Because Songs Matter


Grapple The Rails managed to make my top 10 of 2012 despite not having even been reviewed on ninebullets. Well, today we remedy that horrific oversight.

When I first wrote about Tin Horn Prayer I described their sound as, “for cramped bar rooms with six inch high stages covered in spit stained ripped red carpet” and that they “seem[ed] to have an Irish bar band spirit to them in the sense that their charm lies in their raw, unpolished sound and if they were to clean it up any it just wouldn’t be the same.” Well. I am here to admit that I was wrong.

Grapple The Rails finds the band with a much cleaner sound and it took nothing away. Nay. It made them that much more awesome in my book. The first 5 or 6 times I listened to this album I was blown away by how far the band progressed from Get Busy Dying to Grapple The Rails. The singer still, in a traditional sense, isn’t very good but what he is doing is working perfect in Tin Horn Prayer.

Needless to say, Grapple The Rails is Essential Listening in my book.

Tin Horn Prayer - All’s Well That Ends     

Tin Horn Prayer - Fire In The Jailhouse     

Tin Horn Prayer - Stumble     

Tin Horn Prayer on Facebook, Tin Horn Prayer on Spotify, Buy Grapple The Rails


  1. Lynchie from Aberdeen Lynchie from Aberdeen
    January 24, 2013    

    Loved “Fire In The Jailhouse” best – thanks for sharing these. Great stuff.

  2. January 26, 2013    

    singer*s* since they have 3 singers in the band, but I know which one you mean! haha

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