"Over the past few years Antrim's Ben Glover has been steadily refining his craft as a world class singer-songwriter. It seems all that hard work has paid off, as his latest offering "Before The Birds' sees the troubadour at his career best. Recorded in Nashville, the ten track opus is an alt.county tour de force that effortlessly veers from bourbon-soaked ballads ('Almost Home') to Heartbreakers-esque pop-rock ('You Are The Same As The Tide') all of which marks Glover as one of Ireland's finest tunesmiths. The addition of backing vocalist Kaci Bolls makes much of the material on "Before The Birds" soar to the stars and there's rarely a wasted note on this remarkable release."
“Don't be surprised if the music accompanies some intense moments in your life, or if this transatlantic enterprise becomes a rogue success.”
BBC Radio Ulster
“Glover's charisma is palpable from the opening chords of "No Direction Home", and hollers for the benefit of a tour to showcase his songbook in all three dimensions.”
The Irish Times
““Before The Birds is simply stunning. His sound has a familiarity to it, like all the best bits of artists he loves, yet he has nailed a sound which is uniquely his...With each album release he is laying down a new benchmark for himself which is going to be harder and harder to better. The thing is though, you just know that he will better it, as hard as it is going to be."
"The resemblance between Glover and Springsteen is uncanny. Not only does he have the rugged voice of Bruce but also he adds a sweet bright sound of music behind his voice. The two meshed together make a dynamic combination."
"Listen to his music. You too will become an instant fan. You will be hearing lots more from this singer/songwriter."
"Having previously notched up comparisons to Earle, Forbert, Springsteen, Morrison and Gray, while faint traces remain here and there (along with a vague hint of Dylan) this time round he's very much his own voice...Sketching pictures, Glover's lyrics are economical and direct, yet emotionally poetic. It's testament to his writing skills and the conviction of his heart that he can write something called Song Of A Caged Bird Singing with a line about a broken wing and soar above the inherent cliches...Take a listen, because this is a musical love affair you'll want to be in for the long haul."
“Ben Glover has been quietly charming the under-crackers off of everyone from Belfast to Nashville and everywhere in between for the past few years and his debut album,The Week The Clocks Change is one of the most accomplished records you'll hear all year. ”
“Ben Glover hails from Northern Ireland but sounds like he belongs amongst the best of American singer/ songwriters- and could easily be a rival for the likes of Ryan Adams”
Get Read To Rock
“Glover is our very own Bruce Springsteen with an Irish accent and "The Week The Clocks Changed" shouldn't be missing in any record collection.”
“For anyone wondering who the next big thing to come out of Northern Ireland will be, we at The Late Show would advise you to take a listen to Ben Glover.”
BBC Radio Ulster