Lonely Tourist ‎– I Live Where You Are

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1 I Live Where You Are
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
2:16
2 A Lonely Tourist
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
3:33
3 Rattling Around
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
2:36
4 Jesus, The Don And The Dee
Written-By – Jim Lang (2), Paul Tierney (3)
3:08
5 The Greatest Ever Lines
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
2:36
6 (They Are Onto You)
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
1:58
7 Oh My Father
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
3:25
8 Sick Of This Winter
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
2:43
9 The Last Glass
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
2:58
10 Found Out
Written-By – Paul Tierney (3)
3:17
11 Viking Jazz
Written-By – Jim Lang (2), Paul Tierney (3)
4:11

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Pub chatter on track 7 recorded at the 7 STars, Bristol.
Recorded at Central Sound Studios, Glasgow.

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rikwolters

rikwolters

July 12, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Review from The Sound Project - 20/06/2012

Lonely Tourist is former Odeon Beatclub singer and guitarist Paul Tierney, who has been trading under his current moniker since the band's demise late in 2009. Since then he has relocated to Bristol and has just released his second album, 'I Live Where You Are'.

Here, Tierney delivers a superb, raw sounding record which is rough around the edges. It's this which brings out the best of his Glaswegian accent.

The album kicks off with the title track, an up-tempo number with guitars reminiscent of early Johnny Cash. Second track, 'A Lonely Tourist', continues with the up-beat sound of the opener. It's a song about approaching middle-age and the longing for a return to the days of youth to do things differently: "my life's a bowl of fruit, bought and left, with the best intentions, it's just past it's best".

'Rattling Round', with it's toe-tapping skiffle sound, is about a lack of recognition but carrying on regardless in the hope that it's just around the corner. 'Jesus, The Don and the Dee' is bleak break-up song where Tierney delivers the albums best vocal. 'Oh My Father' is a real reflective moment, a song filled with regret at missed chances. 'Sick of the Winter' is about moving away from Glasgow, with the winter playing the part of the bad guy. It's the kind of track that you'd expect to hear on his first album, 'Sir, I Am A Good Man'.

The idea of making a new year change, a resolution, is the theme in the bleak 'The Last Glass', whereas on 'Found Out', Tierney muses on the idea that no-one should be trusted, least of all yourself. The album closes with the post-rock instrumental 'Viking Jazz', which draws comparisons with fellow Glaswegians Mogwai.

This is easily one of the best albums you will hear this year. Lonely Tourist's blend of folk-rock, deeply personal lyrics and accentuated accent make this record stand heads above his contemporaries. But don't take my word for it, click here to hear the record.

Key song: Oh My Father