Today FM’s Witnness Rising Winners 2003, take a short break from recording their second album to play some live shows in October, November.
Since the release of their debut album “Hanging By A Thread”, Salthouse have been receiving some great praise. Leagues O’Toole awarded the album four out of five stars in The Irish Times, saying “Salthouse have released an album exuding a real sense of purpose, offering us inspired programming with impeccable attention to detail.” He praised the album’s “warmth of production, the harmony of acoustic guitar and the quietly funky, perfectly time slip streams of electronica.”
The Dublin Event Guide said “George and Liam are an impressively tight rhythm section. Stephen adds sweetness to the sound and Niall is the memorable voice.”
Hotpress awarded “Hanging By A Thread” eight out of ten, saying the band have succeeded in bringing “a subtle mix of acoustic past and electronic future. Not since well over a decade ago has a band from the SouthEast showed such confident promise.” This sentiment was echoed by anyone who caught the band’s well-received Witness slot where Salthouse had no problem making the jump to the big stage.
Salthouse will be
debuting some material from their second album when they play:
Since the recent release of their debut album ‘Hanging by a Thread’, Salthouse has been receiving great critical praise. After taking a year out, building a studio and recording their album in Hook Head, Co. Wexford, their work is getting the attention it deserves.
‘Hanging by a Thread’ was described as “an album exuding a real sense of purpose…..offering us inspired programming from start to finish, with impeccable attention to detail, and a track such as Wasted hovering on a groove like the heady motorik days of Stereolab.” Leagues O’Toole, The Irish Times.
The Ticket duly awarded ‘Hanging by a Thread’ four out of five stars, reiterating its “warmth of production, the harmony of acoustic guitar and the quietly funky, perfectly timed slipstreams of electronica.”
The Dublin Event Guide: “George & Liam are an impressively tight rhythm section, Stephen adds sweetness to the sound and Niall is the memorable voice. Their music is tender but also muscular.”
The Voice: 10/12 “Salthouse’s
musical styling may contain an essence and beauty that our music scene
has been searching for…..”
“Hanging By A Thread”
The diverse range of styles on “Hanging by a Thread” is impressive, yet somehow all the songs seem to fit together to form an understated but beautiful work. The sound shifts effortlessly from the brooding louder songs such as the opener “In a Place”, “Wasted” and “No Reflection”, to quieter, introspective songs such as “So Long”, “In Your Sights” and “Hanging by a Thread”. Also what gives the album that extra edge are the funky and electronic tunes penned by Stephen Colfer that show Salthouse are a band with no notions of grandeur, just musicians making music for the love of it.