“With a name like The Powergoats, I was expecting something a little heavier to come barreling out of the speakers. However, what I heard quickly grew on me. Ruby Headlights was my first introduction to The Powergoats and it’s well worth a listen. The songwriting is strong and it didn’t take long to find myself lost in the rhythm... It’s catchy as hell and will probably get some part of your body uncontrollably grooving along to the beat. It rocks, it rolls, and it never disappoints.”
"Another favorite of mine was the high energy R&B flavoured “Spin The Globe”, with some great vocal harmony by Michelle Richards, and a fantastic piano solo by Irving. I also enjoyed the melancholy tones of the guitar in the final song of the CD “Afterglow”, which had a gorgeous flowing melody, having at times an almost Todd Rundgren feel. The set ended with two more songs from Bottled Sunset, “Emily Haines On My Car Stereo”, which possessed more of that Stones/Bowie seasoning, and “Blow By Blow”, a very lively piece that was full of more great guitar licks and intermittent breaks into reggae fills. All the songs were wonderfully melodic and catchy, incorporated a variety of musical genres, and exhibited well written lyrics not just in their context, but also in terms of their rhythmic value."
“Re: I PRETEND THEY'RE ALL YOU "I had a blast mixing this track...it has all the hallmarks of a tight production: killer tones, great groove, and a vocal performance that draws you right in...good job, fellas!"”
“A wicked, wicked band that definitely has that blues feel, a cross-over band. They definitely understand how every radio station in this town works. A very active band that’s friends with everyone.”
“The Power Goats (1:30 p.m., Subway) get my Best Band Name of the Festival award.”
"Mixing a new slammin' Powergoats track...these guys are the real deal..lovin' the vibe" Award-Winning Producer Jason Jaknunas, Metropolitan Studios
"This isn’t about Emily Haines. This is, instead, a song FOR Emily Haines by fellow Canadians The Powergoats. Lead singer Jamie Douglas is pouring on the sex with a capital S-E-X in his vocals, because he’s “just a man/and you’re impossibly beautiful” and the slow, almost Santana-esque guitar flares up in-between the verses." "There are some breathy Emily Haines-esque female backing vocals on the track, so if you close your eyes and wish real hard, you can almost pretend it’s the real Emily. This isn’t the kind of song you can really rock out to. It’s slow and sensual, and honestly? You could probably slow dance to it. Just close your eyes and pretend it’s with Emily Haines."