Monday, March 31, 2014

The Ramshackle Army album out now

Melbourne Celt folk-punks THE RAMSHACKLE ARMY broke onto their local scene in 2010 and quickly set about playing to diverse crowds up and down the East Coast of Australia, finding themselves equally at home in front of a festival crowd as the dark seedy punk rock shows that they knew and loved. Setting out to create party music they combined Aussie folklore with personal experience, while drawing inspiration from the sounds of Australian and Celtic folk, with a heavy dose of the punk rock which they had grown up on.

For fans of: Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Tosspints, The Mahones…Please use the links below for more info.

The EPK link below includes photos, album download (mp3) and more.

‘Anchors Aweigh’, ‘Boilermaker’s Hands’ and “Road Less Travelled” are the tracks we have been using for promo, but feel free to use any of the tracks you see fit.

Since the release of their last recording, 2011’s independent EP “Life Lessons and Drunken Sessions”, the band have toured extensively up the East Coast of Australia and over to the US.  Long overdue for a new release, the band feel they have assembled a list of songs equal parts diverse and decisively representative of The RSA.

2013 was full of ups and downs for the RSA camp, with successful trips to Port Fairy Folk Festival and a St Patricks Day run, but also with the departure of founding member and banjo/mandolin player Loc Kibell.  Now once again whole, after the addition of Josh Aveling, the band are excited to embark on the next chapter of their journey.

The album entitled “Letters From The Road Less Travelled” contains a list of tracks inspired by local Australian tales, the band’s own road experiences, and current societal events.  Sounds from the album draw inspiration from the same Celtic and Folk genres which have flowed through previous recordings, but with a noticeably more punk rock base identified by loud sing-alongs and big harmonies.

The band have attempted to create a raw, organic, open sounding recording rather than an overproduced compressed sound, and to this end recorded directly to tape with rock based engineer Loki Lockwood, who’s list of references includes work with Spiderbait, Digger & the Pussycats, Graveyard Train, Brothers Grim and The Drones.

The process and result has been a growing and learning experience for the band, one they how will lead them on a path to continue to grow with their music into the future.  This is but the next step for a band determined to have adventures and share their stories with the world.


Life Lessons and Drunken Sessions EP


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