ALBUM REVIEW: THE DRINK HUNTERS- ‘Lurking Behind The Woods’ (2014)

The Drink Hunters- 'Lurking Behind the Woods' (2014)
This is the second album from Catalonian band The Drink Hunters.  Formed in Barcelona in 2008 they previously self-released ‘With My Crew’ on a shoestring budget in 2011 and now ‘Lurking Behind The Woods’ lands on our doorsteps and, as is always the big question with second albums, how does it rate to that excellent first album?
The answer is pretty damn well as it goes. Personally I’d say I prefer it to the first album but opinion seems divided looking at some of their reviews. They’ve added tin-whistle to the bands repertoire and although the Drink Hunters sound has evolved fans will be more than happy with the result.
The Drink Hunters
Fourteen tracks clocking in at just under 40 minutes and completely financed and controlled and put together by the band. DIY in perfect perfection!
Starting off with the title track Spanish sounding guitar with a voice over film sample soon bursts into ‘Speciecism’ which sounds pretty much like NOFX doing celtic-punk! The ‘celtic-NOFX’ label fits in quite well with The Drink Hunters and the majority of the songs fly by in around 2 minutes. Lyrics are sung in English
Pau from the band expands on this “yeah, I feel that the English language can open more doors, particularly in this genre which is not very popular in Spain yet.”
and easy to understand so songs like  ‘Breogan’s Descendents’ and ‘Big Fella’ that talk about real celtic history don’t get lost in the sound. For me its the fiddle led songs like ‘The Hunters Song’ and ‘Kill The King’ that are the standout tracks. Another class song is ‘Speak More Than a Fucking Politician’, check out the great video at the bottom of this page. The whole album is a singalonga masterpiece of celtic-punk with elements of Spanish/Catalonian music as well as medieval-punk moments that completely work with their style of NOFX/Bad Religion/’skate punk’
The Drink Hunters
The best thing anyone can say about the Drink Hunters is that if they were North American they would be, and pardon my French here,  fucking massive! But as one of the hardest working bands in Europe that international stardom can’t be far away.

for further info on The Drink Hunters have a look at ‘Celtic Folk Punk And More‘ Blog for a album review here and band interview here.

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