The Walker Roaders new song "Lord Randallall's Bastard Son" will open their debut album, due for release this August 23.
With the news that Irish music royalty has combined to form the supergroup The Walker Roaders, we've been treated to a new track from the band ahead of the August 23 release of their debut LP.
Members from Irish music groups The Pogues, Flogging Molly, and Dropkick Murphys have joined together to form The Walker Roaders.
Featuring James Fearnley of The Pogues, Ted Hutt of Flogging Molly, and Marc Orrell of Dropkick Murphys, the Walker Roaders are set to release their self-titled debut album on August 23 which “splices anthems of Celtic-Punk with the exalted poetry of The Pogues.”
And now, inspired by Bob Dylan, the group has released "Lord Randall's Bastard Son," a track laden with socio-political commentary. The song takes its inspiration from the 17th-century British ballad Bob Dylan tapped for "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in 1962.
"I kind of ramped it up a bit because of circumstances one comes across living in the United States now -- and in the world too. I wanted to pour on image after image of things that are just not right, from lynchings to overpopulation and climate change and everything that's just going to reduce us to f---ing cinder -- much sooner than I think people realize. It's just listing things I find frightening and make my blood boil about living in the world today, and especially America."
You can watch the full video here:
Editor's note: This August, we're celebrating Gaeilge (the Irish language) and Irish music with a series highlighting those around the world speaking and learning Irish, and playing Irish music.
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