While browsing recent concert listing, I came across this band, The Roughneck Riot, from Warrington, UK. Knowing this town is just 20 miles from Liverpool (a region that I am quite fond of), I felt inclined to give em a quick search on the Youstube. “Million Miles” was the first track I came across, and fuck me, it was good! Like a slap to the face — ripping tempo, shredding folk-inspired riffs, a key change, and don’t give a fuck / honest attitude. “Waiting to Die” was the second track I discovered, a strong & gritty political anthem that seems to allude to Northern UK everyday life. Compared to the likes of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, these guys are more punk-rock than celtic, with fewer drinking song, and originate from the more legitimate side of the pond. The band featuring mandolins, accordions, banjos, and heaps of punk-rock guitars/drums/bass.