…. The vocals recover the essence of the feminine American bands of power pop – SOITU.ES (SPAIN)
…Nushu are reminiscent of the Go Gos, Veruca Salt and an early, looser, Bangles. One song called Spill has the manic energy of the Ramones crossed with the Go Gos – POWER POP REVIEW
...The CD is called Nevermind Lullabye but it isn’t the angsty grunge of Nirvana or a quiet lullabye that’s on offer here -rather it’s a power pop album with great female vocal harmonies, solid guitar work and catchy melodies – CABIN ESSENCE
…Spill opens the album in high-voltage, with punk energy, gentle vocals and melodies, followed by So Glad You Dig Me and Need To Be - and the record starts not to hide the influences of The Go Go' s, Bangles even indie muse Tanya Donelly and Belly - POWER POP STATION (BRAZIL)
“NUSHU (hula) Right before I popped this in the player I was listening—as I often do—to the great girl group ‘60s box, Girl Group Sounds. Funny, this L.A. female duo sound like their space age sisters, updated by loud, modern, punky power-pop! Lisa Mychols and Hillary Burton write, sing, and play nearly the whole album, drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and blasting harmonies, and sound like they’re having a riot, even without seeing their smiling faces in cheery flower dresses on the cover. This is what The Donnas should have sounded like; Nushu remind strongly of a chunkier Wednesday Week or The Bangles when they were the less slick The Bangs, plus bits of The Last, Nerves, The Beat, Dickies, Muffs, and other great L.A. power-pop/rocking bands that kept the girl group/Beatles pop magic coming with biting guitars… and adult girl lovelife songs. Ahh!”
The Big Takeover (Issue 66)
“NUSHU’s Hula is an intoxicating amalgamation of girl-group sweetness and power poppin’ melodicism, sung and played (for the most part) by two very talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists, Lisa Mychols and Hillary Burton. If Lisa’s name sounds familiar, she was formerly the frontwoman for the late, great Masticators, who helped light up the Los Angeles indie-pop scene from 1998-2001. NUSHU’s sound is less frantic and a bit more polished than the Masticators’, but Hula still brings the guitars out in full force, particularly on tracks such as the charming, ’60s-influenced “Leave Me Behind” (which sounds not unlike the Shangri-La’s mixing it up with Joan Jett), the speedy, ridiculously catchy gem ”Here’s to Feeling Free” (which sounds not unlike the G0-Go’s playing aural footsie with the Undertones) and the hit single in waiting “Everything & More” (which just sounds great).
“All 13 tracks here leave indelible marks, and are impeccably played (listen for Burton’s Keith Moon-inspired drum fills on “Synthia”) and sung (Burton and Mychols both manage to vocalize sweetly without sounding cloying on their leads and harmonies). And lest you think that the dynamic duo is all about the rock, give a listen to the smoothly atmospheric slow one, “Weary Eyes” (co-written by Mychols and longtime cohort Steve Kobashigawa) and the gorgeous, keyboard-led “Something in Between,” which was co-written by Hula’s producer, Steve Refling. With the enticing Hula, NUSHU provides the perfect summer soundtrack for power pop boys and girls everywhere.”