“If the cold temps have got you down, then get to the Beat Kitchen early for the warm sounds of The Lovely Tyrants. Led by local singer-songwriter Phil Lomac, their brand of acoustic-powered folk adds in touches of comforting alt-country and reflective mid-’90s alt-rock.”
LOUD LOOP PRESS
“Lomac’s writing takes on a different life with his solo work, exposing a depth and maturity in his lyrics, offset by creative melody and minimalist production”
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES
“Honey-smooth voice and soothing melodies”
“Phillomac’s Stranger’s Funeral is an eight-song collection of indie folk-ish pop/rock originals from musician/songwriter Phil Lomac. While his solid vocals and guitar playing, lyrical craftsmanship, and DIY production values make his six mostly acoustic songs far more accomplished and pleasingly compelling than most, it’s the two more electric songs — eponymous opener and (especially) double-tracked vocal closer “Cinderella” — that point to an even more promising musical muse worth pursuing.”
“Phil’s music has been compared to Elliot Smith’s or Nick Cave’s. His songs shine with a certain clarity of thought and expression. Solid songwriting and arrangements are matched to lyrics that have power and genuine depth. Phil’s songs always have a backbone. Dig a little deeper and there is always a little more underneath.
INDIE DARKROOM NYC