Rathmines , County Dublin
Songs to sing you through the End Times...
Owensie's second album 'Citizens' was releasd in October 2012 and is now available through iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, or on vinyl along with other releases at http://outonalimbrecords.bigcartel.com/.
Sunday Times****: 'A well received debut can often stymie a sophomore effort, but the pressure does not show in Michael Owens' follow-up to last years Aliens. Distance of Her Love and Circle of Lies work perfectly, with relaxed yet complex tempos and lighter tones, while Hang Your Head Low provides a layered dimension with its folk rock mien.'
Hot Press****: "...what's remarkable about Michael Owens' current incarnation is that just when you think that you're listening to a musician transformed, you're hit with a pleasant flashback to the Dubliner's former life."
State Magazine****: "Confidently produced, and still maintaining it’s endearing rough edges; this second offering reaffirms the fact that Owensie is Irish talent on the rise, and has deservingly earned him a posy of loyal fans."
Sunday Business Post****: Michael Owens' second album cements his growing reputation as one of Ireland's finest young songwriters... A beautifully crafted album".
AU Magazine**** This album is deftly curated, thoroughly encompassing the musical journey undertaken by the artist. Citizens resonates unlike any Irish album this year in its ability to convey the talent harboured by its musicians.
Owensie's first ablum of classical guitar based folk, 'Aliens', was released in February 2011 by Out On A Limb Records in Ireland to broad critical acclaim. The album shifts through scenes of airports, borders and tower blocks, from dark forests to the high mountains of Andalucia, moving through the themes of clandestine love, life, suicide, war and the subtle virtues of humanity that permeate our existence. He was joined on the album by Julia Mahon (piano and string arrangements), Mick Roe (drums), Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (viola), Paddy Dexter (cello) and Andy Mooney (percussion).
"Emerges as a startling new talent with this wonderfully assured debut", 4/5, Irish Independent
"A peaceful album to fall asleep to, and what's more, an exciting one to make up with", 4/5 Hot Press
"It’s the clever, slow-paced reps and carefully layered undertones that leap to the fore", 4/5, State.ie
"A quietly evocative and memorable record that deserves to be heard - and adored", 4/5, Sunday Business Post
"An album of thoughtful and intelligent acoustic music", 80%, Wearenoise.com
"Leaves a warm soft feeling", 4/5, Heinekenmusic.ie
"More than deserves your attention, it’s a triumph", 8/10, Drop-d.ie
"These 'Aliens' deserve to be welcomed into your home", 4/5, RTE.IE
CONTACT AND BOOKINGS: OWENSIEMUSIC@GMAIL.COM or INFO@OUTONALIMBRECORDS.COM