Released through Belfast-based No Dancing, A Lifetime Of Midnights (reviewed here) is Shiels' debut, following a well-received split seven-inch with Desert Hearts. One for fans of Will Oldham, Elliott Smith and Cat Power, the record is something of a classic in its 2005 field. Words born of whiskey and worry, of heartbreak and hassle, are complemented perfectly by understated piano and guitar. It is, in short, a quite beautiful record.
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