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Remix Mag Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Sugary pop hooks cause cavities'

Copacetic Zine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Fuzzed-out guitars, and breathy, youthful vocals'

Amplifier Magazine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'The manipulative songwriting smarts of Daft Punk with the elegant arrangements of The Postal Service'

Retro Low-Fi Review 'Oppenheimer'

I am still having to check those liner notes to ensure that, yes, there are only two people at the helm

Drowned In Sound Live Review Of 65daysofstatic

'Be sure to get a proper nights sleep beforehand' - 7/10

FREE Magazine Review The STA All-Dayer

'The riffs come thick and fast, accompanied by sweeping violin, and the songs sprawl out before the audience like great works of art being unfolded'

Andrew Goes Way Into One For Backlash Magazine

"What the fuck am I? EmoBands'r'Us? "Really appreciate it", I bet you fucking would - you fucking weirdo." - Andrew

Andrew Post-Truck Festival Interview

'If you want to buy new a new car then go see EMI'

Kerang! Give JPL KKKK FOr Truck Festival Performance

'The front row sing along to virtually every word' - KKKK

Culture Deluxe Live Review Of The Young Playthings

'Think We Are Scientists only better'

Music News Interview The Young Playthings

'Theres a lot of man-love in this band'

Dead Journalist Interview & Review Wither Oppenheimer

'Oppenheimer... may be the best synth-pop album of the year'

Music News Review 'Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Yr So Fit edges them close to new favourite band category' - 5/5

Jukebox Review ' Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Sunny, optimistic, romantic'

The Downloader On The Young Playthings

'Sun-scorched power pop that drips with the sass of teenage abandon'

TYPT's Bateman Talks To Play Louder

'My favourite bands have always been those who reach for things beyond their means...' - Bateman

The Sun Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Irresistibly beautiful melodies from the Belfast Duo' - 4/5

New Noise Review 'Bucko'

'This patchwork of sounds and influences makes something newer and more fantastically random than the sum of their parts'

Comfort Comes Review 'Breakfast in NYC'

'Warm, fuzzy and irresistible'

Contact Music On Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer can't fail to uplift you on even the greyest day

Designer Punk Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'An incredibly catchy and sugary melody that will remain in your head long after it's turned off'

Get Ready To Rock Review 'Breakfast in NYC'

'A new Buggles?'

Tasty Fanzine Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'If you wear a lot of polka dots or baggy suit jackets from Oxfam then you will love it'

RockMidgets.com On LaFaro's Self Titled Debut EP

'Lead track 'Tuppeny Nudger' [sounds like something you get in the bargain bin at Ann Summers] chugs along fantastically, simple but as infectious as a virus - a good one worth taking a day off work for.' - 4/5

Indie London Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'A near-perfect pop moment'

Sound Of Violence Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'Les ventes suivront-elles? Ce ne serait que justice!' - 4/5

Manchester Music Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'In short it's really, really head swimmingly good stuff' - MMMM

UK Music Search Review "Breakfast In NYC"

'Songs to make you swoon, dream and melt'

Room Thirteen Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'The perfect soundtrack for the 2006 summer of love' - 11/13

Rock Sound Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

"We are forever getting people offering to play bass for us. the answer is always 'Sure, you can play bass, when we write a song that has bass guitar on it" - Rocky

Subbacultcha Interview With Oppenheimer

"At the speed of light any body (like a car) will have infinite mass. The energy needed to make this car move will also be infinite. Therefore, the body (like a car) will stop. If the lights are switched on at this point the light will leave the car lamps travelling at the speed of light." - Shaun

Metal Hammer Review 'Bucko'

'This is what we want from British bands, loads of energy, hefty grit, bundles of excitement and truly great tunes - and newcomers Fickle Public have all - by the bucketload' - 8/10

The Venue Magazine On The Young Playthings

'A frat-boy version of the Ramones after extra guitar lessons,all spindly energy, self-deprecation, woo-hoo choruses and sensible knitwear'

Glasswerk Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'Songs that swoop down, pick you up and give you a huge metaphorical cuddle!'

The Northern Scot Feature Fickle Public

"This album has been a long time coming, but we are very happy with how the CD turned out, and are looking forward to going back into the studio in the summer." - Al

Subbacultcha On "Breakfast In NYC"

'Hazy afternoon pop in the most glorious of forms!'

Awake Today Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'A lo-fi version of the Postal Service'

I Really Love Music Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

Simon and Garfunkel for the wired generation

Music OMH Review "Breakfast In NYC"

'A dreamy, quirky, gorgeous single'

Drowned In Sound Review Fickle Publics' 'Bucko'

Big Cheese Magazine Review 'Bucko'

'This is an easy nomination for album of the year' - 5/5

Road Records Review 'Bucko'

'The album ranges from totally shouty in your face post punk to some high energy indie rock, the production of the album is truly superb as it manages to keep the blasts of noise just on the edge'

Music News Review "Breakfast In NYC"

'A delicious slice of sunny pop' - 4/5

Rock City Review "Breakfast In NYC"

'The gentle beats and then a killer chorus that’s the musical equivalent of a warm hug' - 5/5

NME Review Fickle Public's 'Bucko'

'A minor angst-punk miracle' - 7/10

The Mag Review "Just Like I Got Used To Saying Courteney Cox Arquette"

'As natural as a big pine tree in an area of untouched Caledonian woodland' - 8/10

Andrew's Backlash Spiel #4

"Art nourishes the soul, not your mailing list demographic" - Andrew

Sounds XP Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

"One of the most sublime pop moments you are likely to hear this year... Track of the month and that's no mistake"

Kerrang! Reviews 'Just Like I Got Used To Saying Courtney Cox Arquette' - KKKK

"Scots quartet Fickle Public come on like early Idlewild mixed with prime Fugazi"

Hits In The Car On 'Breakfast In NYC'

'Immediately charming and catchy as any pop song you will hear this year'