I’ve been looking for celtic punk bands for a while now. The first one i stumbled across accidentally, Dropkick Murphys made me fall in love with the genre. But it’s not easy to find ones i’m really looking for. That is, ones more punk than folk, so with amplified guitars and stuff. Many of the “celtic punk” bands, for example Greenland Whalefishers, The Mahones and The Tossers are nice, but i miss the power (not the speed) from it. On the other hand, Street Dogs lacks the folk elements to make it special, the accent of the singer (who was the vocalist of Dropkick Murphys) is not enough. Blood or Whiskey is a difficult question, because it’s very, very close, but still miss a bit of power on the guitars (good point, they have four full songs on last.fm!). Even though as of now it could seem that i couldn’t find what i was looking for, i could. Three at least, and there’s still way to go among those “similar artists”. The three i really liked were: The Real McKenzies, The Bloody Irish Boys and Flogging Molly. (Flogging Molly is really close to Blood and Whiskey in sound, but it seems to be on the right side of the hedge…)