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)
BIBLE CODE SUNDAYS ALBUM LAUNCHSeptember 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:55 pmThe Claddagh Ring, 10 Church Rd, Hendon, London NW4 4EA, UK
DERVISHSeptember 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmIrish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT, UK
THE MEN THEY COULDN'T HANGOctober 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pmNell's Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, London W14 8TG, UK
THE POGUE TRADERS 35th ANNIVERSARYOctober 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, UKOctober 4th 1982 back where it all began!
FEROCIOUS DOGOctober 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1EU, UK
RETURN TO CAMDENOctober 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm – October 30, 2017 at 11:00 pmweek long Irish traditional folk festival
THE LAGANNovember 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:15 pmThe Fighting Cocks, 56 Old London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QA, UKWith the Barstool Preachers and more. FREE entry.
DAMIEN QUINNNovember 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmFrostys Bar, 404 Kenton Rd HA3 9DW£5. BBQ from 6.30 Music at 7.30pm. NO admission on the night without a ticket
THE UNDERTONESNovember 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmKOKO, 1A Camden High St, Kings Cross, London NW1 7JE, UK
FLATFOOT 56 IN KINGSTONNovember 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Cricketers, 20 Fairfield S, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL, UKWith THE LAGAN, MATILDA'S SCOUNDRELS and more.
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