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When was the last time a folkpunk band did 44m YouTube views? With more subscribers than Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Hellcat Records? THE RUMJACKS are a must for fans of Ferocious Dog, The Levellers and 3 Daft Monkeys!
Drawing nuts crowds at festival and club shows, frontman Frankie McLaughlin says, “We were raised on the Scottish and Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with punk rock as we grew older and thought we knew everything”.
Their own brand of Celtic Punk earned them 24m YouTube views for breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub SonG’ and their incendiary live shows and endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, Anti Flag, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, GBH, UK Subs & The Aggrolites… “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone”.
Indeed they do – from heavy Celtic roots to driving punk or ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs and choking ballads.
“We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through”
Dancing and stomping boots, please…