The Rumjacks/Flatfoot 56 Split EP Out Now, Featuring 6 New Tracks

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*

THE RUMJACKS / FLATFOOT 56 Split EP Out Now, Featuring 6 New Tracks 
Each Band Drops New Video

“One of the best, if not the best Celtic punk album released within the past five years. Compelling storytelling and a mix of pub-style sing-along choruses. A true masterpiece.”- FolkNRock

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Stream The Split EP Here 
Stream The Rumjacks’ New Video “What Was Your Name In The States?” Here 
Stream Flatfoot 56’s New Video “Sorry” Here 

Multinational Celtic Punks The Rumjacks have released a new split EP with Chicago’s Flatfoot 56. The EP is the follow-up to the acclaimed 5-piece’s recent EP ‘Brass For Gold,’ and their 2021 LP ‘Hestia.’

The Split EP (out globally on vinyl, download, streaming) offers up three new tracks from each band and is now available (along with special limited edition vinyl leather sleeves) at

Two leather colors are available (one for each band – 20 per band). Brown and (rich) mahogany + a natural stitch or black thread.

Both bands have released new videos for tracks off the EP.

The Rumjacks (recently on tour with Dropkick Murphys) are currently on their own headline tour and will be joined by Flatfoot 56 on select dates. Buy tickets here:
Watch The Rumjacks’ “What Was Your Name In The States?” video here:
Watch Flatfoot 56’s “Sorry” video here:
The Rumjacks - Split EP - Vinyl Mockup


1 Whitecaps
2 Fifth Ward Firestorm
3 What Was Your Name in the States?

1 Mud
2 Sorry
3 Trouble

Front cover image was taken by Peter Marlow in 1979 in Derry, Northern Ireland. 10 years after the arrival of British troops in the province. The barricades are once more dividing Catholics and Protestants in areas of Belfast and Londonderry.
With the recent ‘Brass For Gold’ EP, The Rumjacks have dug deeper into their ska and hard rock influences, all the while holding onto the defiant energy that ignites their sound.

While ‘Hestia’ had the band conquering a global pandemic in order to record, ‘Brass for Gold’ saw the boys united in person for the first time. Producing a sound that is seamless and cohesive.

“In true Rumjacker fashion, these songs represent a variety of different stories. The topics range from lovesick nostalgia, to misfortunate war heroes, and a few lighthearted drinking songs for good measure,”Rivkees says.

“While some EP’s tend to be quite experimental, Brass for Gold represents a solid continuation of the newly reformed Rumjacks. Once again stating (almost literally in some of the lyrics) we are passionate and dedicated songwriters.”
What others are saying about The Rumjacks:

“The Rumjacks reminded the crowd what Celtic punk rock is all about. Traditional bagpipes and tin whistle folk sounds merged with heavy guitar riffs and a pounding drum beat to bring the crowd to a frenzy.”- Loud Hailer

“Can’t wait to see these guys live. A wild one.”- Outside Left

“…An album that confirms that they are the hottest Celtic punk band of the moment.”- Polvora

“How these guys keep finding these huge singalong choruses is beyond me. Safe to say this is another banger.” – Backseat Mafia

“Blistering tracks of Celtic punk that needs to be played at 11.”- Folk-Metal

“If you’re in the mood for the right soundtrack for the evening whiskey, you’re welcome to grab it here.”- Handwritten Mag

“Full of Irish charm with a huge singalong chorus. Full of all the party atmosphere and punk stomping best. This is a band riding high and writing some of the best material of their career.”- *Backseat Mafia*

“…stampeding, emotive, anthemic — and even the Dropkick Murphys cannot claim to have made an album this good in several long years” (4/5)- KERRANG!

“rebelliously dark and gritty… some of the most memorable and rioting choruses we’ve heard in forever”- DEAD PRESS





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