““The Raven is as pretty a song as you'll hear this year, and like the album's opener, Saviour (I Tried), is filled with small flutters and warm air, sung with a lingering sadness. Sadness gives the lightly stepping, brass and strings-punctuated Benny a sense of pain to come, and the jauntier For A While Now a counterweight to the punchy acoustic rhythm. It lends the country rockish Honey Are You Alright a good dusting of Lucinda Williams to balance its Jackson Browne sweetness and plants Darling It's You in a folk bed previously made by Laura Marling. t's never a glum album though; the songs too warm and inviting, the spirit underneath too strong, to deter engagement. That said, if Harnett was tempted into becoming what Bragg called "a little black cloud in a dress", you'd go along for the ride."””
Sydney Morning Herald
“A rose by any other name . .
Lucinda Williams may well be some kind of inspiration for Sydney's Caitlin Harnett, working similarly from a country music base as she does. But it's the musical cross-pollinations of earlier female forces such as Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro that strike as touchstones on Harnett's debut of both easy-rolling and intricate songs, full of beautifully broad 70s-style pop arrangements and stark country feeling. Whatever the backing, these songs soar wonderfully on Harnett's honeyed voice”
“It was a pivotal scene in Neighbours last week. As Andrew Robinson revealed to Tash that he didn’t love her, and he sent Facebook messages to the third member of the love triangle, Summer, the soundtrack was provided by Sydney singer-songwriter Caitlin Harnett. “Watch us breaking, folding beneath the fire,” Caitlin sang, “a battle between what we have and what we desire.” Before Now is the achingly beautiful opening cut on Caitlin’s second EP, All In The Golden Afternoon. You wonder how one so young – Caitlin has just said goodbye to her teenage years – can write something so melancholic and poetic. “I love you is just another thing we said to make it right,” Caitlin sings, “You tell me this is dying, well, I’ve been dying for too long now.”
. Many artists are doing the fey pop thing, but few are doing it with as much depth and poetic insight. . Caitlin Harnett is going to be a star, it’s just a matter of when.”
“Her sound is earnest and wonderfully simple, like a straight answer in a sea of bullshit. It is post-dreamy and threaded through with the good elements of country. If I had to choose one reason to listen to her it would be this, when she lifts you follow.”
“Every now and then you run across an artist who you feel, rather than hear. When I first saw Caitlin, I closed my eyes, and her music took me away. Yes, I heard it, but I also felt it which is a rare thing.”
— Tim Daley XYZ Network
"Caitlin Harnett is one of the freshest talents I've heard in a long time. Her EP is extraordinarily good. I'm sure that an enormous career is going to grow from this Tiny Spark"
“Caitlin Harnett's debut EP Tiny Spark is a beautiful testament to just how lovely an acoustic guitar and melodic vocals can be.
— The Brag