20th November: GigSoup - Album Feature: With the American singer-songwriters dominating Music City and by extension, the Alt-Country and Americana scene in this country, perhaps it’s time to give some homegrown voices a chance to create and define their own version of the Nashville sound. With this new LP and fresh songwriting start, Dave Giles is doing just that.
13th November: Fatea Music - Album Review: Crowdfunded, his fan base raised an amazing £25,000 to make the album. It was money well invested.
9th November: Andrew Riley - Gig Review: "Dave has either been very lucky, or very wise. His backing band of Nashville musicians plays to each other’s strengths and the whole set simply bounces off the walls and you can’t help but tap your feet."
1st November: Soundscape - Album Review: "Sonically the album sounds amazing. Each musician is performing at the top of their respective games, but it’s the songs that really set this apart. They have a way of really working their way into the section of the brain that is in charge of humming, and singing random parts of songs out of nowhere, and then they stick there like the understated genius they are, getting better with each and every listen. 10/10"
1st November: AmyAdores - Album Review: "Tennessee & 48th gives a completely new sound for Giles, it’s new and exciting. A much fuller sounding record than his previous releases, and yet there is no question that this music belongs to Dave Giles. The lyrics are deep and meaningful and bring in waves of emotion, yet they still contain the signature comfort that Giles has always brought to his music, and despite their heavy subjects, still feel uplifting."
24th October 2018: Solo Armada - Album Review: " After a few more listens you’ll find that favourite tracks revolve and continue to do so with each listen. The sign of not just a good album but a fucking great one."
24th October 2018: Small Music Scene - Single review: "The London musician gives us a tune with some of the most genuinely heart-tugging lyrics of this year that personally had us struggling to fight back the emotions, and Dave conveys them flawlessly through an incredible performance."
20th October 2018: Tongue Tied Magazine - Single review: "Dave Giles’ “Taken Too Soon” is a departure from the existentially sad themes that characterize music in 2018’s hysteria. It’s the sudden and overwhelming kind of sadness that can’t really be numbed, at least not for long."
16th October 2018: GigSoup - Single Preview: "New single Taken Too Soon is a tender, mid-tempo rocker showcasing a new found maturity to his songwriting and the Americana/Country talents of the Nashville musicians he assembled for the new LP. With the inspiration for the song being a fan and friend of his who has since passed away, this is powerful stuff."