Nick Kelly: Running Dog

~ Saturday, 13 June 2009
Released in 2005, the album has resurfaced due to the release of albums by Kelly's former band The Fat Lady Sings. His debut solo album Between Trapezes was highly praised in his native Ireland and this the follow up is no less impressive.

The whole thing kicks of with a brilliant piece of throw away pop in the shape of
You're Gonna Fall. The relentless drums really drive this song along and lodge it in your head.

You Will Love Again is a stunning breathy ode to lost love and along with Mystery of Love is one of the highlights of this album. One of the most poignant moments is The Loneliest Ghost in Pere Lachaise, a haunting and touching tribute to Parisians who died in the Holocaust. Small Hours brings to mind the Blue Nile in their finest moments. A really great song.

This is one of those rare albums that contains no fillers, just killers. A great introduction to one of Ireland's finest songwriters.

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