Ireland! Shamrocks, shenanigans, sheep and pubs are some of the many highlights the Emerald Isle has to offer – that’s what Hungarian punk rockers Paddy and the Rats rightfully realized and quickly whipped out their fiddles and plugged in their guitars. The Miskolc-based six piece brooded over a couple of cold beers and rum casks, and decided to throw a hefty dose of pirate-isms, polka and gypsy punk into their mix! Now Paddy and the Rats unveil first and hotly anticipated details about their fifth record titled Riot City Outlaws, which is set to be released on April 6th 2018 with Napalm Records!
Riot City Outlaws is a bold step into a bright future boosted by the raw and powerful production by Grammy winner Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Megadeth, Social Distortion, Pennywise). Both Cameron and singer Paddy O`Reilly opted for a cool pop-punk approach in the vein of Green Day – overflowing with catchy choruses and dynamic up-tempo songs. Pirate party anthems meet shanties about the darker side of life on the Seven Seas. Tipsy ballads and a healthy infusion of Irish influenced punk rock songs round off a grimy pirate party bringing unwashed pub glory straight to your merry home!
Vocalist Paddy comments: ‘I think this album is the best what we have written so far and I’m really happy that we have the chance now to show this to the people as part of Napalm. We have great festivals for the summer all across Europe and waiting for the big parties what we’ll have with the new songs! I’m really excited of this year!’
In support of their brand new album, Paddy and the Rats will be hitting the road in 2018. Make sure to catch the band’s energetic live shows on the following dates:
11.05.18 DE – Parsberg / Spectaculum Nordgavia
18.05.18 DE – Drachhausen / Spreewald Rock
29.06.18 DE – Tann (Röhn) / Rockwolf Open Air
27./28.07.18 DE – Megesheim / Der Krater Bebt
05.08.18 CH – Fehraltorf / Highlandgames
18.08.18 DE – Wuppertal / Feuertal Festival