Our Little Secrets: tell all
Those who follow the ins and outs of the Irish gigging scene will recognise Rhob Cunningham. Over the past few years, the Dublin-based singer-songwriter has been a regular presence on bills up and down the country. Aside from his own gigs, he has also supported Lisa Hannigan, Bell X1, Cathy Davey, Mundy, Gemma Hayes, Mick Flannery and the late John Martyn.
Cunningham’s newest venture is Our Little Secrets, a band put together to plug and play his forthcoming debut album. Aside from an impressive cast of players, the album also features Cunningham’s road-tested songs.
The likes of A Good or Bad Thing (which features Lisa Hannigan on guest vocals, returning the favour as Cunningham appeared on her Sea Sew debut), Nature’s Way and The River Bend demonstrate Cunningham’s pastoral, laidback folk.
Full of soft shapes and daybreak atmospherics, you can tell what records are in his collection – and he certainly won’t be hiding those Drakes or Morrisons behind the sofa when someone calls for tea.
Our Little Secrets play Dublin’s Sugar Club tomorrow night. Offbeam electronica with plenty of oddball hooks from Kingston, London, producer Toby Ridler, whose swell EP for Tough Love is the one to check out. Featuring ex-members of Cajun Dance Party, Yuck hit the ground running with the Georgia single. Those hankering for a slacker-pop revival will love ’em.