Flatfoot 56, “Brotherhood”, Celtic Punk from Chicago, USA.
Flatfoot 56 is a Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The group’s use of Scottish Highland bagpipes has led to their classification as a Celtic punk band, comparable to Dropkick Murphys or Flogging Molly.
Since the year 2000, FLATFOOT 56 have steadily unleashed a rollicking barrage of Celtic punk and folk-tinged hardcore from the South Side of Chicago to an international audience with intense and positive party-like energy. Coinciding with their 10-year anniversary, Flatfoot launched the release of their 3rd label-backed studio effort, Black Thorn, on March 30, 2010.
Led by spirited front man Tobin Bawinkel (Vocals/Guitar), along with brothers Justin (Drums), and Kyle (Bass), and multi-instrumentalists Eric McMahon (Bagpipes/Guitar) and Brandon Good (Mandolin/Guitar), the band is fueled by a sense of camaraderie that directly translates to their die-hard fans and highly energetic live shows. “We really try to create a positive environment every time we play so people feel comfortable and can let loose. It’s an experience that everyone is a part of,” explains Tobin.
Produced by the Street Dogs’ Johnny Rioux, Black Thorn tightly packs the quartet’s eclectic and driving musical charge into thirteen tracks that celebrate the pride of the working class and their Chicago roots. A collection of songs that delves into weighty thematic content, Tobin explains that the cohesive theme of Black Thorn is a fundamentally universal one. “Everyone goes through hardships, but you aren’t alone. Punk rock is about community and brotherhood. This record is our contribution to that.” As cathartic as it is ambitious, Black Thorn is an emphatic assault that remains vintage Flatfoot in its effortless combination of Celtic instrumentation and street corner punk rock. Bagpipes and mandolins remain just as vital as drums and guitars in defining Flatfoot’s sound.
While other bands run the risk of turning their message into overbearing banter from high on the soapbox, FLATFOOT 56 remain true to their ability to convey the profound all while allowing fans to get lost in the sheer energy of the music. The band’s multi-faceted approach to their craft, both in substance and in presentation, ensures that from the novice to the die-hard fan, everyone walks away with a reason to come back. After ten years of tour vans, dive bars, late nights, diverse crowds, broken bones, blood, sweat, and tears, FLATFOOT 56 offers sincere semblance of the tradition behind the music. When you have a reason to sing, you will sing louder. And when you have a reason to dance, you will bring the house down brick by brick.
The band’s sonic arsenal, which includes classic rough-and-tumble albums Knuckles Up and Jungle Of The Midwest Sea, captures both the nostalgia of brass tacks street punk and hardcore as well as inspiration taken from traditional Celtic folk. Within this musical fury, FLATFOOT 56 attacks dark and pressing subject matter—avarice, strength, faithlessness, courage, and cowardice—that speaks volumes of the values and principles on which the band was founded.
The band’s new album, Black Thorn, was released on Old Shoe Records in the United States, Stomp Records in Canada, People Like You Records in Europe, and Big Mouth Japan in Japan.
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Date de Sortie : 22.11.2013
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Music video by Lazybones performing “Childhood Friends”. (C)
Formé en Mars 2003, Lazybones est composé de quatre membres : Mitchou à la guitare et chant lead. (Take Shit Back, P38, Sweet Children), Jean-Marie à la basse et choeurs (Take Shit Back, Not Pain Quotidien, The Laurie Strode’s Brothers), Nico à la deuxième guitare (Where Eagles Dare, Straighten Things Out) et Jo à la batterie (Dirty Wheels, Malakwa, Winchester).
Le groupe puise ses influences dans le Rock n’ Roll et le Punk, ce qui leur a permis d’assurer les premières parties de groupes tel que : The Briefs, Roger Miret and the Disasters, Street Dogs, Neurotic Swingers, The Hatepinks, Holly curse, The Toy Dolls, Turbo A.C’s…
Lazybones entre en studio en Mars 2004 pour enregistrer un EP 8 titres ‘Deadly Game’ qui sort par le biais de ‘La Taf’ et de leur label ‘Be Fast !!!’ en Juin 2005. Le premier album 11 titres du groupe ‘En attendant l’heure’ sort le 20 Janvier 2009 via le label Turborock Records.
Le groupe reprend du poil de la bête, et entre en studio fin 2013 pour sortir leur troisième opus début 2014.
Listen the album “En Attendant L’Heure”
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Hladno Pivo, “Bilo Koji Broj”, from the album “Svijet glamura”.
Director : Radislav Jovanov.
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Za režiju spota zaslužan je Radislav Jovanov — Gonzo:
“Video spot za pjesmu „Bilo koji broj” koji je u surfin stilu, bio je u startu inspiriran starim noir gangsterskim filmovima i crno-bijelom fotografijom. Prateći tekst htio sam, više poetski, opisati jednu neuspjelu pljačku banke u kojoj svi članovima bande dobiju svoj metak i zapravo cijeli spot prati njihovu zadnju, noćnu vožnju prema kraju” — zaključuje redatelj.
“Bilo koji broj” nalazi se na albumu “Svijet glamura”.
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Hladno Pivo :