Flogging Molly are to play The Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 10th September. Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honour and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency.
They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music. “We’re not a traditional band,” explains Dublin-born frontman Dave King. “We are influenced by traditional music and inspired by it, but without question, we put our own twist on it.” Theirs is the music of exile, rebellion, struggle and history. The band’s only criteria for its music are simple and bone-deep: that it matters.
The social and political awareness that drives Flogging Molly’s music is never more prominent than in their upcoming new album LIFE IS GOOD out on June 2nd (Vanguard Records). Their sixth studio album, LIFE IS GOOD is the band’s strongest release to date highlighting their finesse to tell meticulously crafted ‘stories’ with fierce and bravado arrangements.
Get tickets for FLOGGING MOLLY – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 10th September HERE.