The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

The-Rumjacks-Sleepin-RoughSleeping Rough is the latest and greatest album from Sydney boot-boys The Rumjacks. Following quickly on the heals of 2015’s Sober & Godless we get another shot of pure Celtic-punk. Like Sober & Godless, Sleeping Rough with the exception of the single ‘A Fistful O’ Roses’ has noting immediately that grabs your attention like say ‘Uncle Tommy’ or ‘Irish Pub Song’ on the bands debut Gangs of New Holland but like Sober & Godless if you invest the listening time you will be duly rewarded with another classic. I want also to give a shout out to Frankie McLaughlin’s lyrics, he continues to be one of the finest wordsmiths on the scene combining a gritty realism à la MacGowan with the tough-guy romanticism of Lynott. In short, a very fine album that continues to get better with every listen.

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The Best of 2015

And now for the only list that matters….

The Top Five:

#1 The Mahones: The Hunger & The Fight (part two)

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#2 The Rumjacks: Sober and Godless

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#3 Greenland Whalefishers: The Thirsty Cave

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#4 Pete Berwick: The Legend of Tyler Doohan

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#5 Ferocious Dog: From Without

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The Best of the Rest (in no particular order):

Celkilt: On The Table

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Larkin: A Toast to St. Jude

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 The Tosspints: The Privateer

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Circle J: Year of the Goat

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Continental: Millionaires

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Special Shout Out to:

Trouble Pilgrims: Instant Polaroid (The Man On The Bridge)

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Shite’n’Onions Podcast #59 featuring THE LANGER’S BALL

Shite’n’Onions Podcast#59 featuring The Langer’s Ball and their new album The Devil or the Barrel.

The Langer’s Ball – Whiskey Chaser
Handsome Young Strangers – Flash Jack From Gundagai
Brick Top Blaggers – Oregon Song
Black 47 – Five Points
Flatfoot 56 – Black Thorn
The Langer’s Ball – Johnny Jump Up
The Rumjacks – Marie’s Wedding
The Langer’s Ball – Mackey’s Daughter
The Radiators From Space – Head For The Sun
The Fighting Jamesons – Ghost Ship Baltimore
JD And The Longfellows – Happy Hour Again
Devil’s Advocates – Summer on the Ormeau
Bill Grogan’s Goat – Danny Boy