Release New Single “Queen Of Suffolk County”
New Album Turn Up That Dial
Out April 30 Via Born & Bred Records
Today Dropkick Murphys have released a new single, “Queen Of Suffolk County,” from their forthcoming album Turn Up That Dial, out April 30 via band-owned Born & Bred Records.
The track opens with a newscaster introducing the “Queen Of Suffolk County” as co-lead vocalist Ken Casey recounts the exploits of a knife-toting local femme fatale, advising, “You best stay out of her way. She don’t joke, and she don’t play.” Look for a video for the spirited new track later this month.
“Queen Of Suffolk County” follows the album’s tongue-in-cheek single “Middle Finger”, which was recently released, accompanied by a Kes Glozier-directed video shot in London just before the band’s last show prior to the pandemic.
Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey and Tim Brennan answered questions from fans during a YouTube Q&A just before the “Middle Finger” video launch. Catch Ken and Tim chatting with fans again on Instagram Live today (April 1) at 9:00 AM ET or watch the archived video.
In other news, Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down was #1 on Pollstar’s Live Stream chart for the week ending March 22, logging over 1 million views so far. This impressive chart position follows the band’s #3 spot on Pollstar’s “Top 2020 Livestreams” chart for last year’s landmark Streaming Outta Fenway livestream, which drew more than 5.9 million people.
Turn Up That Dial was produced by Ted Hutt and is available for pre-order now. With the 11 tracks on Turn Up That Dial, Dropkick Murphys celebrate the simple pleasure of music, the relief and release from worry that comes when you “turn up that dial” and blast your troubles away.
Dropkick Murphys are: Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, tin whistle, accordion, piano, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals), Jeff DaRosa (guitars, banjo, mandolin, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, vocals), James Lynch (guitars, vocals), Kevin Rheault (touring bassist) and Lee Forshner (touring bagpipe player).
(Photo by Ken Susi)
About Dropkick Murphys:
Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have thrown down with the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. With a celebrated discography including 2005’s gold-selling The Warrior’s Code and the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide. Whether you caught a legendary gig at The Rathskeller (The Rat) under Kenmore Square, found the band by taking the T to Newbury Comics to cop Do Or Die in ’98, discovered them in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed, or saw ‘em throw down at Coachella (or one of hundreds of other festivals), you’ve become a part of their extended family. Among many accolades, they’ve earned three Top 10 albums on the Billboard Top 200, generated half-a-billion streams, and sold out gigs on multiple continents. Not to mention, The Signed and Sealed in Blood standout “Rose Tattoo” graced Loudwire’s “Top 66 Best Of The Decade Rock Songs” at #21 with a bullet. Most recently, 2017’s 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records), bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and emerged as the #1 independently released album. In 2021, they return with a simple request on their tenth full-length album: Turn Up That Dial!
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