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Young Dubliners: RIYL: The Waterboys, The Pogues, The Tragically Hip and The Frames Irish-American rockers the Young Dubliners are psyched about the release of “Saints and Sinners” an all new collection of lively recordings inspired by their tireless love of the road and the trials and tribulations that the group has encountered over the years. The Young Dubliners consider themselves to be ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. The band members’ dual Irish and American heritage has always resulted in a distinctive and richly varied musical palette. “Young Dubliners… bread a sensual mix of traditional Irish folk music, hearty American rock and roll country, and universally appealing ballads that could win over the most wary of listeners.” – Pop Matters “Young Dubliners have an amazing pop sense based on the wealthy tradition of Irish music.” – Pollstar “Yong Dubliners…combine blistering rock and the Irish groove.” – All Music Guide “It’s hard… (to) capture the hellfire intensity and absorbing musical diversity of the Dubliners’ acclaimed live shows.” – Ink 19
Hoist the Colors:
Hoist the Colors is a critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based band that plays a blend of punk rock, traditional Irish music, and American folk and bluegrass. Like the cultural fabric of their city, their music is an eclectic mix, the product of different traditions coming together to create something totally original.
A year after their self-released debut album, the band headed back to the studio for their second effort, teaming up with label Hardline Entertainment for 2012’s Miles To Go Before We Sleep. Inspired by their dedication to their craft, the title is a statement about the band’s commitment to pushing their music forward, and the limitless possibilities of the road ahead. Songs like “Gordie Lachance,” “Dance Through the Days,” and “Gold,” speak to the album’s theme of dedicating oneself to a life less ordinary.
The band’s commitment to their music has begun to pay off, resulting in sold out shows in their hometown and recognition across the U.S. - including a feature in Alternative Press magazine’s “100 Bands You Need to Know” issue earlier this year. The band also recently headlined a successful West Coast tour and is fresh off a sold out performance at the Troubadour with Old Man Markley and Joey Cape.
For fans of The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Mumford and Sons, and Bad Religion.