Robyn G. Shiels: The Great Depression Review

Robyn G ShielsWith 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.