"In 1966, this alternately ominous and sparkly nugget would've been the No. 50 British single of the year, after the Creation's "Making Time." It's that good."
"An in-depth look at the band and the new video for Specator and Pupil."
"Violens...may be less than a year old, but they are already the best discovery of this collection. Their stoned, sweet "Trance Like Turn" features sunny, vintage harmonies that peek through the gray clouds of their steely, post-punk beats and synthesized aggression."
"Young bands will be jealous of their meteoric rise through the ranks, but when a band this good, with so much direction and potential, gets all the breaks they deserve, we find it pretty difficult to complain."
"Their sound mixes Zombies-esque '60s rock with the feel of stately '80s U.K. groups like Prefab Sprout and the Durutti Column."