Keith Mullins from Galway has just released his debut album The Great Atlantic. Keith may well be marketed as a singer-songwriter but this fine debut offers way more than the genre suggests.
The album kicks off with the radio friendly 'Three Steps' which suggests this album is closer to the "Americano" genre than the singer-songwriter genre. Keith's voice is similar to Ron Sexsmith's on many of the songs. I also hear many similarities to the sound of 'Calexico' on songs such as 'Across the Ocean', 'Neil Armsong' and 'As I Walk You Home'.
For me the songs which include the delicate backing vocals of Ciara Delaney are the standout tracks. These include 'No Hercules' and the wonderful love song 'This Is Me, Walking Away'. 'The Great Atlantic' is an album of great depth, intimacy and charm which if there was any justice in the world would be listened to by the masses!
Keith Mullins - The Great Atlantic [10 out of 12]
Catch Keith live especially if you're going to the Newton Faulkner show in The Olympia on Feb 27th.
THE GREAT ATLANTIC RELEASE TOUR:
11 Feb 2010 - The Helix (DCU) , Dublin
17 Feb 2010 - Zodiac Sessions , Dublin
20 Feb 2010 - The Gaf Cafe ( early show ) , Galway
20 Feb 2010 - Canavan's , Tuam
21 Feb 2010 - The Crane Bar , Galway
24 Feb 2010 - De Barra's , Clonakilty
26 Feb 2010 - Purple Sessions , Drogheda
27 Feb 2010 - Olympia Theatre , Dublin
3 Mar 2010 - Brazil's Cafe Bar , Clonmel
5 Mar 2010 - Common Grounds Cafe , Belfast
7 Mar 2010 - An Crubin , Cork
11 Mar 2010 - Whelan's ( upstairs ) , Dublin
14 Mar 2010 - An Realt Dearg , Cork