1st of May 2021
Band: DROPKICK MURPHYS (Boston, US)
Active: 1996–present / 10 albums
KERRANG! says: “There can’t be many bands who have given as much back as the Dropkick Murphys. When the music carousel ground to a halt last year, the Irish-rooted Bostonians took to livestreaming – raising some $750,000 for charities and to support their out-of-work crew. It was a huge gesture, but not untypical of these indomitable champions of ordinary folk… The band’s motivation isn’t to tickle every one of our varied aural taste buds. It’s simply to get us back on our feet. Turn Up That Dial won’t dethrone 2005’s career-defining The Warrior’s Code, but it’s a welcome hug from a collective who are, as ever, the best of men.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume says: Move your chairs, your couch, your table and your widescreen TV ’cause here come the American/Celtic punks again with another wild fiesta LP. This is the kind of band that makes me long for live music to come back asap, so I can sing along, scream along, jump along, and drink along with thousands when these party animals take the stage again.
Single: Middle Finger…
Turn up that dial AND the volume
for the full album…
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