“Manic psycho-ceilídh from the London-Irish
heirs to the Pogues' legacy”
Hot Press, Ireland
“We prefer Neck to The Dropkick Murphys!”
Big Cheese Magazine, UK
The perfect combination of full-on cutting
edge electric Punk Rock and traditional Irish folk…
Punk Rock doesn't get much better than this!
Not for nothing have
London-Irish Psycho-Ceilídh band NECK
been described as 'The Heavy Artillery of
Irish Music': nine years of furious global gigging have honed this
6-piece’s high energy live show down to a tee! Their 3rd album, Come Out Fighting was released, Worldwide, in November 2009 through highly regarded independent Punk label, Golf Records
(with Europe-wide distribution via Plastic Head). It will, however, be released in the USA & Canada on March 9th 2010 on Abstract Sounds. It has, thus far though, received
universally glowing reviews in the UK press (i.e. Organ, Irish Post – 5
Stars; Big Cheese , Rock 'n' Reel – 4 stars), while their 4th album's scheduled for 2010.
The 6 piece band's sound
juxtaposes the swirling spiritual abandon of authentic Traditional Irish music:
(fiddle, tin-whistle, and banjo) with the electric energy blast of a full-on,
pumped-up-to-fe*k Punk band! Distilling the sound of two other mighty London
rebel bands The Clash & The Pogues & 'carrying the torch
on' with their own, unique London-Irish brew: Psycho-Ceilídh!
The band's rowdy, exhilarating
live show's now firmly established them as International Festival favourites from Moscow (in front of
7,000) to Texas & all points in between! Along with their own
headline tours, shows & festival appearances, they've performed with acts
such as their U.S. contemporaries (& buddies) The Dropkick Murphys &
Flogging Molly; as well as Shane MacGowan, The Levellers,
Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Hayseed Dixie & The
Misfits. 2008 was their sixth year at Rebellion/Wasted and and they're the only band to play
Glastonbury’s LeftField stage as many times as Tony Benn & Billy
Added to that, Boston’s 'Irish
Punk' radio station/ webzine/ compilation album that revels in all things
Emerald and Loud is named after the Neck tune, ‘Shite & Onions’ and
their "Psycho Ceilídh" e.p. featured in New York's Irish Voice Top
Ten releases chart, which included U2 and Sinéad O'Connor!
NECK have, subsequently, made many trips to
the USA - the last two as festival headliners.
Make no mistake - amongst the leaders
and followers of Irish folk influenced Punk bands all over the world - with
their roots, understanding and command of the music, NECK are most
certainly the real deal! Eyebrows will be raised. Toes will tap. Tears will be
shed. Bodies will be thrown all over the shaggin’ dancefloor! NECK will
bring The Hooley! ...Fact.
Just some of the festivals that NECK have rocked the bejaysus out of (& quite a few more than once!):
UK & Ireland: Glastonbury; Rebellion; Wickerman; Guilfest; Beautiful Days; Trowbridge; Strummercamp; Endorse-it-in-Dorset; Great Escape; Wickham; Solfest; Ardoyne Fleadh; Gas Yard Feile; Waterford Spraoi;
Europe and farther afield: Goorock, BE; Paas Pop, Huntenpop, Nirwanas TuinFeest, NL; Punk 'n' Disorderly (x3), With Full Force, Wilwarin, Stadfest, DE; Postplatz, Nextpunk, CH; Travobaccano, Brintaal Celtic Fest, IT; Rain Rock, AT; Skagen, Punk&Billy Bash, DK; Oulu Irish Fest, FIN; Tantsy, RUSSIA; SXSW, Dublin Irish Festival, Irish2000Fest, Wildwood Irish Fest, USA; …and many more!