“The trio’s brand of Americana has less to do with the tradi- tional backwoods fare than with the mongrelisation of several musical strands into something that can only be described as shamanic. You get the feeling that a large amount of this mate- rial was born out of extended sessions round a fire in the dead of night. It’s spooky but also often hilarious. If there are imme- diate comparisons to be made it’s with the transposed delta blues of Captain Beefheart or junkyard grind of Tom Waits. It’s dirty, unwashed and tremendous fun.” -Chris Jones, Songlines
“A pair of LSE/Johns Hopkins and Berklee graduates plus an academically trained percussionist cast as a trio of shamanistic gypsies singing the ethno-musicological blues might seem a stretch. But the proof is in the grooves and they're dub-deep thanks to Michael Ward-Bergeman's accordion, tweaked to Augustus Pablo/King Tubby-strength melodica melancholy and seismic boom. Within this frame, the three scrape, strum, rattle and hum their sundry calabashes, zob sticks and the rest of the global busker's arsenal. -Mat Snow, Mojo
“An extraordinary mix of European and American folk styles - like Uncle Dave Macon dancing on the tables in a Parisian cafe with Django Reinhardt and Clifton Chenier riffing in the background.” -Alfred Hickling, The Guardian.
“Truly one of those nights.” - Jeremy Searle, Maverick