ALBUM REVIEW: BD Harrington – The Diver’s Curse | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 08.07.16




A beautifully sombre, sincere collection of songs by an enigma of a musician known as BD Harrington.

This is an album marinated in influences from compatriot Leonard Cohen to Nick Cave’s vocal drawl via a distinctly contemporary vibe; think Kurt Vile if he were a little older with a little dash of Dave Gilmour.

There’s overtones of Irish folkiness – BD was born on the Emerald Isle before moving to Canada as a child – and a rich tonal quality which is much missed in the über-produced world of today.

It’s dark, it’s bare, it’s melancholic, it’s moody and above all else it’s bloody brilliant.

For fans of Kurt Vile’s imaginary folky dad and shameless blues.


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