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Blaine Braun / Press

"A rock track that should remain in the top ten slot for at least a year! New Radio features absolutely incredible musicianship, songwriting and production." Colin Lynch about Newradio

"...the musicianship and songwriting here is top notch, and shows much potential. I would be interested in finding out more about you guys if I worked a major label desk." "reminds me of a harder U2 or Radiohead at times. This is a good sounding band. The songs seemed to be written with radio accessibility in mind. Good melodies and solid arrangements." "a very interesting hard yet Hot AC/Pop vibe to it. Actually quite unique overall." "Strong performances and song craft all around. This is very pro stuff from a band that seems to have a clear vision and direction. Tons of talent. "

“...lead singer Blaine Braun has a special voice that really fits in...”

Anders Sandvall - Metal Rules

" Dynamic, emotionally sweeping blend of modern rock and edgy alternative. Sounds like a cross between U2, Our Lady Peace, Fuel, Tool/Chevelle, etc. Lineup is experienced, both as songwriters and on the live circuit and are winners in 2004's The Fox Vancouver SEEDS competition (past winners include Nickelback, Default, Matthew Good), who will include the band on their yearly compilation CD."

"...Tourist is like a supercharged U2."

Tom Harrison - The Vancouver Province

“Shot Spots: A Punk Tribute to Trooper By Stuart Green Published Apr 01, 2002 Of all the Canadian rock radio staples of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Trooper is probably one of the last bands, except maybe Prism, you'd expect to see immortalised by more than two dozen of this country's best underground punk bands, but that's exactly what we have here. The brainchild of one time Trooper roadie and Dog Eat Dogma member Bob Dog, the disc is a remarkably reverent — so much so that former Trooper leader Ra McGuire even makes an appearance — collection of songs; some well known and immediately recognisable and others not so much. DOA's "Raise a Little Hell," Dirty Bird's "The Boys in the Bright White Sports Car" and SNFU's "We're Here for a Good Time" are particular standouts of the hits, while Davidicus's Sneaker Pimps-like treatment of the ballad "Janine” and Twist's dirge version of "Cold, Cold Toronto" are among the more creative re-imaginings.”