Crimes Against is the solo recording project from Ireland’s Daniel Doherty. Having been running his own studio where he has recorded the likes of Fontaines D.C., Slyrydes, Vulpynes, Damien Dempsey and Somebodys Child, Doherty now steps out with his own material. With a debut album scheduled for later this year ‘Dirty River’ is the first taster of the new body of work and is a remarkably accomplished entrance.
The new single is has a gritty, raw edge with the guitars feeling crunchy and ever-present. Doherty’s vocal is slightly masked but sits beautifully atop a bopping instrumental that almost waltzes around with a certain elegance. ‘Dirty River’ has a delicacy to it despite feeling like a grumbling lo-fi rock track in places, and this mix of mood and feeling makes it a seriously interesting debut.