The first review of “We Will See” is in… Thanks to Geoff Howlett and Never for Nothing for reviewing the EP and for their ongoing support! You can check them out HERE.
It’s 3 years since Gareth’s previous release made Album of the Month status, here at NFN Towers. This brand new 4 track EP carries on where “All the People” left off, with some thought provoking lyrics. Containing the best intro that I’ve hear for some time, “Hideaway” is a brilliant song. I have played it over and over again, as it’s galloping chorus goes round and round my head. Gareth says; “I wrote ‘Hideaway’ a while back when I was thinking about the times when we can keep guilt and issues hidden from God and others. God sees everything. There is nothing that we can hide from Him and He wants us to give Him our shame, instead of keeping it locked away. He doesn’t want to point the finger, but to forgive and restore us.” With that opening number being so good, it would be easy to forget the other tracks. However, although very different, “Valley of Decision” does have similar qualities. Almost with a feel of Southern Gospel, it’s a foot tappin’ track about taking the hand of Jesus when, maybe, you’ve previously distanced yourself from Him. “Blessed Assurance” is Gareth’s version of the well known worship song, and works well, with piano, trumpet and orchestral sounds providing the backing. “Within a Yard of Hell” is quite a title on its own. But, the song is big in production terms too. The theme is all about rescuing lost souls, even if they’re so close to the gates of hell. Are we prepared to do that? I’m sure that this recording will go down as well as its predecessor. The only trouble with this 4 track EP is that I wanted more! 9/10.
I’m delighted to announce the upcoming release of my brand new Christmas single! The song is called “I Will Seek You” and speaks of how Jesus is seeking each of us in the mundane and traiditonal Christmas tasks and celebrations – in the shopping and in the tinsel – even when we forget that He’s there! People have contributed to the song from the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, and the USA! It’s been mixed by Tim Gosden and mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.
The single will be released on all digital retailers on Friday 4th December. If you like the teaser video – please share it on Facebook or Twitter and help spread the word ahead of the single’s release! Thanks so much for your support.
You can now buy physical copies of my 2011 EP, “Counting Sheep”, online at Cross Rhythms Direct for only £4. ClickHERE to go to their site. Cross Rhythms reviewed the CD last year and gave it a 7/10 calling it “…an impressive debut”. Read the full review on their website. The EP is still available as a free download on Noisetrade.