By Sarah Mac
Stomp/Fat Wreck Chords
Canadian rebels The Real McKenzies have returned with a brand-new album, Two Devils Will Talk.
This latest album is a stellar example of the McKenzies’ style and sound, which after 25 years hasn’t slowed down or sold-out. Two Devils Will Talk is the tenth full-length release from these rowdy Scottish-Canadians, and the follow up to 2015’s Rats in the Burlap. Two Devils features the raw, thundering vocals of founding member and frontman Paul McKenzie, as well as his bandmates’ perfected harmonies. Both accompanied by the classic melodic tempos we all love raising a glass and singing along to. The album is reminiscent of early punk-rock scene, slightly gritty with dark undertones. As always, the McKenzies combine this with old-fashioned, Celtic-hymn-style bones, giving the album a cozy pub feel we’re all familiar with.
And who could forget the bagpipes? A staple in the McKenzies’ sound, bagpipes can be heard throughout Two Devils, which is something their fans look forward to.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Real McKenzies and Two Devils Will Talk is a perfect way to celebrate such a momentous achievement. An album which pays tribute to both their Canadian and Scottish roots, as well as the journey that got them here.Stomp/Fat Wreck Chords, The Real McKenzies, Two Devils Will Talk