Eoin Glackin hails from Dublin As a youngster he was apparently a fan of Kris Kristofferson and Cat Stevens. You have to admire his taste. I think I only came across Kris Kristofferson first in that terrible Planet of The Apes remake. After starting his career as a singer-songwriter busking, Eoin was lucky enough to secure a support slot with Damian Dempsey at two of his gigs. After this it seems the music became priority number one. He left his Arts degree course and moved to London. It turned out to be a smart move as Eoin eventually secured a deal with a management company. This led to the recording of his first album "Not Lost".
"Not Lost" was produced by Ian Grimble (Manic Street Prechers, Beth Orton). The album was released in the UK independently and in Ireland by Sony. From what I have heard of it, it is a enjoyable folk-pop record. Simple melodies, catchy choruses.
Eoin's music might have a Damien Dempsey influence but for me, his songs remind me most of Frank Turner, the English folk-punk pop artist. Their lyrical content and singing style (reflecting on the world around them) are similar. His new album just released independently in March titled "Rain Finally Came" does feel more mature than "Not Lost". The first single of it "New World Blue" definitely has some social commentary going on. Still with its fiddle licks and radio friendly rhythm, the song is easy to listen to.
Sadly that is all the music of Eoin Glackin that is made available for public streaming. If you want to stream the whole album, the Hot Press showcase for Eoin might still have the full album stream available. From what I have heard of it, the songs on this new album suggests that Eoin is maturing into a socially conscious writer of great folk/rock/pop tunes. Remind you of anyone? Think New Jersey.
Both albums can be found on iTunes. Check his official site for more and as usual, the Facebook is always handy too.