 Ferocious Dog: Red

The Best Of The Rest:

BibleCodeSundays: Walk Like Kings

The Langer’s Ball: Hard Time In The Country

Sons of O’Flaherty: The Road Not Taken

Finnegan’s Hell: Life and Death

The Muckers: One More Stout

Best newcomer you need to watch out for:

James McGrath: Live at the Shed

Best album to piss off the neighbors and kill their lawn:

Alternative Ulster: Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes & Beer

Best EP

The Bottlers: EP

Most exquisitely good vinyl release

Sharks Come Cruisin’: When I get home from across the sea

Most ambitious release

Gary Miller: Mad Martins

James Mc Grath: Live at the Shed – EP

James Mc Grath is a very talented singer/songwriter from Tipperary and currently the new, hot thing in Ireland. James’s style is very reminiscent to Irish legend, Damien Dempsey and to my ears at least, Hamell on Trial (at Hamell’s most sensitive of course), his songwriting reminiscent to another Irish legend, Shane MacGowan and his voice reminiscent of Eddie Vedder (well if Eddie was from Nenagh it would be). Check out the Live at the Shed – EP it won’t disappoint.

https://www.facebook.com/jamesmcgrathsingersongwriter/

 

Podcast #111

New podcast with new music from Brick Top Blaggers, The Mahones, Finnegan’s Hell, Muirsheen Durkin, The Stanfields, The Peelers, Sharks Come Cruisin, Gary Miller, James McGrath and The Langer’s Ball

TRACK LISTING:

Brick Top Blaggers – The Fury (Raise Your Pints Vol. 3)

The Mahones – I’m Alive (Love + Death + Redemption)

Finnegan’s Hell –  Shane Macgowan’s Grave (Life + Death)

Muirsheen Durkin – Itchy Fingers (11 Pints & 3 Shots)

The Stanfields – The Dirtiest Drunk (Vanguard of the Young & Reckless)

The Mahones – It’s Gonna Be Alright (Love + Death + Redemption)

The Peelers – Five Roses (Place of the Fiend)

Sharks Come Cruisin –  Running Down to Cuba (When I Get Home From Across the Sea)

James McGrath – Bad Bends (EP)

Gary Miller – In The Navy (Mad Martins)

The Langer’s Ball –  Picket Line Song (Hard Time in the Country)

Finnegan’s Hell –  One-Horse Town (Life + Death)

Muirsheen Durkin – Drink with the Irish (11 Pints & 3 Shots)