Flogging Molly Releases New Album “Anthem” on Sept. 9th – Their First in Five Years (Listen Here)

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Since its inception, Flogging Molly has been saddled with the term “Celtic Punk Rock” (for better or worse) a term that doesn’t begin to describe the Irish stew of influences that the band can cook up.

Sure, Dublin-born lead singer Dave King has a proper Irish brogue, and yes, they employ a tin whistle, and o.k., the band’s amped-up early work evokes the beer-swilling atmosphere of punk-rock pub and sea shanties, but the band’s melodic and instrumental sophistication draws from a wide range of traditional and modern musical styles.

On September 9th Flogging Molly releases their brand new album Anthem on Rise Records, and fans of mosh-pits and the Dropkick Murphys won’t be disappointed, but either will fans of traditional folk-rock, the Pogues, dancing and plain old American rock.  But listen for yourselves below…

Reunited with celebrated producer/engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies, the Breeders) this is the band’s first new record in 5 years. Albini also produced a couple of Flogging Molly fan favorites Swagger and Drunken Lullabies.

You can pre-order Anthem on CD from our Rock Cellar Store HERE
You can pre-order Anthem on Vinyl LP from our Rock Cellar Store HERE

Check out a video for the new single “This Road Of Mine” from Anthem:

Of the song, singer/guitarist Dave King says “At the time I was writing these lyrics I was wondering if we were going to be able to continue to tour and make music again… I’m not one to shy away from a situation in the sense of writing about it; I think that’s what songwriters should do, they should reflect the times.”

Here’s a video with a live version of “The Croppy Boy ’98” off Anthem

And watch “These Times Have Got Me Drinking/Tripping Up The Stairs”

The current Flogging Molly lineup is Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Matt Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathen Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), and Mike Alonso (drums, percussion).

Tracklisting for Anthem

1. These Times Have Got Me Drinking
2. A Song of Liberty
3. Life Begins And Ends (But Never Fails)
4. No Last Goodbyes
5. The Croppy Boy ’98
6. This Road Of Mine
7. (Try) Keep The Man Down
8. Now Is The Time
9. Lead The Way
10. These Are The Days
11. The Parting Wave

Flogging Molly Live on Tour 2022. Left photo: Sebastian Goeß

Flogging Molly is currently on a European tour, and will be returning to the U.S. on September 9th – co-headlining with The Interrupters, who have just had a widely successful hit with their brand new album In The Wild. More about The Interrupters HERE.

U.S. Tour dates:

September 9 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom Outdoors
September 10 Dillon, CO Dillon Amphitheater
September 11 Salt Lake City, UT Complex Outdoors – The Lot
September 13 Bonner, MT KettleHouse Amphitheater
September 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
September 16 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
September 17 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
September 21 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
September 23 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 24 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 25 Las Vegas, NV Beach Stage at Mandalay Bay Resort

Current European tour:

August 16 Manchester, England O2 Ritz Manchester
August 17 Birmingham, England O2 Institute Birmingham
August 18 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town
August 19 Tiverton, England Beautiful Days Festival
August 20 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street

You can pre-order Anthem on CD from our Rock Cellar Store HERE
You can pre-order Anthem on Vinyl LP from our Rock Cellar Store HERE

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