We are The narrowbacks
nar·row·back /ˈnæroʊˌbæk/ [nar-oh-bak]
1. Disparaging. an Irish-American.
2. a person of slight build who is unfit for hard labor.
The brain child of a future banker and a drop out bartender, The Narrowbacks are a fresh voice for songs and stories old and new. After some late night sing songs, a couple whiskeys and a few lost jobs we came up with a young punk attitude that found itself running through the veins of an old time folk band.
If Joe Strummer, Shane MacGowan and Bruce Springsteen survived a drinking session through the 5 boroughs, the hangover would be called The Narrowbacks.
" Their music is literally and figuratively electric, and it sounds best live. " - Colleen Taylor, Irish Echo
"This is great music for any pub, festival, and for this being their first full length....one hell of a debut. The Narrowbacks are the real deal and the sky is the limit for this young group of paddy rockers” - John Bowles, Paddy Rock Radio
"The band's music provides a brilliant bridge between the old sod and the new world, and just try to stay in your seat when they get started. This is music to remind you of your heritage and why that heritage is the greatest one you could ask for." - Cahir Doherty, Irish Voice March 2015
"The next big and upcoming young Irish Band" - East Durham Irish Festival, 2015
" With the sad retirement of Black 47 it certainly looks like the NYC Irish have found the band to represent them." - Eddie Stevenson, London Celtic Punk
"The Narrowbacks cement their place as purveyors of vintage Irish folk songs with AFTER HOURS." - Susan Frances, AXS.com
Notable Acts We've Share the Stage with:
Flogging Molly & Gogol Bordello
The Mighty Stef
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones
The Dublin City Ramblers
The Whistlin' Donkeys
If Joe Strummer, Shane MacGowan and Bruce Springsteen survived a drinking session through the 5 boroughs of New York City, the hangover would be called, The Narrowbacks. Sharing the stage with such bands as Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly and Black 47, the band is winning over audiences across the country with their high energy set of tunes and over the top performances. The Narrowbacks are touring in support of their new EP, putting the finishing touches on their full length sophomore album, and getting ready to share the stage this March with the Dropkick Murphys - FIRE IT UP!!!
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Publicity and Media
IRISH VOICE - Decmeber 29th 2016 -
PUNKMUSIC.NET - November 12th 2016 - Album Review: Arrogance and Ignorance
CELTIC FOLK PUNK - November 12th 2016 - Album Review: Arrogance and Ignorance
IRISH ECHO - November 8th 2016 - Mapping NY Irish Experience
READ JUNK - November 3rd 2016 - The Narrowbacks: "Arrogance and Ignorance"
RELIX MAGAZINE - October 14th 2016 - "HOME" Live at Relix Magazine
SCREAMING GUITARS - October 4th 2016 - The Narrowbacks "Out on the Avenue"
ELMORE MAGAZINE - September 30th 2016 - Hear NYC Based Celtic Rock band The Narrowbacks Catchy Tune "Loisaida"
PUNKNEWS - September 28th 2016 - The Narrowbacks "Banner County Soldier" (Punknews Exclusive)
GLIDE MAGAZINE - September 26th 2016- SONG PREMIERE: THE NARROWBACKS INJECT CELTIC PUNK WITH FRESH LIFE ON ROWDY ATHEM “OLE”
AUDIO FUZZ - September 7th 2016 - What Happened Last Night?: The Narrowbacks "Shannon"
VENTS MAGAZINE - September 1st 2016 - INTERVIEW: THE NARROWBACKS
SHITE N' ONIONS - March 3rd 2016 - Interview: THE NARROWBACKS
READ JUNK - December 18th 2015 - THE NARROWBACKS: "The After Hours EP"
IRISH ECHO - December 18th 2015- Hub Takes to New York's Narrowbacks
LONDON CELTIC PUNK - November 22 2015 - EP REVIEW: THE NARROWBACKS "The After Hours EP"
CELTIC FOLK PUNK - October 23rd 2015 - Review: The Narrowbacks "The After House EP"
RELIX MAGAZINE - March 18th 2014 - "Stay In Tonight" live at Relix Magazine
PADDY ROCK RADIO - December 11th 2013 - Best of Celtic Rock and Punk 2013
IRISH VOICE - June 28th 2013 - Narrowbacks Know How to Rock - Honoring Irish Traditions While Finding A Unique Voice
PADDY ROCK RADIO - March 12th 2013 - ALBUM REVIEW: FIRE IT UP by The Narrowbacks