a cousin of mine from norway is in this band! he said he met shane mcgowan and played the cd for him, and they got into a fight because shane was insisting the voice singing was his own. i assume shane was also very drunk, naturally.
Greenland Whalefishers are coming to the UK next week!
August 12th "The Gaff" London
August 13th "Old Wharf" Birmingham
August 14th "Farmer Phil's Festival" Shropshire Shrewsbury
Do they sound like Shane MacGowan and The Pogues? Clearly influenced, but all critics today says Greenland Whalefishers has taken the heritage from The Pogues and developed it into something different and their own. Punk fanzines all over the world describes Greenland Whalefishers as The Pogues on speed or The Pogues turned up to eleven on attitude, speed and sound. More than 16 years on the road resulting in 4 singles, 2 EPs, 6 full-length albums and a number of split-releases,
touring Japan, USA, England, Italy, Wales, Poland, Czeck Rep. contributing with music to the movie "Boondock Saints II All Saints Day" etc, has placed Greenland Whalefishers from Norway among Europe's leading Paddy Punk bands. More info, videos, music, pics and info at http://www.g-w-f.com
The brand new 7 inch split from Greenland Whalefishers and The Tans is out today! We've got 2 new recordings from Norway's folk-punk veterans and 2 debut tracks from UK street punks The Tans. Click below to buy this now for just £2.00!
GWF are just a great fuckin band.Period.Loboville to me is a friggin Masterpiece.Not to mention they are very cool people.Any time i've asked them a question on myspace,they've answered.Why they aren't more well known,especially in The USA,is one of life's friggin mysteries.Everyone should listen to paddyrock.com to hear other great bands like GWF that don't get nearly enough recognition for their musical abilities.
If the singer sounds similar to Shane or not, is perhaps hard to decide. But, Shane was interviewd by norwegian radio when he last played in norway, and Greenland was support. They played a Greenland song and when the song was finnished, Shane was wondering from what Pogues album the song was picked... But then again, sadly, Shane is destroyed by all the drugs and alcohol. Anyhow, both The Pogues and Greenland Whalefishers are two great bands! Cheers!