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Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker.
Pulling on influences from the 60’s pop of The Byrds, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, through to the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, with dashes of Petty and Springsteen thrown in for good measure, what really shines through is the quality and originality of the songwriting. The songs deal with wide-ranging issues and personal truths, from the aptly titled opener Soon Enough through the biographical tale of Danny’s family in Wilson General Store and the politically-charged rallying cry of Hate Won’t Win to the social commentary of epic album-closer Lifeboat (Take a Picture of Yourself).
Bennett Wilson Poole have stumbled upon that rarity of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.
‘instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon’ Bud Scoppa, Uncut
‘a jangly, joyful set that harks back to the harmony-filled past’ Express ★★★★★
‘epic, magical’ Ralph McLean, BBC
Support comes from Belfast’s Malojian, whose latest album, Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home, has been nominated for the Northern Ireland Music Prize.
Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. His latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more…But it’s Malojian’s own voice and songs that set him apart from the crowd.