"Thoroughly irresistible, ass-kicking Irish rockers..."
MARGARET MOSER, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
"H-town's heir to the emerald throne of Phil Lynott and Shane MacGowan"
"...makes Flogging Molly look like a bunch of nancy boys..."
PADDY ROCK RADIO
"...fast, frenzied, fiddle-powered, and always-fun barroom rock..."
"...great music spilling with Irish attitude..."
DENIS SHEEHAN, ASKEW REVIEWS
"Fear not the snarling singer, he's a very nice man."
SARA CRESS, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
“STANDARDS is aptly named yet downplays their wonderfully exuberant, irreverent approach to well-known tunes,” says Margaret Moser of the Austin Chronicle. “Thoroughly irresistible, the Houston quartet joins the ranks of kilt-wearing, ass-kicking Irish rockers willing to cross genres to get their point across. Ten tunes leave the listener dying for more, like a pint of Guinness that's been shorted with too much foam.”
John Bowles of Paddy Rock Radio says "Patrick Devlin's growling vocals and grinding guitar, Brian Vogel's crashing and smashing on the drums, Chad Smalley's great vocal harmony and bass work, and some of the best damn violin playing I've heard on an independent release from Turi Hoiseth, just compliment each other tremendously."