In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Celtic punk rock group Flogging Molly have announced that they will be sharing two previously unreleased tracks, prior to their holiday celebration at the Hollywood Palladium in California on Saturday, March 17th.
Both of the tracks were recorded during sessions for their sixth studio album, Life is Good, the seven-member ensemble’s first full-length record in six years, which went on to peak at No. 69 on the Billboard 200 charts. The first new track, “Going Home,” debuted over the weekend, and much like the album itself features Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli at the helm.
“I think for me it comes down to being on the road for the past twenty odd years or so,” said lead singer Dave King, regarding the previously unreleased track. “Sometimes, it’s hard to distinguish where home actually is. But, I’ve realized that traveling and working with my wife that home is wherever I want it to be.”
Having recently finished their European performance with Dropkick Murphys, the group is already back on the road for their Life Is Good Spring 2018 Tour.
The second track, “There’s Nothing Left Pt. 2,” will serve as a follow-up to the first song on the album and will be released on Friday, March 16th, in recognition of the Irish-American holiday.
Flogging Molly is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as a staple in punk music, having started out as the house band at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles, around 1997, and built a loyal following. They will also be hitting the high seas sometime this year, for their annual Salty Dog Cruise featuring The Offspring, Buzzcocks, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Adolescents, and more.
Be sure to stay tuned to Salute Magazine for more details and be sure to check out “There’s Nothing Left Pt. 2” when it comes out on Friday. For upcoming tour dates, tickets and more information visit the band’s website.
LISTEN: “GOING HOME” – FLOGGING MOLLY