Hooligan : 0161 Festival, Manchester, 03/05/2015

Hooligan, (punk/Oi!/rock’n’roll from Dublin), live at 0161 Festival, Miners Community Arts and Music Centre, Moston, Manchester, 03/05/2015.

31 mins, HD.


Formed in Dublin, Ireland in October 2009….. Kickin’ up a racket in different corners of Europe & the west coast of the USA ever since.

“Criminal Damage” EP, May 2014
From the opening guitar salvo of the title track, it builds on the sound that had listeners hooked on the “No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs” 7″ EP. Frontman David Linehan’s songwriting is as strong as anyone today, achieving a classic punk rock feel with the effortlessness that you would expect from someone that was a part of the scene through the tumult of the UK in the 80’s. The record also features guest appearances from Tony Van Frater (Cockney Rejects) on guitar and bass, with Decca Wade and Nicky Buck (original and latter day Angelic Upstarts) splitting drum duties. Produced by Mond Cowie (Angelic Upstarts) and Decca Wade, these 4 songs are built on a solid framework of punk rock longevity.

“No Blacks No Irish No Dogs” EP – Release date: Dec 2012.
From cover to cover, this is head and shoulders above most anything that has come out in recent memory. Pure guitar driven anthemic punk, reminiscent of the Angelic Upstarts circa 2 million voices with nods towards the Clash, the Ruts and even Thin Lizzy. Absolutely authentic and absolutely a necessity in your record collection
(Oi! The Boat Records)

“Prodigal Son” EP – Released May 2011.
Dublin based punks Hooligan, have unleashed a prodigious monster to soundtrack the summer..the title track, a rampaging anthem in its own right. “Back On The Piss” is arguably even wilder, snaring all the disaffected sneering of The Clash and The Radiators From Space“.
(Hot Press 19/5/11)

Upcoming Concerts

Jun 7th – IE – Leitrim, Effrinagh, Swan Lake Inn
Jun 20th – NI – Belfast, Voodoo
Jun 21st – UK – Inverness, Hootenanny’s
Jun 27th – IE – Waterford, Dole City Punx
Jul 4th – UK – Glasgow, Freedom of the Cities festival
Jul 5th – UK – Aberdeen, Freedom of the Cities festival
Jul 6th – UK – Ashington, Bubbles
Jul 18th – IE – Mullingar, The Stables
Jul 19th – NI – Belfast, Voodoo, Suicide Awareness benefit
Jul 25th – IE – Dublin, Fibber Magee’s
Aug 1st – NI – Belfast, Warzone
Aug 2nd – IE – Kildare, Booleigh Ska festival
Oct 30th – FR – Rennes, Gazoline
Oct 31st – FR – Rézé, Canon’a’pat
Nov 1st – FR – Le Havre, Taranne
Nov 2nd – FR – tba
Nov 9th – UK – Birmingham, Adam and Eve pub
Nov 28th – IE – Dublin, Thomas House


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