Malasañers – ‘Spanish Eyes’ (2014)
Release: 14 November 2014
Label: Wolverine Records
We got a little taste of the new Malasañers sound a little while ago when the vinyl issue Welcome to the Folk Punks Show, a Celtic Punk compilation, was released. Malasañers isn’t the loudest band on this album, on the contrary. I was sincerely hoping for a bit more ‘loudness’ in their music, a I got partially what I was hoping for.
This album starts with the title-track Spanish Eyes and this is Celtic Punk alright, but it isn’t very loud stuff. Their sound is tending towards the original Irish folksound with lots of banjo.
It takes until the fourth track before they hit it off and I think they’re worth mentioning on Folk-metal.nl, where you need quite a lot of power to be mentioned. And there aren’t too many of these kind of tracks on their album. Rights is another one, with a nice punk theme, who doesn’t want a good old riot?
So, if you like your Celtic Punk not to heavy, no circle or other kind of pits, then Malasañers could be of interest to you. Malasañers is at the volume level of Mr. Irish Bastard, but when you think that’s loud enough they make a nice kind of music, with lots of banjo.
To make my heart beat faster, I like it a bit more spicier.
- Spanish Eyes 03:59
- King´s Shilling 03:03
- Still Alive 02:55
- Drunk and single in Madrid 02:19
- Listen 02:32
- Rights 02:52
- The Price of a Memory 02:34
- Tell why 03:46
- Lucky Duckies 02:41
- Siege of Drogheda 03:52
- Walking towards the Waves 02:46
- Too many Fools 02:31
- Stoneheart 02:35