Boisterous Pirates YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS Release Scraggly Christmas Album

Boisterous Pirates YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS Release Scraggly Christmas Classic Cover “Carol of Bellows”! New Christmas Album, A Pirate Stole My Christmas, out now

Yarrr-tide greetings! Following the release of first holiday single “Sulphur Ahoy”, boisterous pack YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS continue to stir up this Christmas with the next single off their new album. The new single from the pirate shanty folk outfit, entitled “Carol of Bellows”, offers another taste of their the Christmas album, A Pirate Stole My Christmas, gliding their shipmates through the dreary winter in trademark pirate fashion!

On “Carol of Bellows”, the notorious bunch show that they are able to sail on tranquil waters, still giving the Christmas classic a scraggly pirate-folk tone, riddled with pirate madness.

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS on “Carol of Bellows”:

“’Carol Of Bellows’ is our take on the epic traditional masterpiece ‘Carol of the Bells’. Through a mix of chorals, bawdy Swedish traditional folk tunes and a Ukrainian nursery rhyme, we tell the tale of Bellows triumphant return from the grave. So, as the resurrected Bellows himself says between his incoherent ramblings – Yule is the time to rejoice, to drink rum and get too drunk, now go and fetch that rum!”

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS deck the hulls with 11 swashbuckling Christmas shanties!

´Tis the jolliest of seasons! Swedish sea dogs YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS have come a’rowing through rough seas and salty winds to steal Christmas in the most swashbuckling of ways. Wrapped in the swag of pirate folk rock, the newly interpreted, grim covers of beloved Christmas classics on A Pirate Stole My Christmas draw the listener into a dark underworld of blood and bones! YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS put their shanty and pirate folk-infused spin on Christmas tunes like “Twelve Days Of Christmas” and the captivating album opener “Ring The Bells”. The well-known classic “Oh Christmas Tree” gets a new coat of paint when YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS re-word it to “O Cannonball” – most definitely making Christmas Eve a special occasion for the most beautiful time of the year.

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS add:

“If given enough time, every artist will eventually lose their last ounce of self-respect, and release a Christmas album. YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are no strangers to self-loathing commercial stunts, and with our new album – A Pirate Stole my Christmas, we aim to officially join the ranks of Christmas legends such as Maria Carey and Bing Crosby. Our album is compiled of 11 classic carols defiled into an unrecognizable pulp of rum-drenched atonal pirate madness. If you didn’t hate Christmas before, this is certain to change your mind!”

A Pirate Stole My Christmas track listing:

1. Ring the Bells

2. It Came to Bloody Pass

3. Deck and Hull

4. 12 Days of Christmas

5. Sulphur Ahoy

6. Little Rummer Boy

7. O Cannonball

8. Festival Days

9. Drawn and Quartered

10. Carol of Bellows

11. Away in the Gutter

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are:

  • Nobility – cembalo, pump organ, miniature piano and almond presents
  • Quinton Taljenblock – viola pomposa, fiddle, mandoline, hurdy gurdy and main chopper of the sloppy bells
  • Mr Bellows – squeezebox, crankbox and boxed presents
  • Eva the Navigator – violin, vocals and salt cured leg of lamb
  • Freebird af Wærmaland – violin, viola, vocals and wassailing
  • Monkey Boy – glühwein keg drum, naughty vocals and mixed floggables
  • Ina “Battery” Molin – glockenspiel, eggnog and pompous percussion
  • Wan Chou Zhong – obnoxious string drum, huge oriental fruit thing with strings and spices for the season
  • Silent Jim – mandolino, mandolino basso, cinnamon mead-drenched rambling and forced half merry singing
  • Magda Malvina Märlprim – blood-stained lute guitar, cherry vocals and prettifying with poisonous plants
  • Scurvy Ben – cajón, spicy percussions and lingering aimlessly whilst vocalizing various throat sounds
  • Meat Stick Nick – small bass, big bass, long tube bass and pickled herring
  • Quartermaster Blackpowder Pyte – peculiar proclamations, choir boy caroling and unorderly drunken revelry
  • Old Red – them thick, them thin and them tinsel strings
  • Landmark – percussion, marching drum and figgy pudding
  • Filthylocks – fipple pipes and mince pie
  • Shameless Will – vocals, vanity, profanity, coin snatching, coat turning and Abbot of Unreason
  • Bojtikken – heaven sent vocals, timbrell, loud cymbals and snow angels

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