Eoin Dolan is a Galway musician who channels the Beach Boys’ sunny warmth like no other in the country.
As I’ve said before, it’s more Salthill than Santa Monica but his latest release, the full-length Ubique certainly echoes the late-era Beach Boys music on an an album that has a pleasing psychedelic haze.
Joined by Conor Deasy (Tomorrows, Biggles Flys Again) on guitar and backing vocals, James Casserly on drums and percussion and Adam Sheeran on bass, the self-produced Ubique has a classic retro record charm to it.
Eoin Dolan is a Galway city singer-songwriter who aptly quietly released his debut EP Placid Ocean in September last year.
The 12-minute EP came to my attention after the it appeareed in a single Youtube video by David Boland of the band New Pope. Inspired by surf pop and the seaside, the free EP has a stillness, a quietude and a melancholia that is matched by the Salthill seaside amusements in the video.
Dolan has had a few singles since then with another, ‘Something Good’, a more upbeat Beach Boys track, coming next week which features Biggles Flys Again’s Conor Deasy :