Fox n Firkin are a celtic punk rock band from Brisbane which formed in early 2012. Here is their brand new video for their single ‘Bastard Brigade’. The single is taken from Fox n Firkin’s last album, No Vacancy which is out onFolk Til Ya Punk Records.
“fusing traditional Irish instrumentation and melodies into blistering catchy punk rock”
is how they describe themselves and you know what? I couldn’t put it better myself! The video was shot in Tasmania on a recent tour, while waiting to soundcheck and features their Folk Til Ya Punk record label mates, The Dead Maggies, who they were playing a show with that night.
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Formed in early 2012 in the Australian capital city of Brisbane Fox n Firkin have taken the harder edged route into celtic-punk and though they would probably be nearer to the Dropkick Murphys than Flogging Molly but they don’t sound much like the Murphys either. One of the things about the Aussie celtic-punk scene is how they manage to find new approaches in what you would think is quite a narrow genre and make it really original. Fox n Firkin are no different to their peers and have a fresh original sound that fuses those celtic and folk instruments like mandolin and banjo to quality punk rock melodies. Fiercely independent they released a couple of DIY EP’s but have recently joined up, and have found the perfect label to support them in, Folk Till Ya Punk Records. They produced their first independently released EP To Hell And Back in May, 2013 and was produced By Fox n Firkin and Greg Arnott and is available as a ‘name your price’ download on Bandcamp below.
They followed this up with another brilliant 4-track EP ‘Roppongi’ release on December 1st, 2013 which if you buy the CD contains the best version of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ you will ever hear I fecking promise you.
Released on April Fools Day last year their debut album No Vacancy is ten quality punky celtic-punk tracks with that unmistakeable Aussie sound that we go absolute ape shit for here at London Celtic Punks. Ten songs that clock in at just over half an hour and includes nine original F n F compositions and only one cover. So after their first two EP’s I have got to say that Fox’n’Firkin have really hit the jackpot here with No Vacancy. A quality debut album that from beginning to end is just catchy as hell celtic-punk rock with great vocals and lyrics. On the punkier side of things but refreshing to these ears that they are doing their own thing and not aping any band I have heard recently. from the first few bars of mandolin you know you are in for a treat. Catchy and tuneful punk rock with a load of folk influences chucked in as well.
UPCOMING GIGS AND STUFF (see the 'WHATS ON' page for more details)
PIRATEFEST 2018February 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pmThe Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JYAlestorm, Dread Crew Of Oddwood, Rumahoy Celtic/Folk- Metal.
LONDON CELTIC PUNKS PRESENTS MAN THE LIFEBOATSFebruary 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 11:30 pmThe Gunners, 204 Blackstock Rd, London N5 1EN, UKwith COMRADE X and FLATCAPS AND FISTICUFFS. *FREE* entry
THE LAGANMarch 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QA, UK+ more. Free entry
SAINT PIRANS DAY (Kernow)March 5, 2018
MODENA CITY RAMBLERSMarch 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pmO2 Forum Kentish Town, 9-17 Highgate Rd, London NW5 1JY, UK
BOYS OF THE COUNTY HELLMarch 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pmNew Cross Inn, London SE14, UKwith HEADSTICKS
DAMOfleadhMarch 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 11:30 pmRoundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH, UKDamien Dempsey and friends
THE FUREYSMarch 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmNell's Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG, UK
FEROCIOUS DOGMarch 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmAcademy 2 OxfordSt Patrick's Day with the Dog! 🇮🇪☘️💣
ST PATRICKS PARADE AND FESTIVALMarch 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm – 6:00 pmTrafalgar Square (Stop B), London SW1Y 5BQ, UK
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