Belfast Food

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The second album by Belfast Food is their studio debut. Like their inaugural Live in Rijeka, this album continues their exploration into Celtic rock, but also adds some additional variety like original band compositions and the implementation of loops. The Croatian Belfast Food continues their salute to the Pogues with two more covers, "Sally MacLennane" and "Kad se Probudim," which is "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" sung in Croatian. Predictable Irish favorites like "Step It Out Mary," "Rocky Road to Dublin", and "I'll Tell Me Ma," as well as the Australian anthem "Waltzing Matilda," are given the standard Celtic rock treatment. "Waterbed" is a techno-driven traditional number (à la Shooglenifty) that is the most uncharacteristic track by this band thus far, but is also a sign of future direction changes. Belfast Food is an emerging band from the heart of Europe with a penchant for, and full understanding of, Irish music. They perform that distant tradition adeptly but also inject their own regional touches, thus separating them from the legions of Celtic rock soundalikes worldwide.