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Dropkick Murphys Reveal Festive Video For ‘The Season Is Upon Us’ - Watch Now

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 Written by Jon Stickler
Dropkick Murphys Reveal Festive Video For ‘The Season Is Upon Us’ - Watch Now

Boston’s Dropkick Murphys today reveal the video for another new track from their eighth studio album ‘SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD’ (released 7th January 2013). ‘The Season Is Upon Us’ is Christmas Dropkick Murphys’ style and the video clip is the perfect visual representation of the band at this over indulgent time of year.

With Dropkick Murphys family and friends featuring heavily in this seasonal gem, it heart-warmingly depicts the lyrical thread of the song and pokes fun at each and every family’s dysfunctional elements coming together during the festive period. Here’s hoping yours aren't quite as dysfunctional as this!

Dropkick Murphys mould their own brand of holiday cheer into a rousing anthem with wild riffing, an intoxicating chorus, and hilarious lyrics. "When we wrote the music, it had a nice Christmas sway," says Casey. "Everybody was like, 'Write a Christmas song!' So I sat down with a pen and paper, and I thought, 'Fuck, there are a million Christmas songs? How do you top the greats?' I decided to go the other way and write something for the large percentage of the population who either don't like the day itself or their families. I wanted to point out some realities. It's more fun that way. There's some sarcasm, humour, and truth. I think the world has enough timeless Christmas classics...it needs a few more for the poor jerk who has lost it all and has nobody or worse off has tons of family members who all suck worse than the next."

The Dropkicks’ music is universal stuff. Songs for the common man, about common things, that come together with such fury and infectious melody that everyone within earshot is struck straight. Dropkick Murphys, as much as any of the 'punk' or 'blue collar' labels they've earned, are fantastic songwriters. They are on the same quest as their beloved Woody Guthrie or their buddy Bruce Springsteen: how to get that big truth to come out the other end of the speakers in a way people all over the world will feel in their bones.

Dropkick Murphys - Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes, tin whistles) - are on tour early next year. Check out the tour dates below.

Dropkick Murphys UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Sat January 12th 2013 - Vicar Street, Dublin
Tue January 15th 2013 - HMV Ritz, Manchester
Wed January 16th 2013 - Barrowland, Glasgow
Thu January 17th 2013 - Rock City, Nottingham
Fri January 18th 2013 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Sat January 19th 2013 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London

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