Eamon O'Tuama's Behind Every Life in an unfortunate case of well-crafted songwriting and musicianship severely hampered by poor production. Vocalist O'Tuama's vocals sound as though they were all phoned into the New York studio from his native Ireland, and the drums sound as though they're being played from some deep well. This studio mud is really too bad, since the Celtic-tinged performance of these strong and gritty folk-rock songs is admirable, but unfortunately unlistenable. The seed of these songs is genuinely interesting, and hopefully some A&R person can see through the tinny production and sign the band to a major contract. Green Linnet? Shanachie? Pay attention, it would be a shame if this great talent passed you by.
AllMusic Review by Zac Johnson