DROPKICK MURPHYS have just unveiled a video for their latest single.
Gambler's lament 'Two 6's Upside Down' is taken from the band's forthcoming acoustic album This Machine Still Kills Fascists, inspired by and featuring the lyrics of dustbowl balladeer and American folksong legend Woody Guthrie. The album is their first since their 1998 debut Do Or Die, not to feature singer Al Barr, who is currently taking a break to care for his sick mother.
The video for the single, directed by Dave Stauble, was shot by the statue of Guthrie at the songwriter's birthplace of Okemah, Oklahoma.
"'Two 6's Upside Down' is acoustic, but it's still tough," says band founder Ken Casey. "It's edgy and these lyrics are menacing. We just wanted to show right out of the gate that even though this album is acoustic, it's still going to have some fire.”
Working once more with producer Ted Hutt, the band recorded the album at The Church Studio in Tulsa, not far from Okemah, and they were so inspired by the experience that they ended up recording enough songs to fill a second volume, due out next year.
'Two 6's Upside Down' is available to stream/download here.
Set for release on 30 September through Dummy Luck Music via PIAS, This Machine Still Kills Fascists is available to pre-order here.
As previously announced, Dropkick Murphys' UK and Ireland arena dates have been rescheduled for January 2023. Full dates are...
13 BELFAST Telegraph Building
14 DUBLIN 3Arena
16 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
17 GLASGOW OVO Hydro
18 MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
20 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
21 LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
22 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Pic by Dave Stauble