Our latest album, Fingertips Of The Silversmith, is available now from our online shop. Discover our soulful dark folk sound…
So, while you’re listening, here’s what the press had to say…
“Musically this album is magnificent, mixing elements of jazz, blues, folk and Americana. The drums and bass power the album along allowing Cooke to fill in the gap with understated guitar riffs. The songs are packed with interesting flourishes and chord changes throughout, constantly changing the landscape, never satisfied to settle on a simple riff, reminiscent of Prefab Sprout at their crafted and catchy best.”
81/100 – Album Review – Highbrowse.ie
“Talking to various music journalists, they all reckon that you’re the next big thing, in the way that Conor O’Brien and Villagers was last year.”
Fionn Davenport – Culture Shock – Newstalk
“this gently charming second album proves that he’s still very much his own man.
One of the songs here is inspired by the death of Elliott Smith, but in fact that tortured genius’s influence can be heard all the way through Fingertips Of The Silversmith – a dreamy, understated collection of Americana-tinged folk-rock, marked out by Cooke’s poetic sensibility and keen eye for life’s absurdities. And while his illustrious backing band includes the likes of Colm Quearney, Cora Venus Lunny and David Geraghty of BellX1, their classy playing never overshadows the main man’s quietly soulful vocals.”
**** – The Sunday Business Post
“Fingertips of the Silversmith is delivered in a crisp clean tone with the songs banding together to form an incredibly tight, allusively diverse record.
Each one displays perfect melodies, excellent structures and pure enjoyment.
…One of the strongest albums an Irish artist has come out with this year. It may have been five years since Tadhg’s debut album, Wax & Seal but Fingertips of the Silversmith has made it worth the wait.”
“steeped in the kind of Americana that fans of Elliot Smith and Ryan Adams will instantly find favour with. [sic]… Cooke’s ear for a memorable hook is well in evidence on tracks such as the soulful ‘Grinding Teeth’ and the jangly power-pop of ‘Not In My Nature’… The arrangements are understated and the backing, courtesy of players like drummer Kevin Brady and bassist David Redmond… is stellar”
HotPress Album Review
“He’s top class”
The John Creedon Show, RTE Radio 1
“‘Out Of Reach’ is a charming alloy of soul and folk that’s certain to go down a treat with fans of Van Morrison’s jazz man days. File under yum.”
HotPress Single Review
“Artful, beautifully produced… simply fantastic!”
“Music Site Of The Week : Swapping Tadhg for the cooler moniker of Tiger, this folk jazz rocker’s new album is produced by BellX1′s David Geraghty… worth checking out!”