Owen Patrick Walls was just one of the charismatically talented artists who I had the pleasure of stumbling across at Edinburgh Fringe this year. The Canadian Edinburgh-dwelling Indie singer songwriter stepped to the stage acoustic guitar in tow with an instantly accessible sound and didn’t fail to animate the room with his resonant style. Whilst my recollections of the evening are a little hazy, his 2018 EP ‘It’s Up to You’ reminded me how ethereally charming his acoustic compositions were.
His jangly fretboard mastery even makes Johnny Marr sound flat, and it’s safe to say that if at least one of the tracks on the EP doesn’t put a smile on your face, you’re a little dead inside. Even though each track is concordantly constructed, you’ll still be treated to some of the punchiest melodies you’ve heard through Indie soundwaves in a while. The indulgently sweet instrumentals are further complimented by Owen’s magnetically mesmeric vocal style which is steeped with his unique euphoric energy.
You can check out Owen’s 6-track EP ‘It’s Up to You’ for yourselves by heading over to Spotify. ‘Addict’ has already become a firm favourite and a prominent feature on my playlists.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast