Ed Power, vol. 2
I wrote this extremely even-handed blog post on Ed Power a month or so ago because it was the sort of myopic begrudging shite that Irish journalists (and Irish people in general) tend to come up with when they start to feel they’re too good for our tiny island.
In the spirit of consistency, I should probably utilise this space to point out when he does things right as well. Here’s a nice little feature he contributed to the Telegraph highlighting five of the better new acts on the Irish scene, including the very established Villagers and Adebisi Shank alongside newer faces like Babybeef and Solar Bears, who I’ve recently cottoned onto myself.
Still, I am really at a loss for how he came to this description of the wonderful (and 100% free) Cast of Cheers:
an engaging Ben Folds-fronts-Weezer blueprint