Captain Wilberforce / Press
“Instantly memorable tunes - 4 stars!”
"The primary elements are clear stories, copper-bottomed tunes and eyes-narrowed, teeth-clenched emotional commitment. Fresh settings are constructed to suit each song, with a bold variation of instrumentation and very deft use of backing vocals. 8/10"
"The acidic tone of his critiques sit well within the deceptively cheery pop arrangements, and the focus on fractured relationships mines a productive vein of emotional turmoil. 3 Stars"
“This record is a rollercoaster ride, a contrast of atmospheres and emotions, killer melodies and classic song writing. ”
"there is a trio of ditties that, had Radiohead released them, would be lauded as the works of geniuses..."
"There's not a duff track here, but special attention should really be directed at the title track which is both reminiscent of and as good as anything Sgt Pepper"
"This is songwriting on par with Neil Finn, Elvis Costello and Andy Partridge."
"So let me put it simply: if Michael Penn or Jon Brion had grown up in Leeds instead of L.A., this is what they would sound like."
"A magnificent album packed to the brim with the kind of sophisticated, yet potent power pop defined by Matthew Sweet, Auer/Stringfellow and Falkner/Manning."
"Make sure you decide to possess this essential recording."
"Four stars... A very good album."
"Sounds like a poppier and less-depressed Elliott Smith with a little Costello grit sprinkled with a dash of Buckley musical atmospherics."