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The Variety Hour / Press

““…the Variety Hour is largely indebted to the sounds of shoegaze and Britpop. Bands like Swervedriver and Teenage Fanclub live in the Variety Hour's blood. Listening to Transmissive, though, it's clear the Variety Hour has doubled down its focus and drive, creating a much more direct and even record… Variety Hour's latest release has a verve and clarity of intent that leads to a more rewarding listen, top to bottom…the Variety Hour has definitely solidified its sound with the release of Transmissive: pop melodies overlaid with a grungy guitar exoskeleton. It's eminently ‘90s-inspired, even as it leans forward for whatever the future may hold next for the Variety Hour.” -Rev. Adam McKinney, Weekly Volcano ”

““…The Variety Hour can feel simultaneously fresh and nostalgic… Specifically, The Variety Hour evokes the early '90s sounds of Britpop and shoegaze acts like Teenage Fanclub and Swervedriver. There's an intrinsic pop sensibility riding underneath The Variety Hour's debut EP, albeit awash in grungy guitars… it’s a pop purebred” - Rev. Adam McKinney, Weekly Volcano ”

Rev. Adam McKinney - Weekly Volcano

““We’ve got your self-titled CD on rotation at the station, and I wanted to let you know that several of our DJs have been playing it and really dig it, including myself!” - Erin Ingle, Music Director, KUPS ”

Erin Ingle - KUPS Radio

“Hailing from Tacoma, the Variety Hour joins the dots between American indie-pop and gauzy British rock. Their first, newly minted EP features overdriven and curious arrangements providing the backdrop for pop vocal melodies devilishly corrupted with forlorn lyrical themes.”