The band that spawned the new wave of Swedish Celtic punk is back with a vengeance. Today Finnegan’s Hell releases “One Finger Salute”; the band’s most uncompromising album to date.
Finnegan’s Hell used the shutdown during the pandemic to write new songs and produced an impressive collection. The strongest ones ended up on the record “One Finger Salute”. The title track was released as a single a couple of weeks ago and was very well-received. The Irish Times wrote: “A magnificent attitude marker with an infectious chorus sure to evoke a sea of middle fingers in the audience”. The video for the song suggests that this is a correct assumption:
Finnegan’s Hell has been called “the Swedish Pogues” by the music press, and it is easy to see why. These Swedes have a solid grasp of the Celtic punk idiom and are able to use stomping folk melodies and traditional instrumentation to reveal, and revel in, the gnarlier side of life.
Finnegan’s Hell is gaining quite a reputation on the European folk rock scene, due to the band’s extraordinary live shows. American heavyweights Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly might very well be in for some Swedish competition in the future.
Listen to / Buy the album: https://orcd.co/one-finger-salute