The Redneck Manifesto

The Redneck Manifesto – New LP & Gig News

The Redneck ManifestoFresh out of Black Box studios in France with a new album ready to go, The Redneck Manifesto play Whelans on August 29th.

Fresh out of Black Box studios in France with a new album ready to go, The Redneck Manifesto have announced that they will play Whelans on August 29th.

No word yet on a title or release date for the new record, but according to the band it will be a “new direction”. The album was recorded using the same desk used to record Eye of the Tiger and Nutbush City Limits and using some of Curtis Mayfield‘s old gear, but we’ll have to wait until August 29th to find out just how much of an influence that was…

Also playing on the night is Patrick Kelleher who recently released his debut album You Look Cold.

Tickets are available now from

+ Patrick Kellaher & His Cold Dead Hands
Sat 29th August, Doors 7:30pm
Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Tickets €12 (excluding booking fee) from and the WAV Box Office [Lo-Call 1890 200 078]
The Redneck Manifesto return to Whelan’s for their first live show in 15 months. Consistently regarded as one of the countries finest live acts, The Redneck Manifesto have become compelling viewing as much as essential listening. Fresh from recording their new album in Black Box Studios, France (where they recorded 2004’s ‘I Am Brazil’ again with producer Dave Odlum) the band will be previewing new songs alongside some of the classics that have defined their live show’s over the past 10 years. Tickets for the gig are priced €12 (excluding booking fee) and are available from and the WAV Box Office [Lo-call 1890 200 078].
Formed in August 1998 from the ashes of four of Dublin’s finest hardcore bands, The Redneck Manifesto introduced themselves to Dublin audiences by way of a number of 7″ singles on their own Greyslate label as well as a split 7″ on Road Relish. It was however their debut album ‘Thirty Six Strings’ recorded by Alan O’Boyle (Decal) and released as a joint venture with French label Red F Records that harnessed the power of their increasingly passionate, tight and hypnotic instrumental live shows. ‘Thirty Six Strings’ warmly received by press and fans alike was acclaimed ‘Irish album of the year’ for 2001 by the Event Guide.
In March 2002 the band set off on their first headline European tour and in a bid to help defray tour costs intended releasing a tour EP but instead came up with a companion piece to ‘Thirty Six Strings’ in the form of their second album ‘Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head’. Again recorded with producer Alan O’Boyle this showed the Redneck sound moving forward. Equally receiving very favourable reviews and again being self-released the band found it difficult to keep up with the sales demands the album placed on them. In 2003 The Redneck Manifesto found themselves headlining their stage to a capacity audience at the Witness festival in Ireland. Also in March that year, after featuring on a number of BMX Video soundtracks Stateside and receiving much interest from the US BMX-ing community they travelled to play their first shows in the US and were a huge hit at the 2003 South by South West music festival in Texas.
In March 2004 the band travelled to France to record their third album ‘I am Brazil’. Recorded in the infamous Black Box Studios by Producer Dave Odlum, the album will no doubt be one of the most eagerly awaited Irish records of the coming year. The album is the first recording as a five piece and as such shows a highly expanded and developed sound moving on from where ‘Cut your heart off from your head’ left off. The band have been keeping a low profile live in the past year but will be undergoing a full Irish, European and US tour to support the release of the new album in the coming months.
Regarded as one of the country’s finest live bands, this innovative and resolutely independent group has bypassed the normal channels of industry hype. The successes they have achieved to date – sold-out venues and snapped-up recordings issued on their own label – have been based entirely on their own merits, hard work and a phenomenal word-of-mouth reputation. ‘I am Brazil’ was released on Irish label ‘Trust Me I’m A Thief’ in September 2004
In 2006 TRM released the EP RMNMN it was intended as a free CDEP for those who attended their Vicar Street headline gig and was later released for free from their website. The EP consisted of five tracks with each member contributing a track.
Seven Stabs was the fourth major release from Dublin-based instrumental rock band The Redneck Manifesto. The album was recorded by bass player Richard Egan and self produced in January 2006.

This gig will end at 10:30pm to allow people an opportunity to attend the Bat’s album launch in Andrew’s Lane Theatre which has a door time of 10pm.

And there’s good news too if you’re in Cork – are listing a Redneck Manifesto gig in Cyprus Avenue on September 12th.

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