MUTINY: Rum Rebellion: CD

The Irish sounds of the Pogues or Flogging Molly has now gone international. Out of Australia comes the pirate sounds of Mutiny. A combination of three women and two men, this band bangs out a mighty good time with their brand of Celtic punk. Vocal duties are handled by two of the women and the gent on drums, which is good to keep things fresh in a sound that can get overdone quickly. They expel a spirit of fun that makes me want to go to the refrigerator right now and crack open a cold one. Relying more on acoustic instruments gives the band a traditional feel and adds to the rawness of the recording. I wonder how hard it is to learn how to play a tin whistle.

 –don (Fistolo)