Celtic punks The Rumjacks have dropped a new single titled “Bounding Main” off their forthcoming ‘Brass For Gold’ EP out Feb. 11.
Stream “Bounding Main” on DSPs here: https://snd.click/BoundingMain
The band has also announced new U.S. headline tour dates which kick off in May. The shows will be preceded by a stint as one of two support acts on Dropkick Murphys’ 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Tour of the U.S. That trek kicks off on February 21 and runs through March 20th. Tickets for these shows are on sale now at www.DropkickMurphys.com.
The follow-up to their critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2021 fifth studio album ‘Hestia’ (which introduced new singer/songwriter Mike Rivkees on lead vocals and rejuvenated the band’s collaborative spirit, and marked an explosive new era of energy and creative release), the upcoming ‘Brass for Gold’ EP finds The Rumjacks capitalizing off their new sense of artistry.
“After the amazing response we had from Hestia’s release, we knew we had to back it up, do it justice and show we aren’t messing around with any of this,” says bassist Johnny McKelvey.
The ‘Brass For Gold’ EP is a clear representation of a band finding a new voice and making sure that voice is heard as loud as possible. Grounded by the eclectic Celtic punk sound that The Rumjacks have become synonymous with, ‘Brass for Gold’ sees the band dig deeper into their ska and hard rock influences, all the while holding onto the defiant energy that ignites their sound.
While ‘Hestia’ had the band conquering a global pandemic in order to record, ‘Brass for Gold’ saw the boys united in person for the first time. Producing a sound that is seamless and cohesive.
“Brass for Gold is as much as an EP can possibly offer and still be called an EP. In true Rumjacker fashion, these songs represent a variety of different stories. The topics range from lovesick nostalgia, to misfortunate war heroes, and a few lighthearted drinking songs for good measure,” Rivkees says.
“While some EP’s tend to be quite experimental, Brass for Gold represents a solid continuation of the newly reformed Rumjacks. Once again stating (almost literally in some of the lyrics) we are passionate and dedicated songwriters.”
From the raucous comradery of first single ‘One For The Road’ to the crashing crescendo of ‘Blinding Flashes’ to the confident sentimentality of ‘Falling Back’, the cumulative energy of ‘Brass For Gold’ sees the band communicate one thing loud and clear.