Audio Booth this year, and signed Darrell Coyle as their first artist, under their new label Walled City Records. Darrell Coyle is a fairly new singer-songwriter from the British Isles, in other words very far from Fort Collins, and no, he's not coming to Fort Collins any time soon to perform. And, there are singer-songwriter types in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado, so why bring in someone from 'outside' anyway? Darrell's career is linked now to Damian McGinty's, which is really why I even know Darrell exists, of course. I love the idea that Damien and his friend Oran started up their own company, of course, and wish them the best, but if they picked a crappy first artist for their label I'd not be writing much more than a brief 'good luck'. But, besides luck, Damian and Oran have pretty decent taste. Darrell's music reminds me of some of the better contemporary singer-songwriters I've heard recently, only Darrell sings with a cuter accent.
Darrell's new album, My My My, is all of 4 songs long, so just a teaser really, enough music to build a bit of a following and to get folks addicted in time for a full length album sometime down the road. This new album's tracks are all pretty cool- I just wish there were more of them, because 4 songs isn't a very long playlist. Initially I had added My My My into the same spotify playlist with Neil Byrne's Sensitive Souls and his Pale Blue Jak album, Faces. I also have Keith Harkin's new album, and Ryan Kelly's In Time, Barry Kerr's The Three Sisters, and Paul Byrom's This Is the Moment on the same playlist. The drawback to this is that all of the other albums on this list are among my favorite albums already, and the men who created them are among my favorite musicians. Darrell's music is easily good enough to compete with these other albums, but it was just impossible to not get distracted.