'I Am No One' is a good rock album that deserves the biggest audience possible. Dublin band Sixteen Layers make music that will mean something to people. The lyrics in the main are accomplished and thoughtful. It's not easy to make a record with crashing guitars and booming drumbeats that makes the ear tune in on the vocals and lyrics. The band are good musicians and the vocal harmonies work very well. Standout tracks include 'Into The Sun' , 'Former You' and the title track. 'I Am No One' certainly nods to grunge influences of Pearl Jam and Nirvana while fans of Muse will be up for this album. A very strong debut by a band who I hope will broaden their horizons in the future to get this album to the masses!
Sixteen Layers - I Am No One (7 out of 12)
3 May 2009 22:00 Harbour Bar Bray, Co Wicklow
23 May 2009 15:00 Music Maker Dublin, Dublin
12 Jun 2009 20:00 The Sugar Club Dublin 2, Dublin
25 Jun 2009 20:00 Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Limerick