“‘Everything Breaks’ manages the uncommon trick of being both lovely and urgent…an elegiac litany of facts, descriptions, and/or circumstances, creating a kind of beauty-meets-tragedy atmosphere” — Fingertips Music
An exquisite sound full of breathy enthusiasm and a grandeur that’s really quite impressive. The Truth Is Like The Sun could be called the Sgt. Pepper of the indie set! — No Depression
“One of the more intriguing releases in quite some time…seamlessly stitches together dozens of different influences into a cohesive quilt of modern pop…not a bum track out of ten!”
— Pop That Goes Crunch!
“This album is rich, deep, full, and at times revelatory. And yet wasn’t recorded in a studio! This is Orchestral Pop of the highest order. It’s The Mamas and the Papas with strings. It’s a more contemporary, less preachy Blood Sweat and Tears.” —Berkeley Place
”’There Will Be Violins’ is one of those great album openers that’s about the album itself…It’s a statement of intent, and the intent is: this is not just another boring band with guitars.” —Working For The Clampdown
“Gorgeous opener “I Will Always Be Swimming In This Sea” is Prince, Mercury Rev and Sgt Pepper-era Beatles, the epic “Vacationing” is Tom Waits, Todd Rundgren and even a little bit Coldplay, and the pained, soaring “Precious” is the Bad Seeds meets Philly soul with Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis on vocals. Delightful, the lot of it.” —NME