From Canada comes one of the most uniquely addicting bands you will ever hear. Irish Moutarde is a Celtic rock band full of high-energy rock and lyrics that you'll be singing along to after only a couple listens. Their debut album "Raise 'Em All" was released in September in a number of different packages. I can almost guarantee that once you hear this album, it will be on your playlist for St. Patrick's Day.
The dozen songs that make up this album are divided into a "Side A" and a "Side B," but it makes no difference because the music is just a full shot of adrenaline for forty minutes. Some songs like "Farewell To Drunkeness" and "The Wearing Of The Green" are full of great lyrics that attract you like a magnet. When the band is firing on all cylinders like in "The Cabin," they sound like Metallica performing at an Irish pub. The bagpipes go full blast on the punk sounding "OLAF" and the instrumental "LLL" before going all-out metal on "D.O.E." The album closes with an Irish-style folk story about "A Lad And A Hag."
Irish Moutarde has a show scheduled this evening in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu before performing at Bolt Fest, November 1 at UQAC. To find out more about this truly original, but attractive new band, please visit irishmoutarde.com.