Du Glas – Too Many Ghosts

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

Debut album from Penzance-based four-piece country/folk combo, whose name translates from the Cornish as ‘blue/black.’ Of the thirteen songs here, a dozen are originals written by the band’s guitar player Anthony Power, with just the one cover, Jean Richie’s staple “The L and N Don’t Stop Here Anymore.” Although the band maintain a crisp acoustic sound throughout, there’s something slightly wobbly about Lucy Osborne’s lead vocal, which may be the result of over-enthusiasm, though she does a convincing Chrissie Hynde on “Serpent Dance.” Anthony Power’s guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, together with Tom Dauncey’s driving double bass and Ged Kingsford’s empathetic drums, seem to get the job done, a job further peppered and seasoned by a handful of guest contributors, who effectively brighten the overall sound with splashes of fiddle, dobro and flute.