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The Additives / Press

““Economically recorded in the spare room of an apartment, the five-song EP from the recently completed Chicago alt-country quartet focuses on bouncy beats and foghorn-bass vocals creating characters from simple situations, throwing in the occasional accordion (performed by a classically trained pianist) for good measure. Remarkably kinetic, the songs beg to be listened to all the way through; there is scarcely a wasted measure on the short but satisfying disc. Mastered by Studio Chicago and with professional packaging, the disc comes off as artistically lo-fi. Check out theadditives.com for a listen, as well as a video for the opening track of the album.”

Ryan Cunningham - Recoil Magazine

““The Additives as an act we should seriously be paying attention to. Set this scenario in Ireland and we’ve got a spot of Flogging Molly meets elements of The Pogues, surprisingly enough. Give Joe Ryan a top hat and he’s channeling Tom Petty. “Stare Out Old Man”, “Baby We Can Work It Out” and “2 Sides Of The Mattress” are the highlights on Bridgeport, evoking great storytelling skills from our man Joe. Giving the tunes on this disc a spin feels like lounging on freshly cut grass. And that ain’t bad either. Feels nice.”

Kenda Jones - Aced Magazine

“the use of harmonica and accordion induce droplets of nostalgia, but this CD is firmly set in 2008.“Back to Bridgeport” is a really pleasurable listen and I’ll definitely be playing tracks from it, over the coming weeks, during the “On The Verge” Radio Show.”

Brendan Hickey - On The Verge Radio Show - Dublin Ireland

“The Additives play an original and utterly refreshing hybrid of indie, folk, and subterranean Bridgeport blues. I’ll save you the comparisons and cut to the chase: this is pure pop genius. So save the gimmicks for the kids, this is the real deal people:great tunes, smart lyrics, and timeless hooks will leave you singing their praises (quite literally) for days.”

Andy Seagram - Andy Seagram