The Rumjacks Release “Brass For Gold” EP Ahead Of US Tour With Dropkick Murphys

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Celtic punks The Rumjacks have released their latest EP, Brass For Gold, just 11 days before kicking off their US tour as support for Dropkick Murphys. The follow-up to their fifth studio album,Hestia, which introduced new singer/songwriter Mike Rivkees on lead vocals and rejuvenated the band’s collaborative spirit. The Rumjacks will follow up their dates with Dropkick Murphys with their own US headline tour taking place this May, in between their US tours the band heading out on a run of European dates throughout March & April.

The Brass For Gold EP is a clear representation of a band finding a new voice and making sure that voice is heard as loud as possible. Grounded by the eclectic Celtic punk sound that The Rumjacks have become synonymous with, Brass for Gold sees the band dig deeper into their ska and hard rock influences, all the while holding onto the defiant energy that ignites their sound. Whilst the band had to conquer a global pandemic in order to record Hestia, the Brass for Gold EP saw the boys united in person for the first time. The result is a sound that is seamless and cohesive.

“Brass for Gold is as much as an EP can possibly offer and still be called an EP. In true Rumjacker fashion, these songs represent a variety of different stories. The topics range from lovesick nostalgia, to misfortunate war heroes, and a few lighthearted drinking songs for good measure. While some EP’s tend to be quite experimental, Brass for Gold represents a solid continuation of the newly reformed Rumjacks. Once again stating (almost literally in some of the lyrics) we are passionate and dedicated songwriters. After the amazing response we had from Hestia’s release, we knew we had to back it up, do it justice and show we aren’t messing around with any of this.”

The Brass For Gold EP can be streamed and purchased here.