bunchofbastards Far from reaching the levels of perfection achieved by the likes of the Pogues and Flogging Molly, the lads of Bunch of Bastards like to think they at least drink from the same source for inspiration. Bunch of Bastards pay respect to their heroes by playing the odd song written by them. They also pick the odd traditional from the big book of traditional folk songs, not without genuinely spicing things up though. Or they twist and twist a song from outside folk till it sounds like full force folk. But foremost, Bunch of Bastards aim at adding their self-penned stuff to the ever expanding number of songs that can be described as energetically melodic or melodically energetic. Their songs deal with the downsides of life − remorse, illness, death, war and the arbitrariness of it all − as well as with life’s upsides: the blessings of love, music and alcoholic beverages. Either way, as one of their songs points out, “there is many a good reason to drink many a good ...... pint!”.