- 05 Mar 12
Cavan act’s Whipping Boy-endorsed debut is something special
Introducing is the debut album from Cavan-based band C. O’Neill & Co. and it’s a wonderfully ragged and whiskey-soaked release that’s full of dark observations and bruised and battered ballads. Ciaran O’Neill’s broad accent really helps add some character to songs such as ‘I Fall In’ and ‘Half Man Half Tractor’ and while a few of the country-tinged numbers may take a while to embed themselves into your brain, once they do you’ll be humming them for weeks. Album highlight is the epic and anthemic ‘Look Da No Hands,’ which features a guest appearance from Whipping Boy’s Fearghal McKee, and his typically impassioned spoken-word performance ends proceedings on a massive high.