Review: Hot Press
‘The Dead-Beat’ and ‘The Coming Of Complete Night’ dazzle, in particular thanks to Kevin’s storytelling skills. Best of all is ‘Bow The Lyre’, which blends ’60s flower-power organ with bleeding edge beats
Review: Head Stuff
Things get really dark on album highlight ‘Bow The Lyre’, which merges drum machines with psych-rock guitar freakouts. It sounds like The Stooges gone industrial, with the intensity doubling at the song’s midway point.
Review: Author Rob Doyle
In style and substance, Nolan is a seething cauldronful of the literary, the theatrical, and the gothically flamboyant, seasoned with a smattering of infernal burlesque. Summoning the muses of Leonard Cohen and Bertolt Brecht, Ute Lemper and Lotte Lenya Nolan will mystify and bewitch with ballads of doomed love, wailed out into endless indifferent night by whiskey-lashed wretches, whilst making erratic yet potent essays into the jag and pummel of elaborate math-rock'.