Paddy And The Rats, a Hungarian Celtic punk pirate band, throw a memorable pirate party with their second single, “Everybody Get Up,” from their sixth album, From Wasteland To Wonderland. The captivating new song urges listeners to participate in a celebratory drink on the high seas. “Everybody Get Up” promises infectious dance and sing-along melodies, giving fans another taste of the upcoming Napalm Records album, which will be released on April 29.
“We created quite an interesting video for our new hit, ‘Everybody Get Up,'” Paddy And The Rats say of “Everybody Get Up.” The song itself stands out a little since it has a hip hop sound similar to our childhood favorite bands, the Beastie Boys and Run DMC, which isn’t typical of us. We wanted to depict it, so we dressed in completely different styles in the video, evoking the outfits worn by New York hip hop and hardcore bands in the 1980s. We created a pretty cool and amusing mood video that should not be taken seriously. We’d had so many horrible things happen to us recently that we were in desperate need of some happiness.So we went out with our adolescent selves and had a good time.’
Paddy And The Rats dish up a top-notch pirate party fueled by a heavy dosage of Punk, Polka, and Folk on their six full-length albums, transforming the world into a gigantic pub. This Irish-influenced sound will undoubtedly make you want to down a cool one while swinging along arm in arm to the beat. The untamed unit, founded in 2008 by vocalist and songwriter Paddy, have made a reputation for themselves in the scene via hard work and extensive traveling throughout Europe – with over 400 gigs to their credit, including appearances at the world-famous Wacken Open Air and the Sziget Festival. They linked up with producer Zoli Baker once again for the upcoming record. The artwork was designed by Jill Colbert, who has also worked with bands like Alestorm, Exodus and Wintersun.
The Hungarians magically pull one passionate song after another from their pirate hats on a rollicking 13-track album, featuring a wide variety of instruments such as accordion, fiddle, banjo, and bagpipe. “Wasteland,” a wistful couple of mandolin and vocals backed by violin infusions, sets the tone for the Celtic punks’ adventurous journeys. “Ship Will Sale” gets the celebration started: the uplifting melody hits like a wild wave and asks the listener to join in the swaying and stomping. The full-length continues with “Party Like a Pirate,” an eager party hit with a sweeping sing-along chorus that delights their shipmates.
With its punkier, frenetic sound, “Everybody Get Up” provides another power boost and gradually prepares for the adventure’s conclusion. “Wonderland” is the final destination on the Celtic Punks’ tour. This heartfelt ballad is the best way to round off the CD. Paddy And The Rats present a seaworthy trip with From Wasteland to Wonderland, which fills the listener with irresistible energy and simple delight.
From Wasteland To Wonderland is available in the following formats:
– Jewel Case
– Jewel Case + T-Shirt Bundle
– Digital Full Length Album
“Ship Will Sail”
“Party Like A Pirate”
“After The Rain”
“Standing In The Storm”
“Everybody Get Up”
“Rumble Outta Here”
“The Last Hunt”
“After The Rain” lyric video:
Paddy O’Reilly – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars
Sam McKenzie – Fiddle, Bagpipe, Banjo, Whistle’s
Bernie Bellamy – Accordion, Backing Vocals †
Joey MacOnkay – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Vince Murphy – Bass, Backing Vocals
Seamus Conelly – Drums
(Photo – Sandor Bikali)