Trouble Came Looking
Uncut May 2013
Odes to austerity, rich in detail
Ross' output away from the pop anihemics of Deacon Blue has frequently trod a more reflective and serious path, and this sixth solo release borders on an acoustic-based concept album examining poverty and desperation.
The title track catalogues a litany of social setbacks, supplanting the dustbowl paeans of Woody Guthrie to the modern industrial world,and theres poetic imagery aplenty on “Taxi Drivers Ride The Lights " and “Now I Smoke, Like I Used To Pray". Ultimately, it’s an episodic journey populated by well fleshed-out and easily identifiable characters, their all too real stories recounted with precision and tenderness. Terry Staunton