Elder's debut album which was officially released a few weeks back in The Button Factory was in fact recorded in 2007 and shows massive promise and potential which Elder has lived up to since the recording of the debut.
The most significant aspect of 'Nobody Knows' is the quality of Elder's specific style of folk rock. This along with Elder's quality voice and his songwriting makes for a really good debut album which gets better after every listen!
The best songs on the album are Heart to Strum, Diamonds and Nobody Knows. I also love the swaying folk of Greenfield Terrace. The atmospheric Figures Dress in Black transports you to a cafe in Paris while the album opener Shine brings a positive vibe to the album. Overall it's one of the best releases this year in Ireland.
Elder Roche - Nobody Knows [10 out of 12]
15 Oct 2009 21:00 The Odessa Club Dublin
25 Oct 2009 20:00 The Sky and the Ground, Wexford Wexford
5 Nov 2009 20:00 2UIBestow Sessions. Boyles, Slane. Meath
13 Nov 2009 20:00 Dolans Warehouse. Support to Mundy Limerick
6 Feb 2010 19:45 Nighthawks at the Cobalt Cafe
I can confirm Elder Roche is playing November 5th at The 2UIBestow Sessions in Boyles, Slane with blog favourites Brian Canavan, Pete Courtney and local favourites Meridas.