Well, here’s something that has never, to our knowledge, been attempted: a folk-punk concept album. The genre has so many classics… the Pogues’ Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, Flogging Molly’s Drunken Lullabies, Gogol Bordello’s Gypsy Punks. But none of these are concept albums. So why not give it a go?
The result, dear old friends, is Foreign Skies, an album that commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. It’s a challenging album. Some people are going to hate how it opens. Some people are going to hate some stuff in the middle. Some people are going to wonder why we’re not singing about gin and poutine.
Those people can all fuck off, ’cause Foreign Skies is awesome.