Someone help me understand.
I'm not even sure that Alternative and Indie is the right category for what he does. But i can't think of anywhere any better suited.
I know that Glen Hansard is partially responsible for his emergence - and I actually like The Frames and even some (some) of Hansard's solo stuff - so I'm not folk-allergic or anything - but I just don't get this.
That delivery, and his general schtick - I can't be the only one that finds it insincere, cynical and most of all pretentious as f**k?
From the songs to the singing style to the hair to the clothing to the Twitter persona - he's pretending to be someone he isn't - that's not what people from Dundalk are like - far from coming from his soul as he'd like you believe, it's all so calculated, false and affected - how can people be lapping this up?