Paddy and the Rats hail
from Hungary and play a Celtic/folk/punk blend of music (and they play it very
bloody well thank you!).
Formed in 2008 with the intention of blending the various pub music from different cultures with good old-fashioned honest punk, something that they've pulled off excellently.
The band's first full-length
CD, Rats on Board, doesn't have a bad track among the fifteen songs on it, but
my personal faves have got to be 'Bully In The Alley', 'Hurry Home', 'Freedom'
and 'Pub N Roll'.
This album is filled to the brim with fun, and it'd make a great soundtrack to a night out in the local (doubt you'd manage to stay sober though!).
This is a unique and genuinely brilliant album, by a band who love what they do, very highly recommended!
by Barry Gennard
Visit the Paddy and the Rats Website