The Celtic punk mainstays Dropkick Murphys announced the new album ‘Turn Up That Dial.’ The album comes on April 30 via Born & Bred Records.
“On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are,” shared vocalist Ken Casey. “We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles.”
He continues: “We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. 25 years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are – we’ve made ten records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s ‘put your fist up and play it loud.'”
He also added: “We’ve all done plenty of lamenting, so the main goal was to keep this fun. The darker the times got, the harder we fought to uplift with this music. Whatever we’re potentially giving to fans, trust me, they’re giving it to us tenfold. Now, turn up that f*cking dial.”
The album features recent singles ‘Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding,’ ‘Smash Shit Up,’ and ‘I Wish You Were Here,’ as well as the brand new song ‘Middle Finger.’
“Thinking of my younger days, I made things a lot harder for myself than they needed to be – and still pay for some of those mistakes now,” Ken Casey shared his thought of the song.
Dropkick Murphys also announced St. Patrick’s Day livestream – Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down. More information HERE.