Gardiner, Pete / Ashtray Black
Album:Ashtray Black Collection:Country
Artist:Gardiner, Pete Added:May 2017
Label:Nua Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-06-15 Pull Date:2017-08-17 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Aug 13Aug 6Jul 30Jul 23Jul 16Jul 9Jul 2Jun 25

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 21, 2022:Music Genealogy
Hard Days
4.Jan 02, 2018:Predominantly A
Hard Days
2.Nov 02, 2021:Music Genealogy
Hard Days
5.Dec 21, 2017:Totally A
Hard Days
3.Jan 07, 2018:Formerly A
Hard Days
6.Nov 16, 2017:No Cover, No Fo
Hard Days

Album Review
DJ Kimberlicious
Reviewed 2017-06-08 
Pete Gardiner, “Ashtray Black”
Label: NUA Records
Reviewed by: Kim Walter, June 2017

Debut album from this Irish singer/songwriter who is now based in London. Called “Feel Good Music,” it consists of sometimes heavy lyrics masked by upbeat tunes. Only country in the sense that it sounds Indie/Americana and Pete’s from a different country. Best for me: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8

1. med – upbeat Americana sound
2. med – heavy lyrics about riots, nice poetic vocals at end
3. med – alternative rock sound with dominant vocals
4. med – reminds me of early REM
5. slow/med – Title cut, peaceful tune
6. slow/med – interesting tune reminiscent of British Pop
7. slow – mostly spoken voice with minimal accompaniment, bagpipe at end
8. slow/med – gentle song with nice vocal harmonies
9. slow – really nice piano accompanies dismal lyrics
10. med – only song that has a slight country rock twinge. Maybe
11.slow/med – indie/Americana sound

Track Listing
1.11 O'clock 6.Pretty Smiles
2.Doorstep Riots 7.Hotel Room
3.All These Things 8.Someone You See
4.Idols 9.Ten Pounds In My Pocket
5.Ashtray Black 10.Hard Days
 11.Hollywood Lights