Ahoy me hearties
Tell everyone the band will play, got eighty punks and an old P.A. Our friends at The LuWow on Johnston Street, Fitzroy are putting on a party for ‘talk like a pirate day’ and we are gathering the crew to do a rare show for the occasion. Fellow folk punks Catgut Mary are playing too and there will be Go Go Pirate Wenches, MC Captain Roughgut, prizes for pirate costumes and cheap rum drinks. Arrggghhhh
Ahoy me hearties
Digging For Gold
Drink To Better Days
Here’s To Adventure
Bag Of Oats
Convict Rum Song
Free Soup Daily
Girlz On The Fiddle
Take A Chance
Eighty Punks And An Old P.A
Never Get Caught
The Squatting Song
High On The Hill
Enjoy It While It Lasts
Police Strike Riot
In the misty days before Celtic Punk was ever a scene, Melbourne locals MUTINY were busy pioneering it – now, more than 20 years after their inception, they release the next chapter in the saga, the retrospective album Drink to Better Days. Since 1991, MUTINY have been bringing their gypsy-jazz-pirate-folk-punk jigs of anti-establishment to punks both here and abroad – Drink to Better Days weaves these halcyon days of grit, grind and mandolins together.
Folk punk for punk folk is and always has been MUTINY’s ethos, emerging in its infancy from the politically turbulent times of Melbourne’s squat scene. MUTINY fuses the uniqueness of the Australian experience with the folk-drenched sounds of the mandolin and piano accordion. Their music evolved over the years and through time spent abroad, the influence of tearing it up in countries such as Germany, France, Slovenia and Croatia seeping through into their music, resulting in cleverly cultivated masterworks like albums Rum Rebellion, Co-Op Brewery and EPs Bodgy Tatts and Bag of Oats.
Drink To Better Days is the next chapter in the life of Mutiny. A 20 year retrospective, it looks to bring the band’s best and most exciting material together in one place, a reminder, if you will,
that this is a group that never really left. As guitarist Greg Stainsby sums up, “I started to imagine this compilation of our tracks as a kind of Noah’s Arc, preserving the songs for future generations, and those that miss the boat may fade, so we have packed in as much audio that can possibly fit on a CD.”
Featuring tracks from the earliest epoch of MUTINY’s history, Drink To Better Days is replete, grounded in the past, present, and almost inevitably the future, the culmination of two decades of music history from these genre-makers.
MUTINY // DRINK TO BETTER DAYS
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 27TH THROUGH FOUR | FOUR
We’ll be heading to Newcastle between Sydney shows for an afternoon at the Lass O’Gowrie!
Sun 27th Jan arvo show 3pm
with Jen Buxton
Tell everyone the band will play … its been 10 years since we did our infamous Mutiny on the Harbour boat cruise, the debauchery and good times of that show inspiring the song Eighty Punks and Old P.A. We are going to set sail again at high noon on Monday the 28th Jan, (a public holiday) for a 3 1/2 hour harbour cruise that should be as unforgettable as the first. There will be a bar with pub priced drinks and snacks and two other acts joining us.
For you landlubbers we are also putting on another gig at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville on Saturday the 26th Jan.
Line ups for both events TBA and tickets are available now including a special weekend ticket deal for those coming to both shows.
Saturday Nov 3 at the Bendigo Hotel
w/ The Bigots & Rise of the Rat
Saturday November 24 at the Brisbane Hotel
Saturday November 17 at Prince of Wales in Nundah