"One of the great survivors of Irish rock 'n' roll" Olaf Tyaransen, Hot Press
Press Reviews for 'Songs From The Fever Ship'
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The Irish Times (Ireland)
Merchants of Bordeaux: DIY diplomats shake hands with ‘Wine Geese’ ghosts
Wine-Searcher (New Zealand)
A Song of Celebration for the Wine Geese.
Being in France and hearing Eamonn perform The Merchants of Bordeaux, and a few other tracks from his new album Songs from the Fever Ship, before a hushed audience was a profoundly moving experience.
The rocking "Oh Hangman" and the beautiful folk ballad "The Merchants Of Bordeaux" are our personal favorite tracks on this great album.
Dowd's new album, Songs from the Fever Ship, is a collaboration with Horslips drummer/lyricist, Eamon Carr - together they've penned eight new songs with the central theme of the diaspora, and the plight of the
dispossessed Irish who moved to France in the 17th and 18th century.
Daily Star (Ireland)
Songs From The Fever Ship is a magical collaboration between two incredible artists
Hot Press (Ireland)
Dowd's voice is in full flow, with The Racketeers providing an accordion-inflected folk backing.
Musik Review (Germany)
Songs From The Fever Ship is a total work of art that once again proves that rock is not dead and does not have to sound desperately retro. The faster songs sail close to the wind (“Crow's Nest”, “Oh Hangman”), the ballads sound out dark depths, everything in between impresses with a well-rounded mixture of laconicism and intensity...creepy, urgent and painfully piercing.
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Irish Music Magazine (Ireland)
A wonderful version of Cu Chullain’s Lament from The Tain and the crisp drumming on Cry On My Grave, which recall vintage Horslips crossed with Dowd’s gothic roots rocking....Highly narrative.... The total work is a rich collection of songs,each aching with life and emotion.
Global Texan Chronicles
It’s part gothic rock opera, part dream-states, heavy doses of heady tales of what once was is no more. Yet, one thing is certain, you will
not hear anything like it in the foreseeable future...
Raw and passionate, it's an album of dark Americana with stripped back country bones and rags of battle scarred rock 'n' roll
fluttering in a parched breeze.
It's widescreen, monochrome, and you know no one will walk away from the final showdown.