THE RUMJACKS / FLATFOOT 56 Split EP Out Now, Featuring 6 New Tracks
Each Band Drops New Video
The Rumjacks' North American Headline Tour Now Underway
"One of the best, if not the best Celtic punk album released within the past five years. Compelling storytelling and a mix of pub-style sing-along choruses. A true masterpiece."- FolkNRock
Multinational Celtic Punks The Rumjacks have released a new split EP with Chicago's Flatfoot 56. The EP is the follow-up to the acclaimed 5-piece's recent EP 'Brass For Gold,' and their 2021 LP 'Hestia.'
The Split EP (out globally on vinyl, download, streaming) offers up three new tracks from each band and is now available (along with special limited edition vinyl leather sleeves) at https://therumjacks.com/the-rumjacks-flatfoot-56/.
Two leather colors are available (one for each band – 20 per band). Brown and (rich) mahogany + a natural stitch or black thread.
Both bands have released new videos for tracks off the EP.
The Rumjacks (recently on tour with Dropkick Murphys) are currently on their own headline tour and will be joined by Flatfoot 56 on select dates. Buy tickets here:
THE RUMJACKS Headline Dates (* with Flatfoot 56) May 6 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street May 7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe May 8 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (Moonrunner Festival) May 10 Lexington, KY @ The Burl May 11 Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI May 15 Newport, KY @ Southgate House May 17 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme * May 18 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe * May 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Shanks Hall * May 20 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club * May 21 Lincoln, NE @ 1867 Bar May 23 Tulsa, OK @ The Whittier May 24 Wichita, KS @ Barleycorns * May 26 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre * May 27 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre * May 28 Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theatre *
Watch The Rumjacks' "What Was Your Name In The States?" video here: https://youtu.be/ibyJyucyZso
Watch Flatfoot 56's "Sorry" video here: http://youtu.be/cpcfhW3LTHc
SPLIT EP TRACK LISTING
SIDE A – THE RUMJACKS 1 Whitecaps 2 Fifth Ward Firestorm 3 What Was Your Name in the States?
SIDE B – FLATFOOT 56 1 Mud 2 Sorry 3 Trouble
Front cover image was taken by Peter Marlow in 1979 in Derry, Northern Ireland. Ten years after the arrival of British troops in the province. The barricades are once more dividing Catholics and Protestants in areas of Belfast and Londonderry.
With the recent 'Brass For Gold' EP, The Rumjacks have dug 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.
“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.”
What others are saying about The Rumjacks: "The Rumjacks reminded the crowd what Celtic punk rock is all about. Traditional bagpipes and tin whistle folk sounds merged with heavy guitar riffs and a pounding drum beat to bring the crowd to a frenzy."- Loud Hailer
"Can't wait to see these guys live. A wild one."- Outside Left
"...An album that confirms that they are the hottest Celtic punk band of the moment."- Polvora
"How these guys keep finding these huge singalong choruses is beyond me. Safe to say this is another banger.” - Backseat Mafia
"Blistering tracks of Celtic punk that needs to be played at 11."- Folk-Metal
"If you're in the mood for the right soundtrack for the evening whiskey, you're welcome to grab it here."- Handwritten Mag
"Full of Irish charm with a huge singalong chorus. Full of all the party atmosphere and punk stomping best. This is a band riding high and writing some of the best material of their career."- *Backseat Mafia*
“...stampeding, emotive, anthemic — and even the Dropkick Murphys cannot claim to have made an album this good in several long years” (4/5)- KERRANG!
“rebelliously dark and gritty… some of the most memorable and rioting choruses we’ve heard in forever”- DEAD PRESS