Interview With Celtic Punk Pirates “Paddy And The Rats”

Credit: Sandor Bikali

Hop on board with Celtic punk pirates PADDY AND THE RATS and crack into their upcoming album, From Wasteland to Wonderland, out on April 29, 2022 via Napalm Records. With their sixth full-length, the vigorous outfit serves a top-notch pirate party fueled by a heavy dose of punk, polka and folk, turning the world into a giant pub! This Irish influenced sound will surely bring up the urge to slam down a cold one while swinging happily along arm in arm to the beat! Formed in 2008 by singer and songwriter Paddy, the untamed unit managed to build a respective name within the scene due to hard work and extensive touring all over Europe with more than 400 shows, including the world famous Wacken Open Air and the Sziget Festival. For the new album, PADDY AND THE RATS teamed up once again with producer Zoli Baker. 

It was my pleasure to have Seamus Conelly (Drums) on the Interview to talk about Wasteland and Wonderland and much more. Check out the complete coverage on the below YouTube Video

1. Wasteland
2. Ship Will Sail
3. Party Like a Pirate
4. After the Rain
5. Northern Lights
6. Matadora
7. Standing in the Storm
8. Everybody Get Up
9. Hometown Kid
10. Heartbreaker
11. Rumble Outta Here
12. The Last Hunt
13. Wonderland

Music Videos

The Band

Paddy O’Reilly – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars
Sam McKenzie – Fiddle, Bagpipe, Banjo, Whistle’s
Bernie Bellamy – Accordion, Backing Vocals
Joey MacOnkay – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Vince Murphy – Bass, Backing Vocals
Seamus Conelly – Drums

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