I managed to catch Kieran Daly perform live with his band Born Native earlier this year, as they supported We Are Tombola. Both bands now seem to be on hiatus as university, college etc take their members to different parts of the UK and new projects.
But Kieran has always seemed determined to carve out a solo career in addition to his band. “Looking Glass” is his latest track as he works towards a new album, already entitled “The Quest for the Long Lost Looking Glass”.
The acoustic indie/folk market is a pretty saturated one and the question might be asked whether it needs another singer, already dubbed “the male Lucy Rose”. But there is something about the distinct tone of Kieran’s voice that draws you in, set off to good effect on this track by the contrast with a female vocal provided by Amy Longden-Rogers.
And he must be doing something right. New music talent promoters Emerging Icons have had him booked as a virtual residency over the summer as part of their Westfield presents events winning him a set of new fans. Whether with Born Native or not it looks like Kieran’s future prospects are bright.
Gavin Watson |