Lately, it seems that we are hearing more and more from new and unexpected partnerships between artists of different genres. This is why, through Superlatones, we are creating our very own directory—a musical wish-list, if you will—of artists who have yet to join the collaborative bandwagon.
It’s the middle of March and once again, St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner. Luckily for us working folk, this year the anticipated holiday falls on a Saturday, which means we are free to participate in the festivities and “celebrate.” So grab a buddy, pour yourself some Guinness and let this week’s dynamic duo start up your weekend with a little Irish flair.
The Dynamic Duo:
Kíla and Streetlight Manifesto
Kíla’s flowing melodies and powerful compositions have gained them a cult following of Celtic fusion enthusiasts. Their unique and uplifting sounds have been the center of many albums dating back to 1991, as well as DVDs, books of lyrics and short stories based on their work, not to mention the animated movie The Secret of Kells which was nominated for an Oscar in 2010. Whether you prefer their traditional folk pieces or their more modern Celtic rock, the group must be a staple of any Celtic music enthusiasts.
Streetlight Manifesto is a punk band from New Jersey whose sound is reminiscent of the ska and pop-punk wave of the ’90s and early 2000’s. Fresh from a world tour with such names as Reel Big Fish and Rodeo Ruby Love, the band is taking a break from traveling, save for vocalist Tomas Kalnoky, who is currently in the middle of a solo acoustic tour. Just listening to these guys makes us feel like rocking out at a concert, or diving head-first into a crowd of mosh-happy punk kids.
In the spirit of St. Patty’s Day, we’ve decided to provide you with the perfect middle ground: traditional Celtic tunes pumped up with some good ol’ rock music. Streetlight Manifesto has always used their horn section to their advantage, and together with Kíla’s more traditional instruments these two would create a sound similar to the likes of Flogging Molly and Flatfoot 56—Celtic punk bands that have been the soundtrack to St. Patty’s day festivities ever since their conception.
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