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“When Marshall Poole released their first official EP, The Misconception, on November 26th, 2013, the bar for alternative-indie blues/rock bands in the Northwest area was raised forever. . . Marshall Poole is not a band that releases an EP with one great single and four other fillers. Rather, every song is tight and the record just gets better and better as it spins around the proverbial turntable. . . With their debut five track EP, The Misconception (2013), Marshall Poole has elevated the standard for what good indie-blues/rock records can and should be—and for all of the members being 19-20 years old—Marshall Poole sounds like a band wise beyond their years in this EP—and also like one on the cusp of success.”
"I've said this before, and I said it to a friend who watched this set with me: groups like this really make me feel like I haven't done enough with my life. The members of this band are only 18 or 19, I learned, but they've already got it all together. Between Rider Soran's clean, firm voice and Melanie Radford's tough, sultry one, they boast two solid singers. Between Soran's astonishing guitar solos, Radford's humongous, funky basslines, Mike Hoobery's fluid but foundational drums and the swaggering groove that held them all together, they didn't remind me of anything so much as Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys. Between their spit-shined tunes and hooks galore, they sounded as if they could take the classic rock canon and at least wrestle it to a tie. My friend wondered where they could go in five years' time. So do I."
"... You feel like you are at the greatest rock concert of all time when they hit the stage and despite the size of that stage, they occupy it like true heroes of their generation and with songs like ''[The Younger] Generation'' how can you even deny the fact that Rock and Roll still exists? With huge smiles, wriggling bodies, blasting riffs, mind blowing leads and head shaking melodies, these three put hair metal to shame and make the blues proud. From fans to new listeners, by the end of their performance, all jaws are dropped and all fists are raised to the sky."