'Words' has new songs and some you may recognise but with an added dimension. The tracks are indicative of the band's 2013 live set which contains some gospel/blues/funk/rock, all helped along by the fine backing vocals of Denise J Thompson and Leroy Johnson. Plus Paul's regular fare of lyrics reach into those secluded areas within the human brain and rhythms that extend into the hidden reaches of the human soul.
The 2011 album 'Some People Believe Anything' by the Paul Poulton Project. New songs plus two bonus songs, 13 in all. Recorded between March and July 2011.
Songs that have something to say about the past, present and future. The way we live in the modern world - the real hustle - couples who are on the edge of breaking up - world empires - porn - what have the Nephilim got to do with world history? New angles on old themes. Songs that are informative, encouraging and challenging. Songs that reach down into the darkness and up into heaven. There are themes running through the album from song to song. The last album 'Too Twitchy' featured the blues. But it's funk and rock for 'Some People Believe Anything' with a touch of blues.
The new album 'Too Twitchy' captures the fat modern-blues chugging machine the Paul Poulton Project have become. Here are a few comments we've recently received, "arrangement, guitar playing and singing 'blew me away,'" Wayne Sadlier. "Really love the song writing," Doyi. "Enjoyin PPP tunes on my i-pod, great music to work by," Michael Tobin. Radio stations have have already been playing songs from 'Too Twitchy'. The guitar licks, while not too obvious, manage to reach out and grab the casual listener by the ears. Some blues-ridden piano parts add the icing to the thick layers of rhythmic cake. Paul's lyrics reach down to the depths of the human psyche relating our reactions to the minutae of daily life.
"Looking For Someone To Blame". 2009 album from the Paul Poulton Project. 12 tracks bristling with rhythm, engaging hooks and evocative lyrics. Real-life songs from real life as we live it. It's gritty, glorious and grooves along with some melodic guitar work, creative drumming and some rather nice tunes.
"Terrific tunes, really great stuff man!" Kyle Schweikhard
"I really enjoy your writing skills and great sounds. You are a breath of fresh air!" Mark W. Schmidt
"Great sound, love the descending motif in the solo...cool...Stay inspired..." Viv Neville
"My favourite track is "Don't Blame Me". Great song" Ken Barclay
"You guys have a great sound. I was listening to you all this morning.Love the sound!!!!!" Mindy
"We're looking forward to the new album. Really enjoyed what we've heard so far!" Robin and Helen Thompson
"loved married people... really different... almost Prince like vocal tight harmony vibe... love it!" Yazz (the pop star)
"Paul gives 'food for thought' ". Geoff Howlett BBC Radio Humberside
"10/10 Excellent" Hans Mair 'Radio Osttirol'
"a batch of great songs"
"an excellent album all round"
"The songs really groove well....topped with Paul's inimitable vocal style"
"I saw The Paul Poulton Project earlier this year along with over 1,000 other people... in Sheffield and I'm pleased to say that this album is every bit as good as the live performances"
Praise is a hidden doorway in the world, which enables us to see things outside of the universe. This look at praise takes some surprising turns and gives us insight into heaven, hell, the world we live in and our own souls.
Paul has written for magazines, web sites and now his first book is available. If you enjoy Paul's song lyrics then you will find the same concise style in "Fishing for Praise".
'Fishing For Praise' is also available from US publishers Wipf and Stock - www.wipfandstock.com
"attempts have been made to graft contemporary elements into the Christmas carols but few have done it as brilliantly"
"I've a gut feeling that this little gem could turn out to be Paul's best ever selling album."
"a stunning makeover"
"effortless groove provided by the trio throughout"
"crack rhythm section playing some good songs with catchy hooks"
"he's an excellent guitarist"
"Poulton's quirky humour ("Abraham gave a meal to his angels/I wondered, should I offer mine some toast?") helps get his point across."
"Funny, faith-building, fantastic!
Like a breath of fresh air on a stuffy night.
"Singer/songwriter Poulton's seventh release is an impressive collection."
"Rhythm and blues is the predominant flavour, but reggae creeps into the sharply observational 'Flaky People', a track which has gained radio airplay Stateside"
"Flaky is a well put-together set from an experienced and talented artist"
"The band work up some fairly infectious rhythms"
"take a bit of Bob Dylan, mix in some Charlie Peacock and you're not a million miles away"
"Too many instrumental projects are sterile and soulless; this is alive, and all the better for it"
"always with excellent technique, and even more importantly, with feeling"
"superb uncluttered arrangements and stratospheric backing vocals"
"I found this album quite compulsive listening. Yes I was impressed...Mr Poulton moves through R&B, funk, reggae and country blues with apparent ease."
"packed with clever musical and lyrical touches"
"exploding secular values with devastating effect"
"Paul's great strength is he crafts songs that say more in a stanza than most songsmiths can manage in an album"
"his taste for skanking rhythms shows through here"
"it is obvious from hearing Paul... that he really takes time over lyrics"
"The overall effect is an arty, brooding slab of music"
""You're Just A Ghost" echoes the CSLewis idea ( in the Great Divorce )"
"The songs have something of a gentle, bluesy touch and score heavily in the area of complex, penetrating lyrics"