In the current climate, it’s nice to get a bit of good news every now and then. So, for today’s lift-me-up, the Irish folk metallers The Scratch have announced that they will be releasing their debut album ‘Couldn’t Give A Rats’ 3-months ahead of schedule. Following a triumphant live-stream on YouTube and Facebook on St Patrick’s Day, the four-piece have continued to give their fans something to smile about.

‘Couldn’t Give a Rats’ drops March 27th on all streaming platforms, followed by a live stream where the band will perform the album in its entirety on April 3rd.

Guitarist Conor ‘Dock’ Dockers explains, “These are crazy times, the whole music industry is on its knees at the moment. Monitoring the reaction to our St. Patrick’s Day live stream last week, we realised that it ran much deeper for people than we had initially thought. People were so grateful that we were giving them an escape during what is undoubtedly an extremely tough time, so, we’ve decided to keep giving them something to be positive about, our debut album 3 months early and a live stream on April 3rd.”

The band have said that fans will also be able to pre-order the double gate-fold vinyl during the next live stream on April 3rd where they will perform the album in its entirety.

You can watch The Scratch’s recent live stream gig below.