"Amidships’ sound has a presence that is at once vulnerable and unyielding. Their set is melancholic brilliance, sad lo-fi rock full of atmospheric artistry, grungy rock swings and profound violin laments – all delivered with astonishing heart. A truly sensational performance."
— The Thin Air
"I said that they were "one of the most exciting bands to come out of these isles for some time", now that I've had the chance to see them live, I can say that this is not just empty hyperbole: they really are that good."
— The Metaphorical Boat
““In a world of different voices, all braying for our attention, Amidships stand out. Voices full of hope, yet tinged with resignation, theirs is the sound of the lost and the melancholy. Over a bed of low rumbling bass, and slowly undulating guitars, JP McCorley lives through the characters he creates, colouring them like a master dramatist, making them real. This is certainly the start of something special.””
— BBC Introducing
"An exceptional live performance...absolutely incredible...the vocal delivery is startling...the intensity of the performance amazing."
— U&I Magazine
"The band have an almost Arcade Fire presence about them, which fills up a venue with nothing but pure musical charm. Their EP, 'The Friendly Fire Sessions' is seven tracks of wonderment and I for one await with bated breath for their next offering."
— Clash Music Blog
"Amidships touch upon Arcade Fire levels of epic-ness in the G-Sessions tent, the sound bang on, the size of the arena perfect."
— Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster
"It takes a special talent to create a musical world all of your own and Amidships, led by the vulnerably excellent JP McCorley, have built one hell of a fortress. Their EP oozes confidence while flitting between swooping atmospheric guitars and a sense of melancholy that never feels fake. Without doubt one of NI's most exciting prospects. "
— Hot Press Magazine
"Amidships continue their unstoppable rise to greatness, with outsider indie shrouded in mystery."
— Hot Press Magazine
““Beautiful, beautiful stuff.””
— The Daily Star
"A perfect balance of zesty atmospherics and epic rock swings."
— The Times
"Amidships are a band that many people will fall in love with, we've already done so."
— Phantom 105.2