James Vin­cent McMor­row: up on the down­beat

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

Let’s get the ob­vi­ous thing out the way first. Yes, James Vin­cent McMor­row’s voice will re­mind you of a cer­tain Justin ‘Bon Iver’ Ver­non.

The quiver, the well-worn tim­bre and the fan­tas­tic emo­tional de­liv­ery are all present and cor­rect. At least the Dublin singer-song­writer didn’t go off to live in a cabin in the woods and kill a cou­ple of deer for food. No, he headed, in­stead, to an iso­lated house by the sea to make his de­but al­bum. It’s not known if he had to kill any an­i­mals with his bare hands.

That al­bum, Early In the Morn­ing, is a strik­ing and al­lur­ing af­fair. McMor­row’s

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