“Super-sweet indie-pop that is catchy as hell and a LOT of fun.”
"Just the best EP Release we've heard all year"
“The Cranks youth transfers into high energy shows that have been known to excite crowds of all ages. It is obvious the band is having fun up there and it is contagious. Thier straight up sound is 100% authentic without the use of autotune and synthesizers.”
“The Cranks (USA) With a sound that harkens back to the early 90's, it's hard to believe all 3 members of The Cranks weren't even zygotes at that point in time. The band members are already showing their penchant for delivering punchy, powerful alt-rock grooves. They've released 2 records and show no signs of slowing down as adulthood approaches (its still a few years away, though). Marrying the sounds of The Pretenders and Pixies with Paramore and Kings of Leon, we can only imagine the impact that more life experience will have on this already accomplished trio.”
“(Cover of May Issue of the Metronome and full interview inside)”
“The Metronome -3/2012! "Think of The Pretenders when they first hit the scene and you'll get an idea of where The Cranks are coming from musically... [The Cranks] are proving to be musical entities to be reckoned with. Good stuff."”
“4 Stars (Out of 5) The Cranks dish out their distinctive blend of prep-school, post-punk pop on their second CD, Downside Up. ..Downside Up once again highlights the distinctive voice of Haley Gowland. ...turns listeners every which way loose on Downside Up. ..Gowland's lyrics are fresh and relevant... ..."Under Radar" is a well-written musical allegory for not being seen socially. The song is catchy as anything, and could be a breakout song for the band. "Under Radar" is the sort of song a smart music director might pick for the soundtrack of a teen comedy full of angst.... The Cranks ...on Downside Up have become a cohesive and mature trio, rattling off catchy and intelligent punk-influenced pop songs like afterthoughts. While the Cranks are a cohesive whole, their shining light is Haley Gowland, who is maturing into a convincing front-woman before your very ears. The Cranks have a real future. Downside Up is the proof. ”