With a title like the The Great Depression, thoughts of country music sung by a broken soul come to mind. Robyn G. Shiels‘ voice and sparse guitar and musical style, capture the vibe exquisitely. This automatically puts Shiels in the same ballpark as Ryan Bingham.
This five track shows Shiels as an honest performer and songwriter with a great command of how a song should be delivered. While there are points throughout the tracks where Shiels is accompanied by a band, he is never overpowered, his vocals always remaining centre of attention.
2012 sees the release of ‘Hello Death’ (he’s a cheery fellow isn’t he?), going on this, it should be an album to watch out for.