Reviews

What the critics have to say about The Remarkables

ARTBop – The Te Puna Correspondent – 3 May 2015
Since the Te Puna Correspondent has, so far, been unable to get to the Remarkables, it follows that The Remarkables must come to her. The same weekend as an earthquake in Wanaka, a vigorous, fast-moving, foot-stompin’ mix of instruments, including the world’s smallest locally-devised percussion kit, moved into town and took it away with a range of tunes and songs that stretched all the way from Leipzig to Louisiana. (Now that’s some sort of tectonic fault.)

Full review at http://artbop.co.nz/the-te-puna-correspondent-at-the-remarkables/

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From SunLive – 5 Feb, 2015

SunLive – Winston Watusi
“The album is a pure joy: ╦ťGuitar Swing’ swings, Honeysuckle Rose’ charms, and a host of other elderly tunes gain fresh life from the elegantly relaxed and skilful playing. There’s even an excursion into far older music, with Bach’s Minuet in G’ reimagined as a banjo hoedown.”

Full review at http://www.sunlive.co.nz/

 

Graham Reid
“There’s as much wit here as virtuoso playing (Animal Liberation Rag by Trotman) but the lasting impression after these 15 songs is what a relaxed, enjoyable time you’ve had.
No barriers hurdled, envelopes pushed or parameters breached, just damn fine stuff from people who know what they are doing . . . and how to do it very well indeed.”

Full review at http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/

SecondHand News
“The album, Swinging on the Gate, is a breeze, i’ve been playing it on repeat in the car for the last week and I’m always pleased to be back driving. Their own songs are surrounded by lovely arrangements of classics, and the instrumental title track from Christianson is a perfect choice to sum up this easy going and well crafted band.”

Full review at http://www.secondhandnews.nz/the-reviews