Mr. Irish Bastard are one of the standout bands of the Irish Folk Punk scene. Their latest release sees them evolve while still holding on to what gained them such respect and admiration. 12 songs dabbling in history and telling stories about the dark underbelly of the human condition, about being homesick and dying to get away. This is exactly what Irish Folk Punk should be: it’s modern, fresh and gets right to the point. When MR. IRISH BASTARD began to positively shake the world with their fast beats and high-proof hymns in 2006, the stages were so small that half of the musical crusaders fell off the back. Today, three studio albums and over 700 concerts later – taking them to places like China and Japan, and to huge festival stages alongside acts like The Pogues, Flogging Molly, the Dropkick Murphys and the Levellers – the troop has long since become an internationally celebrated folk-punk outfit. With their new album, “The Desire for Revenge”, MR. IRISH BASTARD are setting out on the second decade of their existence with all the energy of freshly minted musical maniacs.