““heady folk and sweet melodies embellish an accomplished set of songs that duck and dive between Americana tinged, slow lullabies and fast, catchy tunes - Bittersweet is surprisingly varied while retaining a direction definitely attributable to The Accidentals’ sound. This talented young duo have found their trademark sound, but they’re not going to let it get in the way of a little diversity."”
““stunning, an unforgettable experience watching these two girls play a sea of instruments, moving effortlessly from one to the other, while entertaining the masses with their wit, haunting harmonies, and catchy melodies.””
“ON BITTERSWEET -"they’ve effortlessly avoided any suggestion of the dreaded “sophomore album slump” with a collection that gets under the skin and makes itself very comfortable. The lyrical flow is intriguing and absorbing – and so complex as to draw comparison to Joanna Newsom in full poetic flight."”
Leicaster Bangs UK
“We enjoyed having you ! You girls are awesome...!”
Towne Plaza Cafe
“Thank you THE ACCIDENTALS for packing our house last night. We're working with Amber for more dates. You girls ROCK! Wishing you nothing but HUGE success! We know that one day we'll be saying, "we knew them when . . " and "they played here in 2012!"”
“You guys are great! Grabbed a CD myself today.”
“I heard you ladies last night for the first time, and I loved it.”
“I stayed your whole set cause you girls sounded like angels. Truly loved your music”
“You girls are awesome!!!
“I was here, you girls are AMAZING! I bought your CD, and I keep it on repeat. True talent ♥ With love from Detroit!! ♥”
“Went to traverse city this past weekend for the first time, we caught friday night live and saw you perform.. It was great, you girls rock! I wish ya well!
"I was also at Friday Night Live in TC last week and heard you for the first time. Enjoyed your music so much I purchased your CD. You write great songs. Love your music. Yesterday after the 11 a.m. movie at The State theater, they were playing your CD."
"You guys rocked the Little Bohemia today! Thanks for playing "Denial of Death", definitively my favorite song by you guys."
"Your CD is fantastic. quite frankly its beautiful. Incredibly soothing and a relaxing companion when driving home. It was awesome watching you guys last night"
“Listening to Traverse City duo The Accidentals (a name even more witty than it sounds, as it refers to musical terminology) is something quite different than what you might expect. The buzz around these two singer-songwriters is that they’re up-and-coming local musicians who have just released their first CD, Tangled Red and Blue, and that they’re playing impressive, quirky live shows around town.
Back to that first listen, their original songs carry titles like “Eye to Eye,” “Jargon,” and “The Band-Aid Song,” all of which feature an eclectic range of sounds (both play at least a half-dozen instruments - each) as well as carefully-constructed harmonies and lead vocals that recall Juliana Hatfield, Joni Mitchell, or Metric’s Emily Haines. It’s difficult to believe that music this accomplished is being crafted by two talents who are still in high school - but that’s The Accidentals’ story.
“They are a terrific pair of musicians.”
“Hey! I just heard your album! You guys sound great! Kudos for the cello and pretty sounds, from a fellow cello player and music enthusiast. Keep up the good work.”
“I saw you girls play at Left Foot Charlie and you are great!”
“I'm listening to you guys right now and it's making my heart ache, in a beautiful sort of way. ♥”
“You guys were GREAT at Teleganza! Keep it up, we want to hear more!
“You ladies were a wonderful addition to Colantha Unplugged! I can't wait to hear you at Cow Fest in June :)
“great music, keep up the amazing work!
“Loved your show tonight. Great talent!”
“Great job tonight opening for Anna Quindlen! :) amazing as always!”
“Saw you perform at the Dairy Fest, bought your CD! Lovely music!
“Alright, I am totally hooked on you guys! I don't even know either of you, but seriously. You rock my socks off”
“Thanks for the lovely tunes yesterday! My daughters didn't want to leave the festival because they were enjoying your music so much!
Natalie Kranz Byrne