Channelling the Celtic soul that proudly follows in the traditions of the Dropkick Muphys, Flogging Molly and The Real McKenzies, Slovenian folk punk heroes Happy Ol’ McWeasel’s vibrant, whiskey soaked melodies are already revered around Southeastern Europe, having established the band as one of Slovenia’s biggest acts and their debut album ‘No Offence’ as one of the most anticipated released of 2012.
Recorded by SAE award winner Martin Bezjak of Epix Productions and mastered by the legendary Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, ‘No Offence’ taps this old world country vibe deploying the usual instrumental suspects and adding accordion, fiddle, and banjo to make for an authentic Celtic sound and most importantly, fun-loving tunes.
Their beer-fuelled, high-energy live performances could compel even the most morose of men to dance and have gained them spots playing with punk icons the Misfits, on Slovenian national television, headlining Lent Festival (the largest in Slovenia) and playing a New Years Eve concert in Maribor to 20.000 people. Blaze Bailey (ex-Iron Maiden vocalist) even joined them on stage for a song at their album release party.
Having also garnered a significant international following on YouTube for their videos ‘Hair Grizzly’ and ‘Irish Rover’, Happy Ol’ McWeasel are clearly ready to bring their ruckus to the rest of the world and ‘No Offence’ is the album that’s going to unleash it.