Some "The moon loses its memory" quotes
"Acoustic Gems from the Cork singer-songwriter. Each song superglues to the memory " **** Mojo Magazine
"This is one album you should not ignore" - Folkwords
"O Caoimh has achieved something here that most songwriters aspire to" - Instrumentali
"will accompany me on my travels in the future, given it's uplifitng and strong pop-folk vibe" - Remy's Music & Film Guide
"An effortlessly charming album" - Songwriter Magazine
"a tour de force" - Americana UK
“a refreshingly broad album.. an amalgamation of art and music.. the result is intriguingly beautiful..I’m definitely a fan.”- Inserttitle.ie
"Leeside singer/songwriter Cormac O Caoimh explores darker subject matter on his third album and flirts with indie pop, folk and jazz among other genres" - The Daily Star
"Cormac's songs are like little sculptures... considered, shaped and honed into things of beauty that find their way to your soul."
- Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hothouse Flowers)
"if there’s any justice in this mad musical world, those who have not heard of this man will be in the minority very soon" - Golden Plec
"it really got its claws into me...I can’t stop playing it" - Musician.ie
"this album is a tour de force" - AmericanaUK
"Cormac O Caoimh's Cork-accented folk shines..with his gentle lilt showing the strength of these songs" - The Ticket/Irish Times
"a versatile masterpiece" - Celebrity Cafe
"rooted in the ethos of Elvis Costello and Paddy McAloon" - The Sunday Times
"this a brew that's stronger than you think, you take in its smooth taste and captivating aromas, before discovering there is more strength/caffeine beneath the surface than you were expecting and it's a bit edgier than you were lead to believe." - Fatea Magazine
"This weaving, concept album is simply amazing" - GiggingNI.com
"it exudes quality lyrics and exceptional musicality"- Ralph's Life
"wonderful collection of songs by this excellent independent singer/songwriter" - Geoffrey Bennett/Musicians Together
"“Cormac O’ Caoimh’s songwriting is akin to that of the ‘80s school of wordsmiths such as Lloyd Cole, Paddy McAloon and even Elvis Costello....a songwriter to be reckoned with" - Hot Press
"placing himself at an interesting arms-length remove from the (singer-songwriter) genre..an impressive album of folk-pop songs" - we are noise
"a real tour de force...a warm folksy masterpiece..an excellent piece of work..9/10 stars" - whisperinandhollerin
"excellent songs, fine guitar work and tasteful arrangements" - Martin Bridgeman KCLR
"Subtle, thoughtful lyrics, and that smooth, honeyed delivery, make his material a joy to the listening ear" - Roy Thompson, Ballymore Acoustic Gigs
"Beautiful new album. Highly Recommended" - The 4 Of Us
"Cormac's songs are simultaneously exciting and innovative, as well as warm and accessible" - The Bard Sessions
"What is conceived here is a mark of triumph" - U&I Magazine
" his warm, intimate vocals and intricate yet free-flowing guitar playing are the real joys here, ensuring O’Caoimh’s star still shines bright" - Leonard's Lair
"an artist hitting his creative stride and one of the finest I’ve heard this year" - Niallofcork
"His warm and delicate guitar combines to make an enthralling and striking third solo album" - Fatea Magazine
Some "A New Season for Love" quotes
"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space
"Feels as if you’re wrapped up in your warmest coat glimpsing some vast and beautiful landscape through the condensation laden windows" - Tom Robinson (BBC) 's Fresh on the net site
"Leaves you feeling that all can be right with the world" - Fatea Magazine
"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
"like a rich mahogany, warm and beautiful..layered and lush...a comforting feeling" - Secret Agent Mel"
"Intimate vocals, poetic and evocative lyrics and exquisitely crafted melodies-all beautifully framed within his flawless acoustic guitar work" - The Las Angelas Beat
"Songs which speak to the subconscious and have a comfortable place in the psyche" - Drop-d
"I challenge you not to be charmed...A new season for love is an accomplished album which wears its sombre mood lightly, with pleasing pop colours." - We are noise
"A perfect album. Sublime songs. Beautiful moments" Acoustic Review
"Counting the Raindrops’, the 10th song is, in my opinion, the best song on the album and indeed one of the best songs to come out of Ireland over the last 10 years. This is to me the perfect song and ranks along the best of them even alongside Galileo and some of Cohen’s evergreens." - Musicians Together
"His voice is a wonderfully expressive instrument..the result is a cohesive and excellent album" - Leonard's Lair
"The album is a treasure trove of song. A class act. A class record" -MRU
“mature and intelligent and the albums natural feel gives it a worthy intimacy” - Hot Press
"a sweet melody of delicately written songs that soothe the soul" - Celebrity Cafe
"Perfection lies within its quietude" - Scully Love Promo
"His voice is so soft and tender. His music is really going to calm you down. Highly recommended" - Entertainment Divaz
"a lulling voice in the realm of Nick Drake, with lyrics that whisper of love and lost things and friendship, quiet poetry, weaving through a gentle Jazz vibe. .. an album full of delights, perfect for those mellower moments of dreaming." - Dungarvan Observer
"perfect as a soundtrack to a lazy Summer day. Impressive stuff!" - To U I Bestow
"The craft at work here is of a rare quality" - File Under Good Music
"I think you will be impressed" - Cork Independent
"O’Caoimh’s voice is flawless delivering songs of undoubted maturity" - Claire Kane
"seeps into your heart rendering you speechless with emotions" - Celtic Music Fan
"A haven for acoustic folk goodness. Lyrically sophisticated. Perfect chillout music" - Show me something different
For more quotes and reviews on "A New Season for love" you can visit the "A New Season for Love" Page
There is a lot of good stuff coming out of Ireland at the moment, people like Damien Rice and David Kitt and I got a cd recently from (Cormac O Caoimh of) Cork which I really like.
Well worth checking out. I've been listening to this all day. Lovely stuff.
Dan Hegarty, 2fm
Luminous front man Cormac O Caoimh releases his first solo album. More than your typical singer-songwriter, O Caoimh mixes pop sensibility with finely tuned song writing wrapping it all up in his soft melodic confidence and sharp lyrical commentary
“Corkman O Caoimh manages to avoid several of the pitfalls one would normally assocate with Irish singer-songwriters on his debut solo record. For much of the album, he sounds more like an indie-pop artist than an acoustic troubadour. ‘Deep Sea Diving has a light dreamy melody reminiscent of The Sundays, while the sweet boy-girl interplay of ‘Ghosts’ calls to mind Yo La Tengo and The Delgados.”
an assortment of delicious summer-kissed pop songs with instantly catchy, agreeable melodies infused with Cormac’s poetic sensibility
'The Citadels' were a terrific band from Cork (Ireland); sadly they are no more.
Luckily, we have this new solo album from the Citadels front man. Admirers of Prefab Sprout , Roddy Frame, or Damien Rice will likely devour this record. Cormac's lyrics are whip-smart, and his easy-going vocal style grabs the attention. From the punchy title track, all the way to the wonderful closing duet ('If You Feel') this record is a cut above, and deserves to be widely heard.
The Big TakeOver Magazine, New York
“Start a Spark,” from Cormac o Caoimh, is an album from the ex-singer/songwriter of The Citadels. This solo performer brings a bevy of musical talent to the table with his varied vocal timbres and rhythms; listeners will be dazzled by this album from start to finish
Start A Spark is the fruit of his labor and quite an impressive work as well. The music has feet in both the pop territory as well as the roots side of things. There is no reason why Cormac shouldn't be the next big export from Ireland.
Lazy Gazing has ‘Summer radio hit’ written all over it. 'View of the World' brings to mind Elvis Costello when he was still young and angry, and 'Miles of Sky' sounds a lot like Tom Robinson. The album closes with 'If you Feel' - a melodic pop-jazz duet with a very catchy progression. Lyrically it’s a charming sentimental love song in the mode of Bill Withers 'Lean on Me'. This album grows on you like a virulent rash and is going from the review stack to my personal collection.
the entire collection of songs on Start a Spark is uplifting and danceable with poetic lyrics that are just marvelously outstanding.
Indie Music Stop
Singer-Songwriter Cormac O Caoimh has crafted a superb collection of acoustic melodies on his debut album "Start a spark .
some of the best songs are also the most simplistic; a gentle lilting melody and O'Caoimh's plaintive tones against a Wendy Smith soundalike strike up the perfect combination for both 'Ghosts' and 'If You Feel' whilst 'Miles Of Sky' glistens most pleasantly.
the fresh confident songwriting of Cormac O Caoimh suggests a promising future
Tom Robinson, BBC
Charming music.. Indie folk from the days of real Indie such as The Wonder Stuff and Dinosaur Jr. Makes me smile and rather giddy.
Lior Shamir - Managing Director - We are Listening
It’s difficult to pick a favourite track because the entire collection of uplifting, danceable songs and their clever, poetic lyrics are so damn good.
O Caoimh launched into a sharp and acerbic performance interrupted by witty and self-deprecating banter. He gave his songs even more depth and personality through careful and impressive volume control with his voice and guitar. One moment he’d be strumming wildly and barking out a chorus, only to drop to a whisper, with his fingers barely grazing the strings. He’s a very expressive and engaging performer, not to mention pretty damn funny. Cormac O Caoimh has been playing for years and he knows his shit. He’s a great songwriter and a seasoned performer. I hope he makes it back over from Ireland again soon.
Canadian Music Festival Report
Introspective without being insular, smart without being prim. Too fresh and refreshing to be mere copyist the music re-enlists "the literate early-to-mid ‘80s breezy pop heartache of Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout and The Go Betweens.
Whisperin & Hollerin
The lyrics are clever and powerful, demanding attention. The tunes are poppy and catchy. The performance and arrangements are nigh on flawless. Both the writing and the execution are exemplary
a return to those so-called old fashioned times of finely crafted tunes via folk-tinged pop
an 'immaculate album'
Dave Wibberley Jive Records
Well worth checking out. I've been listening to this all day. Lovely stuff.
Dan Hegarty, 2fm
Talk about blessed relief, hallelujah and praise be all in one merciful musical package.
Some great music coming out of Ireland at the moment with Damiens Rice and Dempsey, Dublin's Ten Speed Racer, Cork's Simple Kid, - and now this assured debut from THE CITADELS,
where the fresh confident songwriting of frontman Cormac O Caoimh suggests a promising future for the band.
Tom Robinson, BBC Music
Excellent. I have it on repeat on my headphones while sitting at the computer........ Worth waiting for.
'Letting Go Holding On' is an exemplary and masterful piece of work both in the musical content, lyrics and vocals
The album is well written throughout; vocalist and guitarist Cormac O'Caoimh's quest for tunefulness throws up a number of fine songs. An album out of time but - in this case - it's a cause for celebration.