Review by Steve Boniface
Clocking in at just under 35 minutes the debut album from Crybaby (a.k.a. Bristol singer-songwriter Danny Coughlan) is relatively short lived. While it lasts though, it is a gently evocative and affecting homage to crooners of old – a striking tribute to a genre and style that’s all but lost.
The music conjures images of Teddy Boys and classic 50’s America, simple instrumentation combining to create songs that could have been written for anyone from Roy Orbison to Buddy Holly. The romantic streak in the lyrics is a mile wide, concerned mostly with the harder side of love.