Punk rock never died. It just has the occasional nap. Fortunately, however, Booze & Glory have been keeping everyone wide awake for the last decade, flying the flag for authentic working class rock’n’roll and the power of a rabble-rousing tune.
2019 will be a blur of activity for Booze & Glory. The band’s long-awaited fifth album "Hurricane" is released via the boys’ own Scarlet Teddy Records. Two exhilarating new anthems, the fiery Live It Up and the personal and poignant Too Soon, have already been released into the wild via YouTube. Recorded in Sweden at Soundlab Studios, the new album was produced by Millencolin guitarist Mathias Farm and promises to be the biggest, boldest and most explosive Booze & Glory album to date. With the introduction of piano and organ to the band’s trademark sound, the new songs amount to a wholesale upgrade for British punk rock, with a strong message of positivity and hope oozing from every boisterous, melody-drenched pore. Now featuring founder and singer/guitarist Mark alongside lead guitarist Kahan, bassist Chema, drummer Frank, Booze & Glory have never sounded more potent.
In these divisive times, instantly memorable songs about believing in yourself, finding common ground between people and standing up to racism, nationalism and hate could hardly be more timely or welcome. Finally, football fans will also be delighted to hear that there is a song about frontman Mark’s beloved West Ham United on “Hurricane”: both a ferocious comeback from the UK’s sprightliest punk warriors and one of the finest collections of street-level songwriting you will hear in this or any other year. Bring in the booze... glory awaits!