Goodnight & Make Mends is the latest track to be taken from The Rumjacks upcoming album Hestia, which is out on March 12th. It is a touching and poignant ode to a late friend, whose poetry was used in the song to form a punk rock mourning song of acceptance.
Reading through a late friend’s poetry, the songwriter recalls all of the times the two friends casually said, “let’s write a song together sometime!” and never got around to it. Using lines of her poetry to form a call and response, the two friends, now separated by death, finally wrote their song together, albeit too late. The sorrowful tone of the uilleann pipes sets the scene for the song which reminisces on memories of drunkenly parading through the Boston snow after closing time.
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When writing Hestia, band members Mike Rivkees (vocals), Johnny McKelvey (bass), Gabe Whitbourne (guitar), Adam Kenny (bouzouki/mandolin), and Pietro Della Sala (drums) apply their diverse American, Australian, Italian, and Irish perspectives to create a new, globalized iteration of the Celtic punk legacy dating back to The Pogues, with the influences of punk, ska, and hard rock pulsing through their veins.
NEW ALBUM OUT MARCH 12TH
Formed in 2008, the band have released four acclaimed studio albums and two live albums to date, with their breakthrough hit ‘An Irish Pub Song’ amassing over 68 million plays on YouTube so far. They’re steadily building a solid and dedicated fanbase all over the world, with over 83 million streams across Apple and Spotify, and show no sign of stopping soon.