What Press Says

“Western Transport is the best LP of any unsigned act in Montreal” – saidthegramophone.com

“This album from Canadian James Irwin speaks for itself as one of the finest singer songwriter albums to emerge in recent times.” Bandcamp Hunter

“A rich yet directed production reminiscent of Bill Callahan or Will Oldham makes Western Transport well-suited for easy listening and atmosphere, but it absolutely shines when given full attention.” – Cody Django Redmond

“(10/10). It’s flawless and well crafted in style and atmosphere. No repetition, just slow development from song to song. And this slowness results in a beautiful album, just right for lazy summer nights.” - Dying For Bad Music

“Western Transport is beautiful; smooth on all edges, but lyrically it’s jagged and strong enough to rip through your heart.” Herohill

Western Transport takes me out of any situation and replaces it with a static, hot vacuum outside of time and place” Regnsky.dk (Translated from original Danish)

“The balladry of James Irwin’s all newWestern Transport will make you swoon.” The Argue Job

“James Irwin has accomplished a stunning and beautifully refreshing debut that I just know will continue to grow in personality with every listen and will no doubt end up on my favourites of 2012 list.” Smallprint

Press for James’ early release of Western Transport as Blue Dust advance copy in 2011:

7.5/10 Montreal Mirror

4/5 Voir

Single released by Bad Panda Records out of Italy.

On Said the Gramophone  and in their best of 2011, and a feature of the song Old Cars

Heineken Music editorial with Little Scream

Best of ’11 on Herohill 

Mad Mackerel

Feature on Ticker-Taperie

Feature on The Record Stack

Indie Music Filter

Austin Town Hall 

Italian blog Paperblog


Reviews of Feye by My People Sleeping (2009)

8/10 (Montreal Mirror) - “Like pop music filtered through an opium den”

3/5 (Voir) - “Cortes et Take Anything sont de parfaits exemples de space-pop enveloppante, aspirante”

“Un pop rock grandioso e magniloquente, dove le parti strumentali non sono un semplice accompagnamento dei cantati ma, spesso e volentieri, diventano l’elemento portante dei brani, assumendo i contorni e un allure da colonna sonora. “(SoundVerite)

3.8/5 (Nightlife) “MPS craft a dreamy space pop that relies on few clichés. Heavy on the keyboards, most songs crawl along, trawling the odd slide guitar accompaniment and healthy experimental twists, instead relying on the quiet nothings in-between, to breathe and grow and expand.”

Ultimately, their songs suck you into a vortex of gloom and gleeful absurdity, and then leave your brain with the indelible mark of an infectious pop song. And you want more. (Ajisignal)

Oddly enough, feye means destined to die, but the heartbeat of this record is strong and defiant. Each of the seven songs is moody and pain filled at times, but surprisingly determined. You succumb to the nostalgic beats and chords as you looking back to happier times but somehow still find a surprising comfort in your modern melancholy. (Herohill)

The music sounds like it’s the work of ghosts playing in a haunted parlour, while the vocal interplay between James Irwin, Ruby Kato Attwood and Katherine Peacock just adds to the overall feeling of unease. (I (Heart) Music)

…while their intriguingly narcotic psych-pop bears shades of the familiar, what makes their music catch the ear isn’t everything you’ve heard before — it’s the small, exacting details you haven’t…(Northern Exposure)

My People Sleeping’s debut EP is certain, deft, weird and truly wonderful. (Said the Gramophone)

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