Record Label: I Scream Records
Genre: Street Punk
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I haven’t heard of the Welch Boys until now.
When listening to this new album, my first reaction that comes to mind is they sound like the Dropkick Murphys. Both bands hail from Boston and have an aggressive street punk sound with similar sing-alongs. The vocals are similar to Al Barr’s vocals but he also sounds like Dicky Barrett as well. Its that too much whiskey and cigarettes singing voice. Thankfully there aren’t any bagpipes on this album. That can be the only thing not similar to DKM. Their lyrics seems a bit cliché to me. Its all about drinking, fighting, patriotism, etc. I wish a lot of these street punk bands (including DKM) would break out of that mold.
If you can get pass how much the Welch Boys sounds like all the other Boston punk bands, this music isn’t bad at all. In fact, if the Dropkick Murphys’ broke up; at least theres The Welch Boys. The music isn’t bad, I just cant seem myself listening to this that much. Im sure there is a lot of people that will like this album From Welch Boys.
Bottom Line: Boston street punk similar to Dropkick Murphys and the Bruisers
Notable Tracks: My Own Creation, Lets Break The Law