"One of the scene’s more prolific bands, it's quality over quantity though and always incredible how they transfer their catchy melodies, tin-whistle ear-worms and energetic live performances into the recording studio."
- London Celtic Punks -
The Story So Far...
From false friends, to (temporary) sobriety, to lovable junkies, to the world’s worst public transport. However you like your Celtic Punk ’n’ Roll, The Cloverhearts have you covered. Founded by Australian frontman, Sam Cooper, the mission statement was always simple: Blaring bagpipe anthems and twisted tin-whistle tunes. Think ‘Dropkick Murphys meets Green Day’ and you’re right about there.
“I grew up listening to skate punk bands like NOFX and Millencolin, then found love in deeper singer/songwriter stuff such as Fiona Apple and Elliot Smith who use more non-traditional instrumentation in their music. When the opportunity arose to start a band focused around Celtic instruments, I was trepidatious because it was so foreign to me… But in the end, I think that naivety of blending 90’s punk with traditional instruments is what sets The Cloverhearts apart.” Says Songwriter and Vocalist, Sam Cooper.
While the band certainly doesn’t sound like it’s Celtic-Punk-Counterparts, The Cloverhearts are certainly no Celtic-Punk-Counterfeits. Having garnered over 3 Million Streams on Spotify alone in just 3 years, supported genre giants such as The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats, The Rumjacks and Mr. Irish Bastard, and landed prestigious festival appearances at Mighty Sounds (Czech Republic), Panic Fest (France) and Feffarkhorn (Italy)… It’s no wonder London Celtic Punks have crowned The Cloverhearts one of the scenes most “prolific”, “hard working" and “highly original” new bands in Celtic Punk.
Now the pandemic’s in their rearview mirror, the band is back on the road, everywhere from Bologna to Brno, promoting their latest release “Still Pissed”, with plans to enter the studio in late 2023 and plenty more rock shows (and hangovers) in 2024 to boot.