Sunday, 3 July 2016
The Old Firm Casuals - Noddy Holder
The Old Firm Casuals are a working class street punk/oi band from San Francisco who've been together since 2010 and who's line up features Rancid's Lars Frederiksen on vocals & guitar, ex Look Back And Laugh and Never Healed member Casey Watson (bass/vocals) and drummer/vocalist Paul Rivas (who was also in Never Healed). They've recently been augmented by Sydney Ducks' guitarist Gabe Gabriloff.
Influenced by skinhead culture and basing their name on The Cockney Rejects classic, We Are The Firm, they're one of the best bands of their kind currently performing (for proof check out their track Perry Boys, a modern day classic that was voted the best song of last year on this very blog by the excellent Wolf Bites Boy http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/top-10-of-2015-chosen-by-wolf-bites-boy.html ).
They've released numerous singles, eps and splits and there's also an album from 2014 titled This Means War. You can check out a compilation called For The Love Of It All here : https://theoldfirmcasuals.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-love-of-it-all. Their latest ep, A Butchers Banquet, came out recently on Oi! The Boat Records and Randale Records and is another definite winner.
From the new ep, this is their tribute to the lead singer from one of the early skinhead movement's greatest ever bands, it's called Noddy Holder......