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WYATT / Press

“Wyatt is an up-and-coming band formed by former solo artist Maddy Wyatt. If you ever wondered what Los Angeles’ Evangenitals might sound like had they been born elsewhere this might give you a vague idea. Just like L.A.’s Evangenitals, Wyatt is largely driven by a strong, individualistic, female singer-songwriter. It’s got that progressive pop feel without being obnoxiously obvious about it. ”

“Completely unrelated to legendary British prog-rock pioneer Robert Wyatt, Wyatt is a Brooklyn based quintet (via Colorado, New Mexico, and Michigan) that plays what we call "rootsy pop" - with an added indie twist in the production department. Led by Maddy Wyatt's gentle presence and vocals, the band's reinterpretation of folky atmospheres is entertaining and stimulating at once, thanks to a musical approach that successfully avoids tired formulas.”

“The jazzy rhythm of "Not Prepared" will immediately draw you into Backdive (tengoodrecords). It's the first full length album from Maddy Wyatt, a New York City musician whose roots are in folk music. Those influences are evident throughout the album, but the dominating force is Wyatt's clear, confident voice. She delivers each well-crafted lyric with conviction, at times over simple instrumentation that allows her song-writing to shine. On "Last to Know", Wyatt sings, "I've got a sketch of the girl I'm meant to be. She is running from the lines she's told to toe." Running from lines or running from genres, Wyatt will leave listeners longing for her next release.”

Carla Jean Whitley - Birmingham Magazine

“Like a group of hippies storming a smoky jazz lounge, Maddy Wyatt's debut album Backdive delivers a mellowed out fusion of folk and downtempo pop.”

“Maddy Wyatt has just released her unheralded debut record on Ten Good Records. The song “I am Not Prepared” from Backdive starts out like it’s going to be a jazzy two-step but then morphs into an electronic flavored, indie-folk song. This is more like something you might hear on Womenfolk or on one of the more AAA flavored blogs and certainly on radio stations like WXRT, KBCO and WXPN. But the more I listen the more I like. If you missed this release like I did from earlier in the year it’s not too late to get it here.”

songs:illinois.net

“Armed with an acoustic guitar and tranquil song catalog, Madeleine Wyatt is one of Manhattan's hidden treasures. Behind a pair of thick rimmed glasses, Wyatt creates an unassuming persona, embodied by her delicate musical style. With her recent debut album Back Dive, Wyatt proves the depth of her talent as both a vocalist and songwriter, generating a signature brand of soothing folk. The opening track on the album, "Not Prepared," mixes her style with a subtle vaudevillian sound. Download it below.”

Mike Frankel - LimeWire Music Blog

““Man For Me” is not only a beautifully supportive ditty, it is a transmissive and powerful ode in the fashion of ‘68 to ‘72 folk. A track like this would have been sung at any public park in Berkley, showing love for the likes of Robert Kennedy or Shirley Chisholm. With songbird vocals (even more noticeable on her track “Not Prepared”) and clever word play, Maddy moves through this happy sing a long with a storm of compassion and a vibrant sense of honesty. Though Maddy Wyatt’s career is not based upon a political front, it may be a partial reputation she will have to accept. A listen to her debut album, Backdive, can prove that her regular spectrum of music is just as beautiful and impacting as her political efforts. It will always be a warm embrace when Ms. Wyatt’s sound pounds out of your new hybrid car. So check out her site and download “Man For Me”, and cool out to the smooth organic sounds this lovely woman has given.”

Ron Trembath - Fensepost.com