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May Gigs

For the 2nd time this year, Andrew and Alan are heading to Spain to play a couple of acoustic gigs, this time to the wonderful Basque Country:

Friday 6th May in La Terminal in Bilbao and Saturday 7th May in San Sebastian’s Altxerri Jazz Bar. The gigs will feature a lot of songs from the Dropkick catalogue, the recent Andrew and The Harmonizers record and a few The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness albums.

Towards the end of the month, the band will play two festivals closer home:

Saturday 21st May at the March into Pitlochry Festival in Perthshire and on Saturday 28th May at Haddstock in Haddington, East Lothian.

We hope to see some of you. If you are nearby. More gig news to come very soon too…..

Spanish Compilation

Andrew was asked to contribute a song to a new compilation from Rock Indiana Records in Madrid. The CD is Volume 12 in the series called ‘Pop Parade’. The first song on the album is ‘Wondering’, which was a song written around 1999 by Andrew and finally recorded for this project. You can listen, download or buy the CD here.

Bandcamp sale!

If you fancy a 20% discount on all things Dropkick related, please head over to our Bandcamp page now! Sale ends at the end of the month. 

Use the discount code ‘spring22’ to redeem at checkout.

We’ve also made the original Lockdown recordings from the start of Covid, 2 years ago, completely free to download again.

Also, it’s been a year since The Best of Dropkick was released and, having been out of stock for months now, we’ve managed to secure a few Double vinyl copies of the album from Sugarbush records. If you want it, these are the last in existence and won’t be re-pressed. We’ve also added 2 rare test pressing of the recent Andrew and the Harmonizers album (only 5 exist!)

The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness

At the beginning of April there was a new song from TBWTPN, Andrew’s musical project with friend, Gonzalo Marcos, released via Bobo Integral records. Look out for more news in the coming weeks….

You can on Spotify or at all the usual digital sites or download from here

“Another favorite of mine from last year returns, the soft-hearted indie pop of The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness. The band’s sophomore LP hardly left my turntable, mixing power pop and indie pop, jammed with jangles and an emotionally honest core. The band picks right up where the last LP left off with new single “Open Up The Box.” Perhaps even a bit more tender than their last, the song strums easy and lets the caramelized harmonies soar throughout this subtle jangler. No word on whether this is the beginning of the next LP or a standalone, but for now its best just to let the song’s gorgeous aura wash over you.”

Raven Sings the Blues

Big news! We have gigs scheduled!

We have gigs! Three real gigs!!

Come out to see us and celebrate the live debuts of songs from Scenic Route songs and tunes from our Greatest Hits release.

On Thursday 9th December, we’ll be in Glasgow at the Hug and Pint and are delighted to have Neil Sturgeon join us with his band The Infomaniacs, Glasgow legends US Highball and our dear old chum, Andy Tucker.

Andy will also open up the show in Edinburgh’s Wee Red Bar on Friday 10th December where Dropkick will be joined by our North east friends, The Vapour Trails. We’re also delighted to welcome Daniel McGeever, of The Wellgreen and Delta Mainline, to share the stage with his band too.

The next day, we follow The Vapour Trails back up the road to play The Tunnels in Aberdeen on Saturday 11th December for their album launch night. More information, including acts, will be announced soon.

We hope you are 1% as excited as we are about this announcement. Or even more than 1%.

Actual gigs. Wow.

Get The Best of Dropkick Now!

We’ve got a new, supersized, release available for your listening pleasure. Whether you have followed us for years or think we’re an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996 (we’re not, for the record), we think you’ll enjoy this collection of 30 (on double vinyl; 27 on CD) songs from Scotland (and, more specifically, our brains/mouths/instrument-wielding hands).

Head over to our Bandcamp page and put in your order now. Supplies are limited and who knows the next time you’ll catch us at our best?

Pre-Order Now: The Best of Dropkick

Coming this March, The Best of Dropkick collects 30 songs spanning our catalogue across 14 albums, stretching back well over a decade and our newest recording made during 2020 lockdown. You can pre-order it now on Vinyl, CD, or Digital Album.

The record showcases the timeless, jangly-pop simplicity of their music and the ear for melody and harmony that has helped Dropkick’s music appeal to a growing cohort of music lovers around the world.

The album was mainly recorded in Dropkick’s rehearsal space in Inch House, Edinburgh, which has been our base since 2008. These recordings were made by a variety of line ups we have featured over the years with the songs and vocals of Andrew Taylor being an ever-present feature of the band alongside founding member Ian Grier.

Turning Circles!

I’m delighted to share that we are finally reissuing the 2007 album Turning Circles as an expanded CD with Rock Indiana records on 12th October. The 14 track album will feature an additional 10 songs recorded at that time. Furthermore, the first 50 ordered from us will also include a numbered, homemade CD of 26 extra demos and recordings I made in late 2006/early 2007.

All 50 recordings will be available digitally our bandcamp page or via Rock Indiana too.

Originally released in April 2007, this was the first album the Andrew/Alastair/Roy/Stu line up made before Dot the i and Patchwork albums in 2008. Definitely one of the most fun and prolific periods of the band.

You can get it here!

I’ll be playing some of these tunes, and other Dropkick songs, via our Facebook page on Sun 27th Sept at 8pm (UK time): www.facebook.com/dropkickmusic

Cheers!

Andrew

PS – if you missed it during the covid lockdown, there were 3 new band-related albums released from home in April, May and June. The limited CDs have all sold out but you can still download all 3 albums for free here: dropkickmusic.bandcamp.com

 

New Dropkick Album: The Scenic Route

We released “The Scenic Route” today (7th February) via Bobo Integral / Sound Asleep Records. It is available on vinyl, CD digipak and digital streaming / download sites too. You can order it here. Vinyl can also be ordered directly from Bobo Integral in Spain. The album features 10 new songs recorded during the Summer at Dropkick HQ. The album art has again been designed by our good friend, Alan Lennon

You can also watch the video for the first track on the album, ‘Feeling Never Goes Away’ here.

We’ve also filmed a couple of the songs live in the rehearsal room too – watch here.

We are also delighted to reveal some gig news this Spring:

Stuart Low

We are desperately sad to share the news that our former bassist, Stuart Low, passed away in London earlier this month. Stuart was the cousin of Andrew, and ex-bandmate, Alastair, and joined the band in 2005 before leaving in 2008. He played many shows with us and played on the Dropkick albums Obvious, Turning Circles, Dot the I and Patchwork. He was always an amazing supporter of our music, even after he moved to London. In fact, he was delighted to be involved in our recent new video. We never imagined that it’d be the last thing we would share together. RIP Stu. xx

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