Archive for December, 2006

Have a good christmas from all at Eat Your Own Ears

Bella Union are delighted to announce the signing of the extraordinary talent that is Fionn Regan. The young singer-songwriter hails from the coastal outskirts of Dublin and first came to our attention through a tip off from the manager of one of our bands.

His beguiling debut album, entitled “The End of History” is due for release in August. It is a fascinating collection of musical pearls and marks the arrival of a unique new voice.

“A Wonderful album. Regan sets his cap at the genre and sweeps it off its feet.” - Sunday Times 4 Stars ****

?Woven through the wonder is Regan?s gorgeous voice, as spellbinding as anything his imagination can conjure up. Folk has a new Pied Piper?The Guardian ? 4 Stars ****

?A beguiling amalgam of Jackson C Frank, Paul Simon and Mark Kozalek? A debut that oozes rare confidence, startling maturity and originality.? -MOJO ? 4 Stars ****

?With little instrumental decoration, this is similar to Dylan?s early albums, but with the flow of a Nick Drake ? a stunning combination.?The Times ? 4 Stars ****

?a slow-burning beauty of a debut album?The Independent on Sunday ? 4 Stars ****

?Despite evocations of folk/acoustic music?s long history here, the truth is there are no reference points and ?The End of History? is a singular and original vision of folk?s shining modernity.?The Fly ? 4 Stars ****

?Fionn is one of the most gifted young Irish folk singers since Donovan was hailed as the new Dylan back in the mid-60s? he occupies an original space all his own.”The Sun ? 5 Stars *****

?Fionn Regan?s greatest weapon is to coax dazzling rivulets of sound from his acoustic guitar, although his knack for vivid lyrics is a close second.? -Metro ? 4 Stars ****

?Flawless indie-folk? a joy to behold?Drowned In Sound ? 8/10

?He’s as gifted a guitarist as Nick Drake, but his poetry is singular and pregnant with complexity? Fionn is a genius.?Rock Sound ? 8/10

?Dublin?s most luminescent songwriter?WORD

?these acoustic arias evoke a more rarefied world? Regan is possessed of a rare talent? – NME 7/10