New Release: The Eskies – And Don’t Spare The Horses / All Good Men

Dublin folk-quintet The Eskies have announced their return with their second album, And Don’t Spare The Horses out 1st December

Highlights from the record include the opening lead single, All Good Men – a full on, big band, swing sounding romp, snarling and growling its way through three and a half minutes of roaring brass and crowd harmonies – take a listen to the single below…

And Don’t Spare The Horses leaps from genres as vast and varied as folk, klezmar and yiddish, to rock, swing and blues. And it’s content? As eclectic as their sound according to the band – “Melodramatic tales of woe, betrayal, conflict, upheaval, rebellion, love, loss, fear and anger,” says the band. “All wrapped in tongue-in-cheek irreverence and self-deprecation, occasionally giving way to a flurry of triumphalism or whisper of introspection”

The band’s new UK tour is currently under way, and includes…

19 October – The Cluny, Newcastle
20 – The Rum Shack, Glasgow
21 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Music Room)
7 December – Dolans, Limerick
8 – Coughlans, Cork
9 – Cleere’s, Kilkenny
14 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
16 – The Button Factory, Dublin