McCool’s breed of slick alternative pop has won acclaim from tastemakers including The Sunday Times, Wonderland, Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit and the 405, as well as Huw Stephens and Alice Levine, while BBC Introducing described the edgy artist as “one of the finest emerging songwriters around”.
The singer-songwriter’s brilliant debut was built on a foundation of deliciously dark, gloomy indie-pop, but ‘The Great Unknown’ is an awakening – emerging from the shadows and rising victoriously with a number of prickly pop tunes like Huw Stephens favourite ‘Pins’ and rousing epic numbers like ‘Fortress’ sandwiching subtly emotive songs such as Radio One playlisted ‘Cardiac Arrest’.
13 Sep – Gallimaufry, Bristol
13 Sep – The Moon Club, Cardiff
15 Sep – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
17 Sep – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
18 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
19 Sep – Think Tank, Newcastle
21 Sep – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
22 Sep – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
23 Sep – Fallow Cafe, Manchester
24 Sep – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
26 Sep – Portland Arms, Cambridge
27 Sep – The Cookie, Leicester
29 Sep – Green Store Door, Brighton
1 Oct – Buyers Club, Liverpool