feat. Adam Benham, drums and John D Fauller on bass ⇛
Praise for River Sponge
"What a beautiful song! I love the vocals and the production is simply gorgeous!"
— Roth Whyler
"I love River Sponge! It is wonderfully original, unpredictable and catchy."
— moon to monk
"Great song, cool instrumentation and fantastic production, sounds perfect."
— Beige Music
"Unusual and lovely."
— The Clocktoys
"Fantastic groove, production and mix of sounds: I hear an ultimate dedication to music here"
— Heb Ik Jou Daar
"Surreal lyrics + dichotomic sounds with some slick production = a kickass track."
— Chicago Word Brigade
"Have to say I didn't see that coming, very gentle tune, great job."
— F***ed up generation
"beautiful! Great melody and effects."
— Talitaa Dias
"My foot started tapping right from the beginning. This song is infectious. Love the bass. Great vocals as well as lyrics. This is a hit."
— Wooden Viper
"Better than most of the stuff I've heard this year."
— Jeremy Koffarnus of Wizard Baby
"I am basically amazed by this track."
— Mozez Mahone
Praise for You're Too Wonderful
10 seconds into this EP by Eight Two and I am instantly in New York. Bright, arty electropop, perfect for skating round Central Park, with headphones on. 20 seconds later the words confirm it. New York boy sees/meets/loses/wonders about New York girl in a catchy, quirky and intriguing way, with building computerised harmonies and jangly guitars. The musical and visual theme continues, evoking kids on corners, in and out of coffee-shops and wandering through dark cityscapes in search of themselves and love. The lead singer, artist Misha Bittleston moved to New York from UK via California, to make this music in response to auditory hallucinations. Luckily the result is not as scary as it could be with a good mix of light and shade. Can't Think Right and Don't Feel Sorry For Lovers (which coincidentally includes a famous Scritti Politti lyric as I happen to be driving past the writer Green Gartside's home), navigating us away from Misha's odd landscapes toward more familiar pop territory. Following this course, Eight Two could easily find themselves with a hit or two on New York College radio at least and probably much further afield. –Gary Robins (BRfm) More...