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Gilded Splinters / Press

“ Just back from a conference in Boston; took time out to see Gilded Splinters at Toad. I was knocked out. They totally killed! IMO, at this time, they may be the band to look to for true alt (and non-alt) country (pick your fave term) in the Boston area. They often succeed in merging Merle Haggard and The Who, with forays into almost pyschedelic country. If they are willing, they will be at Gram InterNational IV Boston. ”

No Depression

“On the follow-up to their ’07 debut, “January,’’ the Gilded Splinters mine the familiar torn and frayed temperament of the Stones and Faces, as filtered through subsequent generations of bands with similar penchants. A key to taking this less than groundbreaking course of action, of course, is how well a band captures the style it’s after; and to this end, the Somerville five-piece succeeds. They’ve got the requisite tangle and snarl of electric guitars, a bag of roughed-up riffs, and frontman Josh Buckley’s agitated yelp, which well suits his spun yarns about both yearning for yesterdays (“Knockin’ ’’), and lamenting them (“Another Country’s Son’’). The infectious title track that kicks things off is a vital statement of purpose: It’s a keeper about keepin’ on no matter what, and it sets a tone of strut, swagger, and love-gone-wrong storytelling for an album that brims with all of that.”

Boston Globe

“The Gilded Splinters' Cut And Run is full of so many open string guitar chords and organ notes that Tom Petty himself would blush with pride, doff his huge hat and maybe dab a tear away from his tiny sunglasses. Whereas Mr. Petty might instruct us to stick around a bit and listen to her heart, The Gilded Splinters have other advice: get the heck outta here. The Splinters, however, are fully aware that they don’t have to live like refugees. “Cut And Run” glides along at its own pace; hitting home in all the right places with the confidence that they can do so, and do it in style.If they don’t prove this for you over the course of the program, then the delicious nuanced rhythm accents at the end ought to seal the deal. This is clearly skill - we don’t feel that they got lucky, baby. But maybe you did, you when you found The Gilded Splinters. ”

My Secret Boston