on 24 April 2010
Fantastic 4th album. Extremely talented guitarist and a gifted singer/songwriter. Lyrically this is his strongest album yet. Saw the band the other night in Newcastle, great show despite the poor turn-out. Anybody who has seen him live cannot understand why he has not made a bigger impact. Hopefully this album and continuing positive reviews in the press will give him the recognition he deserves. Stand out tracks for me are the title track, Automatic Life, Hand to Hold (with backing vocals from Thea Gilmore) and Winter Coat, but it really is an album that should be played from start to finish. If you like acoustic blues or americana generally, then you should buy this album, play it repeatedly, and tell your friends about it. Superb.