Monday, 27 August 2012

Album Review: Frantic Jack - Last One To Leave

There'll always be a place in my music collection for well written rock tunes with real heart in them. Frantic Jack's second album is a no frills, solid, commendable album of decent tunes which will do very well in rural Ireland. 



I've seen Frantic jack perform a number of times and they are always a quality act without ever really getting me excited. I was apprehensive about reviewing 'Last One To Leave' but I've been impressed by the quality of the songs and the cohesiveness of the album. An initial burst of quality is the lead single 'Soar'.


Other fine tracks include 'Livinf Proof', 'Burn' and the album closer 'Lift You Up'. The album is full of good instrumentation where there's rarely excessive guitar solos and when strings are included they greatly enhance the quality of the songs. There's no reason why those songs mentioned above can't get national radio airplay and for the band to 'Soar' the same way as The Coronas or The Riptide Movement.



Frantic Jack - Last One To Leave [9 out of 12]

http://www.franticjack.com/

Frantic Jack's new album "Last One To Leave" is out on August 31st!
Here are the Irish Tour Dates which we will embark on in September! Hope to see you all along the way!

Sep 1st - Goban Soar, Kildare Town, Kildare
Sep 2nd - Peaders Bar, Durrow, Laois
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Sep 5th - Chocolate Bar, Wexford Town, Wexford
Sep 7th - TBC, Cork City, Cork
Sep 8th - Grand Hotel, Tramore, Waterford
Sep 9th - Boggers Bar, Ardee, Louth
Sep 12th - Zodiac Sessions, Bruxelles, Grafton Street, Dublin City.
Sep 13th - Whelans, Wexford St, Dublin City.
Sep 14th - Harrisons, Blackrock, Dundalk
Sep15th - GAA Centre, Edenderry, Offaly
Sep 16th - Village Pump, Rathangan, Kildare
Sep 20th - Kings Head, Galway City, Galway
Sep 21st - Kytellers, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny
Sep 22nd - Danny Byrnes, Mullingar, Westmeath
Sep 26th - Scribes, Athlone Town, Athlone
Sep 27th - Tower Records, Grafton St, Dublin City
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