The Real McKenzies, The Peacocks and dOMi now confirmed!
The Real McKenzies (CA)
The Real McKenzies hail from Vancouver, Canada, and don kilts and bagpipes to celebrate their Scottish heritage. Born in 1992, The Real McKenzies were the brainchild of singer Paul McKenzie, who claims, while at a party, heard Robert Burns playing in one room and the Sex Pistols in another. This epiphany led to the Celtic cocktail they serve up by mixing rock, punk, and folk with a splash of whiskey and the odd Scottish traditional as a garnish. They have just released their ninth full-length album, “Westwinds”, on the Fat Wreck Chords label.
Whether playing monumental rock clubs, festivals, or tiny squats, electric or acoustic instruments, The Real McKenzies immediately captivate any crowd through their jovial and heartfelt style. Guitars and bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie weaves historic tales into a modern, Scotch-drenched mythology.
Exploiting the incredible talents of former members of the legendary bands The Descendents, Good Riddance and DOA, whilst adding a mandolin and fiddle to the mix, the music on their next-to-last album “Shine Not Burn” is the perfect complement to Paul’s trademark banter and passionate singing. For the listener it brings to life the experience of a Real McKenzies show without actually being there.
The Real McKenzies previously released the eponymous “The Real McKenzies” (1995, IFA), “Clash of the Tartans” and “Pissed tae th’ Gills” (1998 and 2002 respectively, Sudden Death), “Loch’d & Loaded” and “Oot & Aboot” (2001 and 2003, Honest Dons), “10,000 Shots”, “Off the Leash” and “Shine Not Burn” (2005, 2008 and 2010, Fat Wreck).
The Peacocks (CH)
Switzerland’s punkabilly squadron The Peacocks are great at what they do. They’re cool. They look good. And they love what they do. They rock and roll, struggle and suffer, laugh and cry. They’re on the run and on the road.
They’ve been around the globe a couple of times through Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, UK, Czech Republic, USA, Canada and Japan. No wonder their show count rose up to 400 in the last three years.
The Peacocks have sold thousands of albums in their 20 years of career and shared stages with the likes of Bad Religion, No Means No, Rancid, NOFX, The Toasters and Demented Are Go.
So, consuming a bit too much coffee and a bit too many cigarettes, they continue to tour like crazy. With their explosive stand-up bass driven sound, they carry on winning over the hearts and souls of fans everywhere they choose to go. Punk, rockabilly, great songs, cool beats, simple tunes – pop for those who have good taste. The Peacocks are moving on and up, with nice shirts and a new old van. Pedal to the metal!
With catchy guitar riffs and delightful melodies, with lyrics chock full of humor and brutal personal experiences, dOMi stand out from the plethora of artists as a breath of fresh air in the punk genre. Together as a band since 2004, they have already made their mark on the scene with their extremely tight and energetic live performances, and have up to this point released several EPs, singles and even music videos aired on national television. Ready with their first full length effort “Welcome to Annoying Town”, dOMi have begun their plan of world dOMination!
Although a relatively young band, they have already achieved more than most – not only by releasing their material independently and performing live on most venues throughout Norway, but having also walked away victorious from several competitions. A couple of years ago they won the Global Battle of Bands in Norway, winning the chance to play London’s Astoria with the winners in the other 16 competing countries.
Then in 2008 another national contest victory earned them the right to open for none other than NOFX and Lagwagon. As of spring 2012 dOMi are in the process of recording their second album which is set to be released this summer.
- 19.7.2013 letiště Čápův dvůr, Tábor
6.10.2013 Roxy, Praha
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