Drown The Truth is the long awaited debut album from Offaly singer and songwriter Padraig Digan and his band Autumn Long. Recored in 2010 and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, 'Drown The Truth' is an incredible collection of great songs full of meaning and character.
"Drown The Truth" is a passionate album of thirteen great tunes which provides almost 50 minutes of the best folk/rock songs I've heard in a long time. It's an album comparable to Michael Brunnock's 'The Orchard', Declan O'Rourke's 'Since Kyabram' or to anything Glen Hansard has released. I get the sense that this album was a labour of love for songwriter Padraig and that it's been a good number of years in the making. Every song on the album is of the highest quality with meaningful lyrics and passionate vocals.
Drown The Truth is one of those albums where my favourite track changes on each listen. At the moment I'm loving the simplicity and charm of 'Ships Fall' with it's superb lyrics.
Padraig's vocals shine on the tracks 'This is All', 'Bury My Love' and 'Dream Song'. There's effective use of violin and cello on a number of tracks throughout the album with the track 'Let You Down' closing the album in epic fashion.
I'm delighted that 'Drown The Truth' has been released and it's every bit as good as I hoped it would be.
Autumn Long - Drown the Truth [12 out of 12]
Buy The Album: http://autumnlong.bandcamp.com/
Autumn Long play Anseo this Saturday night. Support from Jamie Moten.