Review: Niall Cash – Frames Have Cracked EP

It seems that every few years the Irish music scene is introduced to a new up and coming radio friendly pop-rock act. Think of the Coronas and more recently Walking On Cars. Niall Cash may just be next in line on this Irish pop-rock conveyer belt.

Cash has recently released his debut EP 'Frames Have Cracked' which features 4 tracks.

The EP starts off with 'Go South', a song that begins with simple piano chords accompanying the strong vocals of Cash that gradually builds into more. The title track form the EP is up next and has more of an upbeat feel to it. This is a song that shows great potential from the Wexford singer with shades of The Coronas throughout.

'Time On My Side' is by far the strongest track on this EP. The combination of sentimental lyrics and the upbeat nature of the song give Cash an instant radio hit! Having seen this song performed live as well I have no doubt that it is made to be played in that enviroment.

The EP finishes off with 'Love Like Mine', a duet with Saoirse Kavanagh that shows off another softer side to Cash. Saoirse's vocal's have an instant feeling of honesty about them that draws in the listener from the first line. Their voices blend well together too with Cash's vocals providing a roughness over the more pristine vocals of Kavanagh.

Overall the EP showcases a lot of potential for Niall Cash with songs that would not feel out of place on popular radio.

Watch the video for 'Time On My Side' below.

Ciaran O'Brien

Founder of The OB, Ciaran is also a cameraman and video editor that has an obsession with all things music. He created The OB Sessions in 2014 and set up The OB Blog in 2015.

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