Whiskey’s Wake - Wake Up, Whiskey
Wake Up, Whiskey marks one small step for Whiskey’s Wake but one giant leap for Celtic inspired rock & roll.
Whiskey’s Wake is a Celtic inspired troupe from Salt Lake City, Utah. Their music packages punk, pop punk, folk, and classic Irish barroom choruses into super catchy songs using a variety of instruments, high energy, and layered harmonies. Their new album—Wake Up, Whiskey—reflects their joy of storytelling and lighthearted approach to musical themes, including modern drinking songs, friendship anthems, and ballads dedicated to the raising of zombie armies.
The group draws inspiration from Irish punk heavyweights—the Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, and Flogging Molly—but has carved out its own sound by embracing their strengths—strong vocals, excellent instrumentation, and having FUN—and not leaning too much on any single genre.
The album has captured positive reviews from the main purveyors of Celtic punk and successfully reached into other genres. Shite N’ Onions, the leading music blog for Celtic punk in the U.S., noted that the album has “great pop sensibilities, strong melodies and the music is a lot of energetic fun.” It is “90s indie rock . . . meets a bottle of Paddy Irish Whiskey.” London Celtic Punks described the album as filled with “community spirit” and a great accompaniment “as we continue to emerge from the pandemic.”