Review: Gareth Dunlop – Tonight Is The Night LP

Dunlop’s latest release genre-bends and defies expectation. With elements of gospel music smattered with organ playing and a chorus of backing vocals, Dunlop never loses sight of his folk, rock and blues roots with his deep and rich singing tone. The brass section plays a starring role throughout the album, weaving together a full-band feel with the soulful and heartfelt tracks that stay fresh thanks to the instrumentation and remain steadfast in their ability to evoke nostalgia and vulnerability. The more Latin feel to ‘Devil Mocks Me’ is a highlight that incorporates the right amount of religious zeal for the message whilst the Northern Irish singers more growling vocal performance only adds to. 


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