Eamonn Dowd's first album proper since Songs From The Fever Ship, his 2019 collaboration with Horslips drummer and lyricist Eamon Carr.
This new collection see's the return of Fever Ship guitarist Thomas Pontén who took time out from his own band Love On Drugs to provide some fantastic solos and licks reminiscent of ayoung Keith Richards. Elsewhere his vital mandolin playing brings magic to the ballad Crystal Clear which was voted one of the Top Five singles of 2022 by Global Texan Chronicles. Available initially as a download single exclusively through Bandcamp it's now here on disc for the first time, as is the albums opening track, the 4 minute 40 second rocker King Of The Dive Bars.
Elsewhere The Last Soul's Rickard Yxelflod swaps bass for electric guitar on the memorable Light Up The Night. The upbeat and almost cheerful country rocker Can't Remember offers some light relief with trademark slide guitar and top notch rhythm section.
Lyrically, Dowd's bleak observations on addiction, long lost dreams and wasted years cast a dark cloud with little or no respite. The closing track, a gothic americana take on Hank Williams Lost Highway bookends a startling return to form from a true outsider.
1. King Of The Dive Bars [04:40]
2. Light Up The Night [02:42]
3. I Walked All Night [02:52]
4. Crystal Clear [02:21]
5. Haunted [01:47]
6. Running Out Of Time [04:44]
7. Can't Remember [02:58]
8. Turn Up The Filter [04:29]
9. Pipedream [02:52]
10. White Horse [01:14]
11. Lost Highway [03:16]