Boisterous Pirates Ye Banished Privateers Release Scraggly Christmas Classic Cover “Carol of Bellows”


Yarrr-tide greetings! Following the release of first holiday single “Sulphur Ahoy,” boisterous pack YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS continue to stir up this Christmas with the next single off their upcoming album. The new single from the pirate shanty folk outfit, entitled “Carol of Bellows,” offers another taste of their upcoming Christmas album, “A Pirate Stole My Christmas,” gliding their shipmates through the dreary winter in trademark pirate fashion!
On “Carol of Bellows,” the notorious bunch show that they are able to sail on tranquil waters, still giving the Christmas classic a scraggly pirate-folk tone, riddled with pirate madness.
YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS on “Carol of Bellows”:
“‘Carol Of Bellows’ is our take on the epic traditional masterpiece ‘Carol of the Bells’. Through a mix of chorals, bawdy Swedish traditional folk tunes, and a Ukrainian nursery rhyme, we tell the tale of Bellows triumphant return from the grave. So, as the resurrected Bellows himself says between his incoherent ramblings – Yule is the time to rejoice, to drink rum and get too drunk, now go and fetch that rum!”

´Tis the jolliest of seasons! Swedish sea dogs YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS have come a’rowing through rough seas and salty winds to steal Christmas in the most swashbuckling of ways. Wrapped in the swag of pirate folk-rock, the newly interpreted, grim covers of beloved Christmas classics on “A Pirate Stole My Christmas” draw the listener into a dark underworld of blood and bones! YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS put their shanty and pirate folk-infused spin on Christmas tunes like “Twelve Days Of Christmas” and the captivating album opener “Ring The Bells”. The well-known classic “Oh Christmas Tree” gets a new coat of paint when YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS re-word it to “O Cannonball” – most definitely making Christmas Eve a special occasion for the most beautiful time of the year.
“If given enough time, every artist will eventually lose their last ounce of self-respect, and release a Christmas album. YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are no strangers to self-loathing commercial stunts, and with our new album, ‘A Pirate Stole My Christmas,’ we aim to officially join the ranks of Christmas legends such as Maria Carey and Bing Crosby. Our album is compiled of 11 classic carols defiled into an unrecognizable pulp of rum-drenched atonal pirate madness. If you didn’t hate Christmas before, this is certain to change your mind!”

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“A Pirate Stole My Christmas track listing:
1. Ring the Bells
2. It Came to Bloody Pass
3. Deck and Hull
4. 12 Days of Christmas
5. Sulphur Ahoy
6. Little Rummer Boy
7. O Cannonball
8. Festival Days
9. Drawn and Quartered
10. Carol of Bellows
11. Away in the Gutter

“A Pirate Stole My Christmas” will be available in the following formats:
CD Sleevepack
1LP Gatefold Brick Red
1LP Gatefold Brick Red + Signed Postcard
Digital Album

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are: Nobility – cembalo, pump organ, miniature piano, and almond presents
Quinton Taljenblock – viola pomposa, fiddle, mandoline, hurdy-gurdy, and main chopper of the sloppy bells
Mr. Bellows – squeezebox, crankbox, and boxed presents
Eva the Navigator – violin, vocals, and salt-cured leg of lamb
Freebird af Wærmaland – violin, viola, vocals, and wassailing
Monkey Boy – glühwein keg drum, naughty vocals, and mixed floggables
Ina “Battery” Molin – glockenspiel, eggnog, and pompous percussion
Wan Chou Zhong – obnoxious string drum, huge oriental fruit thing with strings and spices for the season
Silent Jim – mandolino, mandolino basso, cinnamon mead-drenched rambling and forced half merry singing
Magda Malvina Märlprim – blood-stained lute guitar, cherry vocals, and prettifying with poisonous plants
Scurvy Ben – cajón, spicy percussions, and lingering aimlessly whilst vocalizing various throat sounds
Meat Stick Nick – small bass, big bass, long tube bass, and pickled herring
Quartermaster Blackpowder Pyte – peculiar proclamations, choir boy caroling, and unorderly drunken revelry
Old Red – them thick, them thin and them tinsel strings
Landmark – percussion, marching drum, and figgy pudding
Filthylocks – fipple pipes and mince pie
Shameless Will – vocals, vanity, profanity, coin snatching, coat turning, and Abbot of Unreason
Bojtikken – heaven sent vocals, timbrell, loud cymbals, and snow angels