“I notice songs with great musicianship. The music blends several true indie influences to create a new feel. The keyboard is the most upfront 80s factor and present throughout most of the songs, but the guitars are what really set this album apart, ranging from crunchy to stringy to tangled and jangled to intricately melodic. The drums keep toes tapping and twist together with the keyboards to keep all of the music cohesive and interesting...Lucky for us, Mahteo [Kill The Dance Floor] are not ripped right out of the 80s, and the influence is taken to just the right measure. This music is purely modern, but it also contains a nod to mid and late 90s indie rock pioneers"”
“."From the first notes of Republic, it's not hard to hear those well-worn influences: Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Cure. "You're the target worth lying for," sings Micky nonchalantly as Raul and bassist Mike Cardenas form a rigidly '80s rhythm behind him. From "Montreal" to "New Love," there's nigh a new wave headstone left unturned as the Espinosas lovingly survey a decade remembered most for skinny ties and tight-fitting pants. Serving both as a tribute and tongue-in-cheek statement of purpose, The NuWave Republic has its charm.....Although clearly derivative, there certainly aren't many bands investigating this territory these days, and Mahteo does a credible job..."”
"It’s got the hooks, and it’s got those electronic sounds that are all the rage these days. On this EP, the guitars supply the rhythm while the electronic noises and keyboard provide the melody to follow through the songs. It’s a solid EP, and this could be a band to make a note of, or at least keep an eye on as they grow."