1. The Ural Winter
Back in July 2010, Tom McShane and his assembled band congregated in the Oh Yeah! Centre in Belfast to record his debut album within two live sessions held in front of a small audience.
The melancholic and fragile tone to Tom’s voice is particularly felt and portrayed in ‘The Ural Winter’. One which intertwined with the rich trumpet sounds on ‘My Nadir’ elicits an emotional, almost tear-jerking response.
What Tom himself has described as a terrifying experience has certainly merited his leap of faith and the end result is a raw, beautifully personal record which will be forever imprinted on the minds of the audience and listeners alike.