The Shantymen Of Pressgang Mutiny (Independent)
A most robust collection of songs of the seas, belted out with verve and gusto by a group who may lay claim to being the youngest sea-shanty group on the planet. Hailing from Toronto, ON, Pressgang Mutiny have been together now for four years and have become stalwarts of Hogtown’s folk music scene.
Now it must be said that if you are planning a candle-lit dinner, then this may be just a touch shouty for that kind of occasion. Songs such as Randy Dandy Oh are delivered in a combination of growling, yelling, and cannon-like roaring that would never make for good background music.
So this is an album that does what it says on the tin. If you are ready to have your main brace spliced from stem to stern, and to get cracking with the wind at your back, whilst keeping your keel in the water, then you are ready for The Shantymen Of Pressgang Mutiny. Here’s to lying, cheating, stealing, and drinking!