"....the chewy, riffsmart arrogance and sunshine combination prove to be instantly likeable whacks to the gut for fans of early Costello and the Knack/ Raspberries school of gritty, radio-friendly guitar pop."
"Sharp, clean guitar pop featuring hook after hook after irresistible hook."
"Like the Rocket Summer, Shine plays all the instruments himself and sings almost all the parts, but he never falls prey to the one-man band sickness."
"...incredibly well crafted vignettes..."
"First song on his EP is about selling out to music and movie moguls in Los Angeles, but its riffs and/or hooks can be traced back to the Raspberries and Mott the Hoople."
"...the perfect debut album- sparkling with with, invention and some truly memorable pop tunes."