‘KILLER’ by Killer Ceol – CD review by Robert Craven.
I had the pleasure of receiving solo singer songwriter Killer Ceol’s album ‘Killer’ & being asked to review it. Firstly I went to the website www.killerceol.com to read a bit of background before writing & the site itself is well-laid out for showcasing his songs, & this gave me a hint of what was to come.
His style harks back to early REM – ‘Murmur’ springs to mind & his voice is somewhere between Tom Petty, Ray Davis & Michael Stype, where ‘Killer’shines though is the guitar work from the haunting acoustic ‘Slow right down’to the Mick Jones crunching ‘Brand New’ which sounds like The Clash meets Blur. There is much to commend the 10 tracks on ‘Killer’ from the punchy airwave friendly‘Planets (you’re the reason) to anthem of ‘The Magic Door’ but where ‘Killer’stands out is the polished delivery & it covers a canvas of Americana, folk,
rock & festival anthems.
For me the outstanding tracks are ‘Grey Street’, ‘The Longest Day’, ‘Planets’ and ‘Brand New’. There are no weak parts to this CD& I recommend you buy it & play it loud as you drive down the motorway to this year’s summer festivals.
It’s only a matter of time before
he’s spotted & given the audience he richly deserves.
In a word Brilliant.
Check out Killer’s MT channel at http://musicianstogether.com/user/Killer.Ceol
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