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

Sons of O’Flaherty: The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken is an impressive release from these Celtic son’s of France. The Road Not Taken is Sons of O’Flaherty first full length release following up on the band’s debut 5 track EP from a few years back. The Sons of O’Flaherty straddle the ground between the big boys of Celtic-punk, DropkIck Murphys and Flogging Molly. Closer to the Mollies then the Murphs but also reminiscent to the Swedish/Irish lads Sir Reg. Sons of O’Flaherty are tight, talented and a band to watch out for.

Personal favorites include “Saint or Sinner” and one of the best versions of “Fields of Athenry” I’ve ever heard.

https://www.facebook.com/Sons-Of-OFlaherty-107979572589119/
https://www.difymusic.com/sons-of-o-flaherty

Various: Raise Your Pints, Vol. 3

Another great compilation here from our continental cousins over at MacSlon’s Irish Pub Radio. As always if you want to know what’s going on with new bands on the scene (and especially Europe) then Raise Your Pints is the starting point. Twenty great tracks in all and not a bad one amongst them. Highlights include, The Flogging Molly-ish Brick Top Blaggers, Uncle Bard and the Dirty Bastards, the might Ferocious Dog, Black Water Country, the Do or Die era Tortilla Flats and The Fatty Farmers.

https://www.facebook.com/MacSlonsRadio/
http://www.macslons-irish-pub-radio.com/