ALBUM REVIEWS


Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys – THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS EP
COOKING VINYL
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Dropkicks Murphys are one of those bands that you like the idea of; although don’t feel all that moved to actively search out their music. As it is I’ve been ‘aware’ of them for years; and they seem to have been knocking around for ages. I think I even once thought about going to see them a few years ago; but never did……This new EP is a 4 track burst of exactly what you’d expect of them – Oirish tinged pop-punk; like the Pogues but with guitars souped up to the maximum riffage with banjos, accordions and tin whistles chucked into the mix for that ‘Celtic’ feel.

Steve Claire