"Full of pop hooks, youthful energy, and plenty of electronic / synth buried in the melodies, 'Sweetchild' finds itself being a charming debut for these guys on Deep Elm, the sort of disc that succesfully bridges the gap between mainstream arena rock and up and coming indie, straight ahead rock and quirky synth. Public Radio are as likely to remind you of superstars like Weezer as they are obscure bands like The Notwist, though ultimately they take on an identity all their own. Emotive, compellling and memorable - this is a short bust of power and melody, an exercise is what perfectly crafted indie rock sounds like in 2010. These guys could very well be the next big thing. For fans of: Postal Service, Death Cab For Cutie, Paramore."
"The Mark Mathis-fronted band Public Radio delivers 80's inspired synth pop rock. Imagine if Tom Petty made a electronic/ rock / emo album with some of his extremely talented friends. That's Public Radio."
"The debut EP Sweetchild from the Charlotte, North Carolina-based quartet PUBLIC RADIO jumps from Weatherbox (the title track) to Interpol ("17 Is Too Young") to Paper Route ("Outer Limits"). It's stylistically all over the place, but each song holds up well under scrutiny. Go Download!"
- Alternative Press
"With emo starting to wear thin on the ground, we return (as ever) to the trusted folk of Deep Elm to find out what's really worth listening to. Refreshingly as ever the guys have uncovered a few gems of late and PUBLIC RADIO are my own personal favourites right now. Welding semi angular guitar rock onto a flatbed of Postal Service esque electronica (all dusty drums and glitchy beats) proves to be something of a masterstroke as the band use the extra textures to create wonderful jumping off points for a series of stratospheric choruses - most pertinently on "Forgot Love" which comes on like Simon Neil fronting a chemically enhanced U2. I say this as no bad thing. An excellent debut for sure and one that proves that all is not lost in the wilderness of post-Weintz alternative rock."
- Old Age Hipster
“Led by local singer-songwriter Mark Mathis, this Charlotte outfit has really come into its own of late with new material that features electronic-rock hooks(think postal service) and winking lyrical nods to R.E.M., U2, Coldplay and Guns N' Roses.
The Charlotte Observer