Flogging Molly — Drunken Lullabies

Flogging Molly rants through honey-mead melodies that both sting and soothe the dissatisfied soul. Strongly seated in the genre of Irish punk, these boys can knock it with the best of the bar flies and angry anti-political miscreants. Marrying traditional instruments, themes and ideologies with their punk equivalents, the undeniable pride of the Irish poor beats true and loud while they sing for us to “Raise what’s left of the flag for me.”

The thirst for raw life and liquor are celebrated on “Drunken Lullabies,” “Swagger,” “The Rare Ould Times” and “May the Living be Dead [In Our Wake].” Flogging Molly is a marker of a colorful cultural beast that emerges from hardship and unforgiving surroundings, and is strengthened and spiced by it all.�