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"McGrath is like a jeweler, crafting small but perfectly formed pieces that tempt you to pick them up and hold them to the light, just to get a better glance."

Bill Meyer, Dusted Magazine

 "His versatile, experimental approach, reminiscent of Jim O’Rourke, Christian Fennesz, and Marc Ribot, pushes at the boundaries of new guitar music and the UK avant folk scene."

The Wire

"Bringing to mind the likes of Owen Pallett and Grizzly Bear, John McGrath is an artist capable of balancing classical and folk textures to great effect."

The Skinny

"Not only capable of channeling Britfolk greats as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn or Michael Chapman, he can also pick like John Fahey and his fellow American primitives."

For The Sake Of The Song

"Bringing a touch of the 21st century to the guitar soli scene, Irish guitarist John McGrath combines loop pedal technology with Takoma-style fingerpicking." 

Tyler Wilcox, Aquarium Drunkard

“his clutch of haunted icy soundscapes sounds very much like wandering around half-remembered wintry dreams.” 

Bido Lito!

"like Bert Jansch remixed by Four Tet, combining extraordinary technical mastery with warm drones and harmonic effects." 

The Cube


Adam Scovell's video for "Four Hills" is part of the new exhibition at FACT entitled "Science Fiction : New Death"

Interview for Burning Ambulance

"Four Hills" features on the November issue of The Wire Magazine's Tapper CD. Info here

Feature Interview for Bido Lito! here

Radio session for the Roger Hill Show available here

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