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Rude Punch / Press

“All of Lovers Rock’s eight tracks are compelling, and clocking in at less than 33 minutes, the album breezes past with plentiful pleasures – with impeccable grooves, playfulness in the production, smart sequencing, and just enough detours from reggae.Opener “1993” is loaded with two-decades-old references – and is about recording songs on cassette from the radio – yet Jager’s vocals have a keening immediacy, helping the song transcend nostalgia; he seems to be channeling the heightened emotions of a kid. The track’s subtle sitar-y flourish is a great little touch. The ska-like horns of “Contact” bring the band from the early 1990s to the middle of that decade, but the song is no pastiche; the expert chorus has timeless pop appeal. And that’s the real draw of Rude Punch’s new album.”

Jeff Ignatius - River Cities Reader

“...Sounding tight and well-rehearsed, the band played a smoking set on November 17th, opening for Chicago Afrobeat Project at the Redstone Room. In front of a packed house, the band delivered at least a half a dozen original songs, as well as a cover of Sublime's "Santeria" that showcased Jager's uncanny vocal resemblance to that band's late singer, Bradley Nowell......”

“Rude Punch is a Davenport-based band that spikes it's punch with a good dose of Reggae Music. Bands like Sublime and 311 are among the influences of the band which formed 6 months ago from 3/4 of the band "Seed". "We want to give them something that's totally new and what we want" Jager said. "so many bands are trying to be this or that to please somebody, but we're going to be what we want."”