Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Irish Coffee “When The Owl Cries” 2015 Belgium Blues Rock,Classic Rock


Irish Coffee “When The Owl Cries” 2015 Belgium Blues Rock,Classic Rock
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We are very happy to announce the release on 14 April (CD only) of the new album ” When the Owl Cries” by the legendary band Irish Coffee, about 45 years after their debut single “Masterpiece” ad their ultra collectible debut album; and still rocking hard ! William Souffreau and his band Franky Cooremans (bass), Kris Vandercammen (drums) and Stany Van Veer (organ/piano) recorded 12 tracks at the Lunabarn studio with Luc Crabbe who produced the album as well. 10 tracks are brand new, “I Gotta Move” is a Kinks cover (tribute to their 50th anniversary) and a re-recording of “I’m Alive”, a 1973 IC b-side is included as well. Sharp as a razor this album !…..~



William Souffreau recently celebrated his 69th birthday, but anyone who expects the originally Aalst rocker to show off in the company of his pipe and slippers, has clearly not paid attention in recent decades. In the early seventies, Souffreau and his band Irish Coffee formed the Belgian answer to the hard rock of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple and today the same sacred fire still burns in him as in the time of indestructible singles such as ‘Masterpiece’ and 'Carry On’. 

Irish Coffee disappeared, after four singles and one LP, from the stage when organist Paul Lambertwas killed in a tragic road accident. In 2004 the group was again active for a short time in an altered line-up, which even resulted in a performance in the famous German television program Rockpalast. Since then William Souffreau has kept himself busy with all sorts of other bands and with his solo career as a singer-songwriter. But the blood creeps where it can not go: two years ago he came up with a completely new Irish Coffee: a power trio with which the singer once again stuck in burly, frilly seventies rock. To this end, he was assisted by a few young dogs and by calling his come-back plate 'Revisited’, he immediately indicated that Irish Coffee now has more to do with a feeling than with a specific line-up.

In 2015, the trio, by adding keyboardist Stany Veer, has grown into a quartet. However, energy and vitality are unchanged. ’ When the Owl Cries ’ is full of unpolished blues rock that, with their retrosound full of halls, now that Jack White, Rival Sons, The Black Keys and Two Gallants have to be able to appeal to a young audience. 

'Is not No Time For Dying’, sings William Souffreau sings of youthfulness. And yes, the man once again sells food in bits like 'Rock On’, 'Keep on Running’ and 'Sick and Tired’, which are more timeless than retro in the cookbook. The singer lets his guitar whine and claws as if it were a beast, then has not gotten anything to eat for a long time, and still has sweltering blues songs, like the title track, in the fingers. 

Our personal favorites include 'Decent Life’, a song in minor in which the keyboards get plenty of space again, the melodic pop of 'Guitars and Beers’ and the straight from the garage sixtiespunk of 'Gotta Move’, a song that was borrowed at The Kinks and in which guitar and organ both play the same riff. 'I Hate War’ is based on a speech by Franklin D. Rooseveldt and remains, unfortunately, still current today. But the highlight of 'When The Owl Cries’ is without a doubt the remake of 'I’m Alive’, originally a b-side and one of the best songs ever written by William Souffreau. The tempo has accelerated a bit and the instrumentation is doing a bit more, but the link with the Irish Music seventies past is unmistakable.
In terms of vocals, Souffreau still sounds gritty and enthusiastic and that is good news. Finally, the person in his twenties must show how it should be done. Luc Crabbe, the former frontman of Betty Goes Green, ensures as a producer that the music you regularly sell a boost. 

So if you suffer from a dip: after a few sips of Irish Coffee, a true iconoclast will awaken in you. So this CD should not run if you have planned a visit to the museum later in the day…..by…..Dirk Steenhaut ……~




Credits 
Bass – Franky Cooreman 
Drums – Kris Van Der Cammen 
Guitar, Vocals – William Souffreau 
Organ, Piano – Stany Van Veer


Tracklist 
1 Rock On 3:09 
2 Decent Life 3:30 
3 Gotta Keep On Running 3:15 
4 Gotta Move 2:54 
5 When The Owl Cries 3:19 
6 Here We Come 4:02 
7 Guitars And Beer 3:00 
8 Sick And Tired 3:42 
9 Playhouse 3:07 
10 I’m Alive 3:46 
11 I Hate War 2:34 
12 Ain’t No Time For Dying 3:23 

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