While most of the reviews to date were focused on the more promoted first half of the album, Artist Reach, who specialize in artist development, went deeper into the netherland and, according to them, unearthed some less recognized gems, like "Welcome" and "This looks like", for which they say: "... is not only an instrumentally story-telling piece, but feels a lot shorter that it actually is; giving it that re-listenability that full length records rarely have."
Anastim Ducray from StepKid, online literary magazine about society and culture, wrote a delicate review of Smoke & Mirrors, and we can feel their bedazzelment as they write: "They’re both abstract and specific, containing all sorts of curious details and references to places and people I’m not familiar with, such as in the peppy and melodically beautiful track, Meadvale Road."
We're sure it was done with good intentions. But sometimes, even the best of intentions can be fiddled with unfortunate use of CSS. LHMPR Radio website posted a short piece on Smoke & Mirros, but for whatever reason.. or maybe artistic direction.. the review is almost completely covered with another featured image. Let us know if you need help LHMPR! But thank you nevertheless!
Upstream Indie, an online music blog highlighting the latest from up-and-coming independent artists and creator, wrote about Smoke & Mirrors and took a particular liking to its opening song "Alive", which they believe will contribute to even further traction in the online music scene! May your words turn to gold, Indie. Or is it Upstream?
Want to find out where we got our sense of style from? Or if we think we're the best at what we do? Then you shouldn't miss our interview in Musique Magazine, a showpiece of fashion, culture and music, which featured us in their online edition.
See, mum, others think we have a sense of style, too!
The music review site Flare (Music) did an extensive piece on Smoke & Mirrors and we were thrilled to get a dose of caring reality check with their masterful deconstruction of our album. They cut into it, song by song, with a surgical precision that is exemplified with examples like, "The vocal inflections in the verse can be slightly overkill at times but to see the texture and instrumentation develop into something thicker is a lot more engaging, with Hyde Out showing us what they’re really made out of.", and, "Travelling into the chorus, the music feels trippier, with electronic effects morphing the vocals into something more exciting which certainly lives up to being the album’s title track.".
Libby Driscoll, we absolutely love your writing, massive kudos!