JW Linton hits straighter musical lines on his debut solo album than he does with Sydney band Ranger Spacey yet these ten songs are a rich collection of folk and country rock. From acoustic beginnings the songs have evolved into rich compositions that include horns, piano, pedal steel and strings that recall Calexico and Wilco. Though the subject matter is often dark, a strong grasp of melody, both vocally and instrumentally, gives many of the songs a bright and hummable quality. Linton’s pushes his voice from stark troubadour territory into swelling emotive howls showing his impressive vocal range on this expansive and accomplished debut.
this review was first published in The Music