Didn’t He Ramble Media

An archive of all press & appearances around Glen’s Didn’t He Ramble (Sept 18, 2015). Upon it’s release, it peaked at #2 on iTunes and entered the Billboard Charts at #92. It hit the Mania Top 30 at #6 and the Vinyl Top 50 at #8, both in the Netherlands. Also it debuted at #64 on ARIA (Australian Charts).

On December 8, 2015 Didn’t He Ramble was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk Album category.


GH_HotPress_RambleAlbum of the Year Rankings – 2015
Mania Magazine 15/30
The Last Mixed Tape 16/20
Across the Margin – 34/50
American Songwriter – 48/50

Album Reviews
– Hot Press – Lead Album review – 9 out of 10 stars —–> (click jpg for bigger)
QRO Mag 7.8 out of 10 stars
Indie for Bunnies (in Italian)
The Current Album of the Week
The Rocking Magpie
Stuff New Zealand 4 out of 4 stars
Twangville Album of the Month
folk radio uk
Le Parisien (in French) 5 out of 5 stars
Red Guitar Music
Gazet Van Antwerpen (in Dutch) – 4 out of 5 stars
College Tribune blog
Bored and Dangerous blog
Clash Music 8 out of 10 stars
Columbus College Chicago
Motley – Off the Record
GIGsoup 3.5 out of 5 stars
Under the Radar – 7 out of 10 stars
Unpaved (Australia)
The Finer Gazette (in Danish)
The Gryphon
Los Restos del Concierto (in Spanish)
The Courier Mail (Australia)
Shadows & Noise
Kemptation 7 out of 10 Stars
thank folk for that 4 out of 5 Stars
RockFreaks 7.5 out of 10 Stars
Geek Insider
RTE 2fm Album of the Week
Yale Daily News
The Irish News 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Written in Music (in Dutch)
Glide Magazine 7 out of 10 Stars
Soul Surmise blog
Music Feeds (Australia)
Pop Matters 7 out of 10 Stars
– Daily Express 3 stars (jpg)
– Yorkshire Post “A lovely set of songs” (jpg)

Renowned for Sound “Didn’t He Ramble is a work that’s been cared for, nurtured, and truly shows off Hansard’s lifetime in the industry. He manages to create not just music, but an atmosphere that keeps the listener intrigued and emotionally charged throughout” – 4 out of 5 Stars

FATEA Records “If variety is indeed the spice of life , then music is alive and well in the hands of Glen Hansard”

Sydney Morning Herald 4 out of 5 Stars
All Music 4 out of 5 Stars
The Music (Australia) 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Atwood Magazine
hmv.com Dublin
The Last Mixed Tape 10 out of 10 Stars
Student Life 4 out of 5 Stars

There Goes the Fear “a special and unique listen” – 8.5 out of 10 Stars

The Irish Times 4out of 5 Stars
earthings! blog 4 out of 5 Stars
AbsolutePunk 8.5 out of 10 Stars
Rolling Stone Australia

Bearded Magazine “Hansard is quoted as saying that his three songwriting heroes are Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison. Well he’s definitely channelling Van Morrison more than the other two with this release as it finds him in a spiritual and spontaneous mood that values heart more than head and is all the more enjoyable for it”

– Magnet Magazine 9 out of 10 Stars (png)
Consequence of Sound B-
Irish Echo
The Manila Bulletin

Digital Journal “a very intimate and personal collection of songs”

Songwriting Magazine “Hansard has delivered a haunting album of heavyweight songwriting” – 3 out of 5 Stars

The Skinny “Hansard’s earnest delivery and the occasional big band burst of brass is truly heart-warming” – 3 out of 5 Stars

– Mojo 4/4 Stars (jpg)
– Irish Echo (Australia) (pdf)
– Daily Mirror 4 Stars (jpg)
– Rhythms Magazine (Australia) (pdf)
– Uncut 7/10 (jpg)
– Classic Rock Review (jpg)
– Galore Magazine (in German) (jpg)

Le Quotidien (in French)
Craic & Tracks (in French)
Adelaide Review
Sydney Morning Herald
The West Australian
The Adelaide Review
The Australian
The West Australian
The AU Review
Chicago Tribune
Vancouver Sun
SF Gate
Hot Press
– Acoustic Guitar Magazine (pdf)
The Daily Beast
la repubblica (in Italian)
Pop Matters
Blurt Online
Gaffa (in Danish)
The Irish Times
Toronto Sun
Independent interview
Huffington Post UK interview
Discussions Magazine
Paste Magazine
Deutschlandradio Kultur (German)
– Stereo Magazine (German) (jpg)
– Akustik Gitarre (German) (jpgs 1 2 3 4)
Die Welt (German)
– Brigitte Magazine (German) (jpg)
– Road Tracks German Fanzine (jpg 1 2)
– HiFi Stars (German) (jpg)
hmv.com interview (Dublin)
– Glen gives a track-by-track guide at CBC Music
Kinda Musik interview (Dutch)
hmv.com interview (Canada)
Stack interview (Australia)
Sentireascoltare feature (Italian)

Twangville picks ‘Her Mercy’ as one of best songs of the year
The Lefort Report features the video for ‘My Little Ruin’
KSUT radio plays the album in its entirety on 23 October
– “Lowly Deserter” on The Guardian Playlist Sept 30
FolkRadioUK talks about “Lowly Deserter” video
– Mention in The Australian
– “Winning Streak” on The Independent’s The Playlist


20 January 2016 – NPR features ‘Ashes to Ashes’ on All Songs Considered

3 December – The Independent premieres Myles O’Reilly’s video for “Her Mercy”

2 December – Glen and band perform “Winning Streak” on Conan

6 November – Glen & the band perform “Lowly Deserter” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ——>

2 November – ‘My Little Ruin’ performance recorded by Myles O’Reilly from the album launch on North Great George’s Street

16 October – Glen plays two songs for Live @ Rockol: Winning Streak and Present Tense (Pearl Jam)

11 October – Video Portrait / Interview by Ryan Le Garrec for tv brussel

8 October – Audio interview on RadioEins in Germany with performances of ‘Paying My Way’

8 October – The Works Presents – Interview by John Kelly on RTE ONE, available to watch until 29 October

5 October – Le Cargo session #726 Paying My Way and My Little Ruin

2 October – Short video interview with Two Tube

2 October – Video performance of Her Mercy on studio q on cbc

2 October – Winning Streak from the Tower Records Album Launch

30 Sept – KUTX podcast called This Song, Glen talks in-depth about Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’

29 Sept – Video performance of ‘Winning Streak’ on Le Parisien TV

27 Sept – Radio interview with Dave Fanning at RTE 2fm

25 Sept – Video interview with Intro Magazin in Germany

24 Sept – Short video interview with Tony Clayton Lea at The Irish Times

24 Sept – Short video interview with Face Culture

18 Sept – Glen shares a story about meeting Leonard Cohen on CBC Music

18 Sept – Glen recommends 5 musicians you need to hear on CBC Music

16 Sept – Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW

16 Sept – Rolling Stone Australia shares My Soundtrack by Glen

15 Sept – Face Culture interview in three parts: One, Two, Three

14 Sept – Cardinal Sessions video performances of Didn’t He Ramble, Paying My Way, and Say It to Me Now (recorded in July 2015)

14 Sept – Audio interview on the Opie (& Jim) Radio Show on SiriusXM with performances of “Her Mercy” – “I’ll Tell Me Ma” (The Dubliners), “Lowly Deserter” and “Into the Mystic/Magestic” (Van Morrison). Here is video of “Into the Mystic”.

11 Sept – Myles O’Reilly’s full film (23 minutes) about the making of Didn’t He Ramble premiers on Amazon Front Row, also Australian premiere at Tone Deaf

11 Sept – The Shortlist shares Glen’s Ultimate Playlist

10 Sept – 6 places to listen to Didn’t He Ramble: NPR First Listen USA, RTÉ Ten Ireland, The Telegraph UK, CBC Canada, Rolling Stone (Germany), Rolling Stone (Australia)

10 Sept – National Post Interview and video performances of “Winning Streak” & “Coyote”

10 Sept – CBC Radio Interview and performances of “Winning Streak” and “Her Mercy”

9 Sept – You Made It Weird Podcast interview with Pete Holmes

9 Sept – Q Magazine Interview

3 Sept – Performance of 2 songs on Staat van Stasse NPO Radio 2 in NL – Her Mercy & Winning Streak

2 Sept – “Winning Streak” performed live on Exclaim! TV

1 Sept – Radio interview and performance at Radio Bremen.

25 Aug – “Lowly Deserter” video premier at Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Blog. Click through to read about Glen’s idea for the video.

22 Aug – Winning Streak and Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain performed live for KUTX

22 Aug – Face Culture Magazine performance of “Her Mercy”.

30 Jun – Video for “Winning Streak” (the first single from Didn’t He Ramble) premiers on NPR’s ‘First Watch’ with a short comment from Glen via email

14 May – Creative Minds discussion with Paul Williams led by Niall Stokes (photos here)

11 Mar – Interview on Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ Radio 1