I don't think Tommy Coyle can make up his mind about what genre his album is. A bit of country, indie, punk, and folk. I never thought this mash-up would work, but this London-based lad has managed to mix both acoustic and full band tracks onto this album, giving each song a hint of the many influences Tommy has picked up during his musical career. Unfortunately, many of the acoustic songs don't have as much bite as those with a full band. If there were more tracks such as 'Marie' then the album would definitely be worth losing an hour for.
There is a lot of The Cure and The Pogues within the band tracks, which makes me wanna turn the stereo up to 11 and piss my neighbours off. I think he has a good thing going with these and should definitely make more along these lines. 'Ahmed' is possibly the most welcoming acoustic track, with a hint of the rodeo thrown in there, but this is the only one I really wanted to go back to.
The songwriting has definitely won my attention, but I want to drag Tommy back into the studio and force him to remake the entire album with a full band.
Posted: Mon 1 October 2012