Enter The Haggis - Gutter Anthems
Anyone who's paid any attention at all to the Toronto indie rock scene over the last decade or so will already be familiar with Celtic-inspired Enter The Haggis. The quintet's new album, Gutter Anthems, was recently released.
The Toronto band has given us another album of pop rock songs punctuated with Celtic instruments and themes to create their own brand of Reel N' Roll.
Where bands like Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly add the Celtic elements to punk rock, Enter The Haggis' songs, like "DNA", are firmly grounded in rock. Strip away the bagpipes and fiddle and the songs underneath are catchy and melodic.
Some country seeps into the mix as well. "The Death of Johnny Mooring" could easily be a Drive-By Truckers tune, while "Cameos" sounds like the band is prepping to call a square dance.
The combination makes for the perfect aural cocktail to go with your spirited one. A song like "The Litter and The Leaves" would hold up very well next to The Pogues or The Dubliners on your next St. Patrick's Day playlist.
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