ALBUM REVIEW: 13KRAUSS – ‘Seguir En Pie’ (2014)

13 Krauss

Debut album from 13Krauss a new band from Zaragoza in Spain. Originally forming as a straight up punk band they were converted to celtic-punk after the boys attended a show by The Real McKenzies in their hometown. They added bagpipes and accordion into the band and hey presto 13Krauss were born! A year later and this debut album hits the shelves…

13 Krauss

You get 9 tracks of which seven are in Spanish, one in English and an excellent instrumental. The album clocks in at a bit of a measly 25 minutes and the songs fly by with an energy you’ll only find in the celtic-punk world. It is self produced by the band themselves so get onto Bandcamp and support them by buying the download (from only £2!). It was produced by Xavi Estivil together with the band and was mastered by Javier Roldón at “Vaccum Mastering” in Zaragoza.

Sounding at times like the folkier bits of the Dropkick Murphys but without losing the punky feel to it. They very occasionally go into Flogging Molly territory but don’t get me wrong, saying this in no way makes 13Krauss a copycat band. It’s the celtic instruments that lead the way and both the pipes and the accordion are excellently played. I bet they were a decent punk band too as the rest of the band play their parts well and together they have produced a great wee album that puts them at the forefront of Spanish celtpunk. It’s been quite prolific over there recently with The Drink Hunters, Brutus Daughter and The Fatty Farmers all releasing excellent albums recently. I don’t include Bastards On Parade for the obvious reason that they aren’t Spanish! Hats off also to Celtic Folk Punk And More which for those who don’t know is a fantastic Spanish based blog and the inspiration for us to start our own one!

Things are looking bright for the bands future having played this years main St Patricks Day stage in Madrid with Bad Manners and a forthcoming tour of mainland Europe taking in France, Germany, the Czech republic and Switzerland in April 2014. The band deserve credit for producing a album of purely original numbers that is also chock full of tight as f*k, expertly played, fast paced celtic punk rock that will appeal to all!

Contact The Band

Bandcamp  Facebook  Twitter   MySpace   YouTube

the guys from the band set up the ZARAGOZA CELTIC PUNKS group on Facebook so trot along there and join up here

 

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3 thoughts on “ALBUM REVIEW: 13KRAUSS – ‘Seguir En Pie’ (2014)

  1. Celtic Folk Punk March 31, 2014 at 3:31 pm Reply

    For those who can read Spanish, this is an interview we did for the Spanish e-zine:
    http://celticpunkrock.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/entrevista-13krauss.html

  2. Stevo April 4, 2014 at 2:17 am Reply

    totally brilliant album….I didn’t get to hear this till 2014 so it was too late for my personal top 10 list 2013 but if I had this would have been NUMBER ONE…can’t hardly understand a word they sing but they make it up with the quality of the songs…..cannot wait for more if they can maintain this quality….

  3. […] was released to great acclaim back in 2014. For our review of that grand album then check out here. Originally forming up as a straight up, no frills punk rock band but after a Real McKenzies show […]

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