Album reviews: Paddy Casey, Villagers, The Killers

A pair of acclaimed Irish troubadours and the veteran US stadium rock outfit are reviewed this week

Pressure Machine, The Killers’ seventh studio album, is a marked cut above previous releases.


Paddy Casey

Turn this Ship Around (Paddy Casey Music)

Sometimes, significant commercial success outside Ireland isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, even to an ambitious singer-songwriter, but when you look at Paddy Casey you have to wonder why it never happened for him on even a moderate global scale. Over 20 years ago, he was signed to a major record label and managed by U2’s arch strategist Paul McGuinness, but at some point ...