MCP0004 Flatfoot 56 – Odd Boat

It must have been about 10 years ago I was introduced to Flatfoot 56. Myself and a friend where just discovering the folk / celtic punk genre we had found Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly and were wondering if there was any more bands like this. That was when a very I got a phone call saying “you need to hear this, I’ll be round in a minute” shortly after that I was played Jungle of the Midwest Sea for the first time and was blown away by it and the obsession started there.flatfoot-56-odd-boat

2017 sees the releases of the bands fifth album Odd Boat. Which is in my eyes at least one of the best albums they have made (1. Toil 2. Odd Boat 3. Jungle of the Midwest Sea 4. Knuckles Up 5. Black Thorn) not that Black Thorn is a bad album but something has to come last.

Odd Boat still has everything you want and come to crave from a Flatfoot 56 album. Mandolin and bagpipes over ballads and street punk life lessons. Choruses that stick in your head and make you want to sing back every word until your lungs have nothing left to give.

Forward is most likely my favourite track due to the slow building mandolin intro before it kicks in full force and lyrically brilliant and is getting played on repeat in my house / car / work.

Odd Boat is an instant classic, feel free to disagree as someone has to be wrong. If you have any interest in folk punk at all have a listen to Odd Boat and see just how good it can be.

I adore this album from start to finish and am unable to find fault with it. All I can suggest is that you buy it and as soon as track 1 (Ty Cobb) kicks in you’ll be hooked.

  • Elliott (Mersey Celt Punks)

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