Ethan Ash: No Early Nights (ep)

~ Wednesday, 6 October 2010
I'm not sure about Ethan Ash. In his press release it mentions that he has recently shared the stage with Newton Faulkner and Nick Harper but any comparisons on this 4 track ep with the afore mentioned would be far wide of the mark. He writes summery folk pop that is pleasant rather than memorable or attention grabbing. Vocally his voice is not strong enough for the vocal gymnastics he tries to pull off, especially on Tried To Get Rid Of Me.

So, like I said, I'm not sure about him. I can see songs like Dawning and
Hushed Quiet Silence perhaps appealing to Jack Johnson fans but when you compare him to artist who are ploughing a similar furrow like Foy Vance and Boo Hewerdine, he is outshone at every turn. At just 22 he has time on his side but as No Early Nights shows, he is far from the finished article.