Try the most recent single from Glasgow singer-songwriter and former Twang Issue winner, Anton O’Donnell. ‘Skulduggery’ finds O’Donnell in a forceful temper, with pounding drums, pulsing bass and Roscoe Wilson’s fuzzy guitar forming a stirring, full sound over which Anton delivers a compelling, highly effective vocal. The music has a great deal of groove with additional depths and heights from Russ Pahl’s sweeping pedal metal and a burst of harmonica from O’Donnell. Within the accompanying video, we get to see O’Donnell and his gifted band at work, rocking and driving their approach by way of ‘Skulduggery’.
Lyrically, it’s a thought-provoking piece about battle and perceptions as O’Donnell explains: “I used to be going to name this music, ‘A Day within the life: Underneath Occupation’. There’s one thing fairly embarrassingly unhappy about how mainstream media/information portrays battle in several elements of the world; the narrative can come throughout very one-sided and within the favour of the oppressor. However if you dig a bit deeper, the other is true.”
Identified for his work together with his band Anton & The Colts in addition to his solo releases, O’Donnell launched his newest album, ‘Forty’s the New Thirty’, in Could 2023 – see our overview right here. To have a good time his fortieth birthday, O’Donnnell put collectively a set of dwelling recordings, that includes each outdated and new compositions. Check out our overview right here. It’s a tremendous place to begin for any readers who’re unfamiliar together with his work and it’ll hold you going till the following album, coming within the autumn 2023.
From up north however now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get misplaced in – nation, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock…no matter. Presently having fun with Ferris & Sylvester, John Smith, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man within the Subject…