“Recalling various power-pop trio influences, Autopilot have developed their own unique sound within Saskatoon that defies being pinned down to one genre."”
Ominocity (Saskatoon, SK)
"There is a sort of drowned sense of longing about "Last Play" that feels like life on the road across rural Canada, coupled with a vocal sourness that recalls Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell."
Alan Cross (Toronto, ON)
"Diamond Rough is a gem for anyone dedicated to the Canadian indie-rock scene."
The Ontarion (Guelph, ON)
“Diamond Rough showcases a sound that is familiar and comforting but with a twist that is all their own to create a well-rounded alternative rock sound."”
The Concordian (Montreal, QC)
"Because we're suckers for any long-haired musician who looks like Jesus and/or any band that shares the same name as one of the most epic Queens of the Stone Age songs known to mankind, so us becoming a fan of this Saskatoon-based band was pretty much a given
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"The songs have a strong feeling of 90s alternative bands such as Sonic Youth, with a melancholy undertone and lyrics looking at loss, illness and travel on the road - all complimented by a cohesive sound that's easy to listen to."
The Sheaf (Saskatoon, SK)
"[Autopilot] manage to craft some solid, guitar driven songs that have mass appeal, but without falling into the trap of clichéd writing and shitty, overly glossy production."
Planet S (Saskatoon, SK)
"This could be the next big thing."
- 94.9 The Rock (Toronto, ON)
"[Diamond Rough] offers a rich palette of spunky guitar riffs, punchy power chords, and spacey effects."
Verb (Saskatoon, SK)
"In the space where power pop meets shoegaze-style guitar layers, Autopilot has crafted an album that's both brilliantly hook-laden and atmospherically dark. Dreamlike vocals dance lightly overtop of pummeling rhythms, while layers of noise and delay trail off intermittently."
Planet S (Saskatoon, SK)
"There is good recording quality on this album, and all of the members of the band achieve cohesive sound, making this a great listen for the person looking for rebellious gratification."
The Equal Ground
"Overall, Diamond Rough is an album worth listening to. It provides the listener with an emotional journey."
WQAQ 98.1 FM (Hamden, CT)
"This band gives a modern and personal twist to rock music of the 90's as their sound is heavy with drums and guitar all under the gruff, unpolished-yet passionate croons from the lead singer." - Erinn Fung,
KAMP Student Radio (Tucson, AZ)