"Based in Chicago, The Alder Kings are a fiery threesome, raging with crunchy, gnarly instrumental rock n' roll with a psychobilly edge. Not much reverb in the guitars, mainly just twangy distortion, but it's a sound that works well with imagery of hot rods or extreme sports. I hear bits of bands like Man Or Astroman? or the Ghastly Ones in their sound, but just tiny bits - they've really kinda forged their own sound on this 6 track EP (which contains 5 actual songs, along with a spooky intro track). A great introduction for a band that just got their start last year - look forward to hearing more from them in the future."
“The Alder Kings "sounds like if Sean Connery-era Bond fought zombies."”
"The Alder Kings offered a new twist on an old theme, and though it was part surf music and part psychobilly, it still came out in the rinse refreshing and fresh. It wasn’t the same ol' same ol', that’s for sure, and when done with a tongue in cheek sense of humor, T.A.K. prove to be one of the hot local new acts to keep an eye on."