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"Really, really great songs, boss lyrics too and sympathetic arrangements played with real feeling and soul... what is there not to like?"
-- Richard Hawley (2012)
"It could be a few months away, it might be more than a year, but Laurel Canyons are going to be massive - Mumfords massive if there's any justice." -- Nick Rice (Clash Magazine / July 2012)
"I think very promising" Steve Lamacq (2012)
"Laurel Canyons combine the raggedy charm of roots with an urgency and insistence that's one hundred percent contemporary"
-- Subba-Cultcha.com (2012)
"I just love the vocals, the energy, and the full sound of the band. Yes, the track incorporates folk and rock and roll, but it's not a regurgitated sound. Good lyrics seal the deal." -- La Paradiddle, Brooklyn NYC / May 2012
"Raising a middle digit to bands without their staying power." -- Destroy Before Reading / April 2012
"There's a distinct rawness to their music creating a haunting realism found rarely in the current charts... a well formed sound possessing a rawness and maturity setting them apart from other young artists." -- Spark Magazine / February 2012
"Twanged-up skiffling rock and roll from the Deep South -- deep South Yorkshire, that is. Energised by Johnny Cash, Bright Eyes and Bob Dylan, this quartet has the Richard Hawley seal of approval and ours too." -- Andrew Harrison (The Word / July 2011)
"Laurel Canyons nearly blow the roof off. Driven by drummer Arv Teeroovengadum, he beats the skins to within an inch of their lives. With some top notch vocals from Jake Cope, these guys are a class act." -- Sheffield Star / June 2012
"All four band members can more than carry a tune with some lush four part harmonies. The set ended with cries of "more", a rarity for any opening act eh?" -- The Hearing Aid, Birmingham (November 2011)
"Laurel Canyons are a collection of blithely, waifish scamps from Doncaster who have a penchant for gritty compositions that wilfully spiral out of control. They also meld into the pot a heady base of harmonies, erudite lyrics with folk origins and flecked with rootsy Americana. Singer/guitarist Jake Cope's towering vocals are the fulcrum of their sound. A shuddering prospect" -- Shout4Music.com / 2012