Midnight Union Band 'Behind the Truth'

A new Irish band, based in the heart of Kilkenny City, brings this 5-song release to public attention. Four of the songs are written and sung by Shane Joyce, who also plays acoustic guitar and harmonica. The other song is penned by Peter Flynn, a multi-instrumentalist, with piano, organ, guitar, lap slide and Wurlitzer in his armoury.  The sound is standard country rock with songs that reference Galveston, missing the girl, moving along and looking for love. The final track is the strongest here with Behind the Truth displaying a fine arrangement and the five musicians playing in understated harmony.

No faulting the playing overall and this five piece ensemble appear to be heading in the right direction. Promoting themselves as an Americana band does not really give them an identity however and I would like to see a greater effort to write authentic Irish experiences into their songs.