We start our national tour very soon!
See below for all dates and details. See you at the bar!
Watch our new video for Plenty!
When asked what ‘Plenty’ was about, Frankie said, ”It’s a rallying cry for irregular folk, A unifying call (and response) for anyone living life in the real world, with all its bumps, dents, cracks scars & warts. Imperfections create friction, and friction creates warmth,.. warmth is essential to human life. Sing it loud!!!”
Sober & Godless is our new album and is to be released on our own label ‘Black Matilda Music’. The album was produced by Steve James (Thin Lizzy, The Jam, The Screaming Jets).
Frankie: “The making of this album saw us wondering at this whole folk/punk thing as a wider genre, and what it means to us. The sickeningly rich tradition of people telling their story to song has continued unbroken by time, distance or malevolence. We see no good reason why it should stop with us. Call it celtic punk, folk, rock or whatever, we have to keep telling each other our story, thats the only thing that keeps us human.”
Johnny summed it up best.
'Since we started we NEVER wanted to do anything half-arsed. That has never changed and never will. Seeing the results from working our arses off for Sober & Godless has only made us want to work harder than we ever had'
The Official Release Date for ‘Sober & Godless’ is Friday 6th February, 2015.
Pre-order the new album here: http://www.bigwoolly.com/TheRumjacks/
February 6 - Transit Bar, CANBERRA
1300 GET TIX - www.moshtix.com.au
February 7 - Newtown Social Club, SYDNEY
1300 724 867 - www.newtownsocialclub.com
February 13 - Cherry Bar, MELBOURNE
Tix at the Door - www.cherrybar.com.au
February 14 - Yah Yah’s, FITZROY
Tix at the Door - www.yahyahs.com.au
February 19 - The Bearded Lady, BRISBANE
February 20 - Sol Bar, SUNSHINE COAST
February 21 - Currumbin Creek Tavern, GOLD COAST
March 4 - Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE
02 4962 2459 - www.yourcambridge.com
March 5 - Gearins Hotel, BLUE MOUNTAINS
March 6 - Dicey Rileys, WOLLONGONG
March 7 - Tallersalls Hotel, PENRITH
March 20 - Royal Oak Hotel, LAUNCESTON
March 21 - Brisbane Hotel, HOBART
March 27 - Barwon Club Hotel, GEELONG
March 28 - The Bridge Hotel, CASTLEMAINE
April 10 - Crown & Anchor, ADELAIDE
08 8223 3212 - www.facebook.com/thecrankerhotel
April 11 - Darwin Railway Club, DARWIN
89814171 - www.darwinrailwayclub.com
To all our dear friends here & across the miles, its been way too long as they say between drinks, first round for the weekend's ours as we say cheers to you, with the first single and video from our new album, its called ‘Blows & Unkind Words’.. please enjoy responsibly ;)
WATCH NEW VIDEO HERE: (click image to view)
Blows & Unkind Words is the first single from The Rumjacks second album 'Sober & Godless' which is set for release early 2015.
Calling out ‘Adults’ on their shitty childish behaviour toward one another, especially in the age of Social Media where courage is not a prerequisite. Our beautiful world is going to Hell around our ears and most of us can’t get past name calling and melodrama, much less tackle anything more serious than opening a packet of crisps. Get up, get real & get on with it.
Enjoy, and see you at a show very soon,
Sydney! Come down to Marickville this Saturday as we will be launching our shiny new Double A Side 7" Vinyl of the first two singles from our upcoming album!
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/285712711636756/?ref=22
Good day to all & sundry,
This week catches us in the middle of a short run of shows in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne, with one down & two to go. We learned that it actually does get cold in QLD, who’d have thunk it?
The reception at The Joynt, though was BLISTERING! Deadweight Express & Bare White Knuckles doing a fine job of prepping the punters for our set. It was great to see so many Rumjack veterans and welcome more than a few freshies, the new guy’s keen to prove their worth by defying the ‘No Mosh’ rule in place on the night.. Respect!
We took the opportunity to field test a few new tunes, and after witnessing the beautiful mayhem first-hand, our very capable Producer has given us his Sagely nod.. We are now locked in & confirmed to go ahead and record a massive new album in a few short weeks!!!
We’ll each prepare for recording in our own unique way. One will go bowling in Las Vegas, one will visit a Buddhist temple, another will climb trees, one will cut firewood & brew chai while another will play surrogate father to a pair of Chihahuas – Who said all the Rock & Roll Danger-boys are dead?!!
Get ‘em in!..
G’day to all our good friends from wherever you may hail.
We’re all absolutely cracklin’ with excitement at the way this year’s shaping up for us. Firstly, we’ve all slugged it out behind closed doors with the help of our producer, to decide which songs will make the cut for our new full length album. We’re now ready to march into the studio & nail them once & for all.
In the meantime though, we’ve also been able to log a few shows up & down the country. The Townie in Sydney played host to a family reunion of sorts in March, when we shared the bill with our old mates Handsome Young Strangers. It was screamer! And good to see so many new heads among the loyal support.
May see’s us tearin’ up to Brisbane for one night only, as well as a one of show in Melbourne shortly after that. We’ll be joined by a handful of great bands and we’re looking forward to catchin’ up with interstate mates along the way.
Apart from a new album , keep an eye out for a whole new range of killer merch to be rolled out over the coming weeks & months including limited release vinyl copies of “Gangs of New Holland.”
Once all that’s done & dusted though, we’re reckoning on some pretty extensive touring – your support has been amazing and the least we can do is get around to you all & say thanks.
We’ll make a proper ol’ night of it!
Until then though, All the best o’ luck & good health to ye.