“Absinthe Rose starts the record with some quality and straight-forward acoustic/electric folk punk. It wouldn't be unfair to say that AR stick to the roots of Americana folk and go the extra mile by coating their sound with some punk/folk instrumentation. Yes this is definitely more country than punk. What makes it punk though is the mind-frame behind the whole music, which is totally DIY punk, of course. The band promotes 'DIY awareness and skepticism' with incendiary political lyrics, which many will love and sing to howling at the moon on their drunken or tea-soaked nights. If you like to find your punk somewhere at the outdoors, in an old house in the woods or by the railroad tracks next to empty sticky bottles, this is for you!”
TAKE YOUR SHOT FANZINE OCT 2010
“While some would describe them as folk-punk, they could just as easily be associated with the gothic Americana of O’Death and the Builders and the Butchers. It’s fantastic to be able to add a female-led band to the canon of this sub-genre that’s been bubbling in the indie underground for a decade now. Kimberly Rose delivers her vocals in a style all her own, but certainly influenced by PJ Harvey and Sharon Van Etten. Mixing acoustic and electric tracks, cow-poke folk and punky moan, this EP delivers an all-too-short snapshot of an indie band on the rise.”
THE NOISE March 2012
“Female-led band armed with banjo and acoustic guitars writes a charging blend of what I would call rawhide country punk. Backed by a strong and powerful rhythm section, the bass and drums are what catch my attention. The guitar and other string instruments add the texture and nuances that add the color to the music. After a few listens, I was moved and captivated!