"When Fionn played "Waterside" live in the studio for our radio show, he left everyone in the room breathless.

His voice is incredibly pure and always soulful. An amazing performer, songwriter, and recording artist."

~ Mark Sutton, NPR Producer


"magic writing, magic playing, magic album"

~ Billy Bragg


"Fionn combines the skill of a legendary rock musician with an energy and innovation that is completely modern,

his music holds a mirror to society, forcing us to reflect on our reality while being flooded in waves of ethereal sound"

~ Adam McLaughlin


"A rock and soul sound that’s more akin to a religious experience" ~ Pacific Sun


"Lovely, lyrical, spiritual, a joy to listen to"

~ Howard Zinn


'We've heard few recent debuts as bold and provocative as Fionn O Lochlainn's Spawn of the Beast.

Not only does he demonstrate a knack for observant songwriting, but he's an impressive guitarist and musters a vocal range that stretches from dry witticisms to power-crooning worthy of Jeff Buckley"

~ Time Out NYC


"...singer-songwriter Fionn O Lochlainn plays a hard-rocking guitar..."

~ The New Yorker


"It is a great example of using acoustic instruments in a very energetic context. Very refreshing and exciting."

~ Andy Wallace, producer/mixer. (Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, RATM)


"An incredible voice and masterful guitar playing." ~ Coolfer


"A big rock-influenced sound and an equally substantial artistic statement"

~ Jon Sobel, Blogcritics



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