Month: June 2019

A Rock and Roll Beer!

Warner Music Ireland and Rascals Beer team up with ‘let’s rock’ IPA!

Let’s Rock! No, really, Let’s Rock. It’s the title of the new album from Ohio scuzzy bluesy guitar ledgebags The Black Keys, one of the best rock bands of the past twenty years. Their 2011 album El Camino was a global hit, not least because of the insanely successful and still brilliant Lonely Boy, but The Black Keys earned their stripes a long time ago with albums such as Brothers from 2010 and Rubber Factory released back in 2004.

They’ve returned with a new album that veers back towards the path to rock righteousness after a brief detour with the slightly more introspective  2014 album Turn Blue. And guess what? We got together with Warner Music and The Black Keys to bring out a special limited can to celebrate the new album! Damn right we did. Let’s Rock is the new album and it’s out now.

We made a fresh batch of Happy Days pale ale and canned up an extremely limited edition run. There’s even a QR code to scan which allows you to listen to the album. It’s a rock and roll beer for a rock and roll album.

You won’t be able to buy these cans in the shops, but we are going to give them away on our social channels, PLUS! We’ll give some away as prizes at this Sunday’s Quizzy Rascals table quiz here in Inchicore (30 June) Get your tickets for Quizzy Rascals here. If you love craft beer and pizza, as well as great tunes, then you need to spend a lot more time here at Rascals HQ taproom and pizza restaurant, Inchicore.

Liam Gallagher New Music Video




His debut solo single ‘Wall of Glass’ put him back where he belongs, but Liam Gallagher’s ‘Shockwave’ is already powering towards a much bigger launch. Competing for a Top 20 position on the Official Singles Chart, ‘Shockwave’ is performing stronger across both downloads and streaming and will comfortably top the Official Vinyl Singles Chart.

Now Liam builds on that flying start by sharing the track’s official video. Directed by the award-winning François Rousselet, the video sets Liam’s swaggering charisma to some striking, cinematic-scale photography. It takes him on a voyage through America’s Deep South, from desolate wastelands to train tracks and large-scale protests.

The video comes as Liam confirms that his eagerly anticipated second album ‘Why Me? Why Not’ will be released on September 20th on Warner Records. The album is now available to pre-order from and will be available on a variety of CD, vinyl, download and streaming formats. There will also be a special D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl album and a one-sided etched 12” which features three deluxe bonus tracks along with a demo recording that’s exclusive to this format – all packaged in a hardcover book.

Fans who pre-order the album from will receive priority access to future live dates.

‘Why Me? Why Not.’ was written by Liam with producers Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin and recorded in Los Angeles and at RAK Studios in London. Wyatt and Kurstin previously contributed writing and production to Liam’s all-conquering debut solo album ‘As You Were’, and Liam was keen to get even deeper with them this time. As a result, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is a clear upgrade on ‘As You Were’ but not a radical departure.

Liam explains:

“I wrote some songs on my own for the last album, but this time it’s all co-writes. Reason being is I want it to be even better than ‘As You Were’. I know my strengths and I know my limitations. I’m an ok songwriter, but I’m a great singer and frontman. I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what we’ve done.”

‘Shockwave’ has seen Liam Gallagher make a typically full-throttle return. Super intimate sold-out show at Hackney Round Chapel? Biblical. Premiere and release of the long-awaited ‘As It Was’ documentary? Completed. Featured on the cover of Q, who described him as “rock’s finest frontman”? Naturally.

Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album ‘As You Were’ was a critical and commercial smash. It debuted at #1 in IRELAND and in the UK, out-selling the rest of the Top 10 in the process and was soon certified Platinum. Liam was back where he belonged, selling out huge outdoor shows and earning major awards from Q, NME and GQ.

Liam’s next double-bill of huge UK shows comes at the end of the month. He’ll play a sold-out Eden Sessions show on the 26th before hitting Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on the 29th.

Liam will play Irish Independent Park, Cork on Sunday June 23rd, 2019.

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