Coming screaming out of Melbourne, six piece The Ramshackle Army have released their 7 song set Life Lessons & Drunken Sessions. Embracing such influences as The Pogues, Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys and Weddings, Parties, Anything, this release sees the band truly finding their sound and beginning to gel.

What is so striking about the band is their very local take on this kind of music, namely punk with a more traditional Anglo/Celtic influence. All accomplished musicians, The Ramshackle Army have created a very accomplished EP. Tracks such as “Rue The Day” virtually jump out at the listener with their attitude and vibe.

Lessons Learned & Drunken Sessions sees a band moving beyond their senses of inspiration and very much forming their own sense of musical identity and being. It is a great and highly enjoyable listen. Tracks such as “No Rest For The Wicked” and the title track are great examples.

A very polished effort from this up and coming Melbourne band.

– Neil Evans