Occasionally, something comes to awaken us from the stupor of so much mediocre music out there. The Go Set band are the answer to that. It is futile to resist such bewitching music-a combination of Celtic and punk energy that grab you by the collar and shake you all over the floor. It is great to have an album to jam to when you want something unique (but at the same time catchy enough) that will delight fans of any genre of music.
One Fine Day got its release around August of this year along with their US tour to promote the new album. Raise a Glass is is making waves via YouTube(taken from Rolling Sound) and this video showcases their live appeal.
How it all started?
When singer/songwriter J. Keenan and bassist Mark Moran formed The Go Set in 2003, it seemed only natural to combine the elements of the music they had grown up on. Having both been brought up on everything from traditional celtic and folk music, to early seventies punk rock, and with a voice for political perspective and social conscience, The Go Set embarked on a unique musical journey. Combining the folk elements of the bagpipes, accordion, and mandolin, with distorted punk guitars and a rock n roll ethos, The Go Set created a sound and direction all its own…-from their official website.
One Fine Day contains new tunes plus live recordings. If you are a fan of the band then this album will feel like collector’s release, and you will be able to explore the extent of their artistry beyond the confines of the recording studio. I personally like Drums of Chelsea and Rooftops but simply because I can relate to the lyrics.
There are so many energetic tracks that you will enjoy especially if you love bands like The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and the like. There are six members in the current lineup.
- Justin Keenan – Vocals, guitar
- Agostino Soldati – Drums
- Lachlan McSwain – Bagpipes, tin whistle
- Brendan Lee – Bass
- Ben Fraser – Guitar, vocals mandolin
- Tommy Collins – Upright bass, guitar