Jill Lorean / This Rock
Album: This Rock   Collection:General
Artist:Jill Lorean   Added:May 2022

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-05-31 Pull Date: 2022-08-16
Week Ending: Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 12
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 25, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Black Dog
4. Aug 27, 2022: Music Casserole
This Rock
2. Feb 04, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Black Dog
5. Aug 04, 2022: Oh Messy Life
3. Sep 23, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
6. Jul 28, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2022-05-09
Imagine a folk-rock diva like Sandy Denning (Fairport Convention) joining with a post-punk outfit like X and you've got an idea of the unique style of Jill Lorean's debut release. The Glasgow based trio offers an exquisite sound juxtaposing Jill O'Sullivan's captivating folk inspired vocals against the driving rhythm of Peter Kelly's powerful drumming and Andy Monaghan's omnipresent bass with accents from synths, cello and bone chilling violin work. The result is a sound that is edgy and intriguing without being over the top. To her surprise becoming a mother did not put the kibosh on her creative mojo but instead helped her see the world through a child's innate curiosity and wonder which reflects in the disk's themes about nature & matriarchy or in her words the disk is 'inspired by nature, women, my experience of motherhood and my love for my own mother and the women in my life'.

RIYL: Patti Smith, Sandy Denny, X, Loreena McKinnett

1 Breaking Down - haunting vibe with crystalline vocals over driving drum, bass & fiddle (fast, 3:23)*
2 Mothers - melancholic, spare accompioment allow vocals to shine (med, 4:19)
3 Black Dog - brilliant arrangement with synth, cello, guitar & effects dancing around JO's soaring voice (fast, 6:23)***
4 Kneading - beautifully simple guitar opens builds with guitar & bagpipes (fast, 4:12)**
5 Beekeeper - edgey song about metamorphosis (fast, 3:16)
6 This Rock - haunting vocals over hard driving guitar & drums (fast, 5:09)*
7 Dog-eared Rose - trippy mashup between Celtic folk & post-punk (med, 4:52)**
8 The Robin - alternates between softer vocals hard driving drums & guitar (fast, 4:22)
9 Walls - plaintive, full bore rocker with JO's glass shattering vocals over powerful guitar work (fast, 3:53)**
10 War Lullaby - erie story about a mother explaining war to her daughter (med, 3:05)

Track Listing
1. The Breaking Down   6. This Rock
2. Mothers   7. The Robin
3. Black Dog   8. Dog-Eared Rose
4. Kneading   9. Walls
5. Beekeeper   10. Anti-War Lullaby