Europe’s most exiting contemporary Celtic punk band is back with a vengeance! By releasing the unorthodox Christmas single “Paradise Town” Finnegan’s Hell is redefining what Celtic punk is and should be. The band is broadening the perspective of a genre where new ideas are few and far between. In short, this is the shape of Celtic punk to come.
“Paradise Town” is the first single from the coming album “Life and Death”, to be released worldwide on February 23rd, 2018. The album features 13 tracks, which span a variety of different songs ranging from ultrafast Celtic punk to folk rock inspired by reggae, Americana and Scandinavian folk music with a twist of Metallica and the Grateful Dead. The songs are musically diverse, but they share the lyrical themes of life and death, taking the listener on a rollercoaster ride from the cradle to the grave.
Since the release of the critically acclaimed album “Drunk, Sick and Blue” in 2014, Finnegan’s Hell has been touring Europe earning a reputation as one of the best live acts on the Celtic punk scene. Recording the new album “Life and Death” measures were taken to preserve the raw energy from a live performance, and the result is a record which takes no prisoners.
“Fans have been asking for a new album for many years now, but I am glad we didn’t rush back into the studio. We decided to give ourselves plenty of time to explore new ideas and develop our sound, and it really paid off. “Life and Death” finds the band at the top of its game”, says Mick Finnegan, the banjo and tin whistle player of Finnegan’s Hell.