A wee while back I happened upon, or was sent, the new single Shanty Town from ex Motocade front man Eden Mullholland and, I hate to sound so surprised, but I couldn’t quite believe my ears how great it was. There was a sense about it that somehow managed to feel both modest and underplayed as well as expansive and epic.
Now Eden has sent me the whole EP and I can confirm that this new feeling was not by pure chance – you don’t get five tracks in a row this good by accident – and at the risk of sounding a tad patronizing, it sounds to me that the man has finally found his voice with these songs.
Shanty Town – the single; electro tinged and artfully understated
Body Fight Time – Eden hits falsetto notes perfectly and, quite honestly, beautifully. Back-tracked vocal effects interpolate adding to the eerie goodness of this song
Shipwrecker – a truly massive tune.
RATING 7.5 / 10