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The Black Forest – press quotes

This is inspired indie pop that will surely be lauded in December as comeback of the year “ [Linear Tracking Lives]

It’s simple, carefree and utterly sublime, displaying their trademark blend of pure pop and ironic dark lyrics mining life’s misses in a bittersweet wrapper” [The Devil Has the Best Tuna]

It is clear that Even As We Speak can still thrill and inspire. The five-song set is essential indie pop and we highly recommend it” [While You Motor Away]

“Even as We Speak are considered a legendary band from the Sarah Records archive…this is an amazing new comeback-single.. summery, shiny indiepop” [EarDrums Music: Best Releases of the Month]

Great, great comeback!” [Cloudberry Cake Proselytism]

“Even 25 years on, they don’t seem to have missed a beat, crafting timeless pop music” [Austin Town Hall]

“Even As We Speak haven’t lost any of the charm that earned them the distinction they received the first time around” [Destroy/Exist]

“From the sweetness of ‘Clouds’… to the reverb-laden shoegaze of “Our People Travelled Many Moons”, passing through jewels such as “Such a Good Feeling” and “Slugman”. What can we say? Welcome back!!” []

“Was there ever a more perfect band to grace the much-missed Sarah imprint back in the day? A band with the ability to make you smile through tears, their songs shone with the innocence of youth…told through a melodic prism that fizzed with ear candy effervescence… there’s a breathless tug afoot here, its disarming quiet reflection… a softly mellowed murmur that gently stings with slow fused seduction” [The Sunday Experience]

“Australia’s Even As We Speak were associated with the esteemed indie-pop cult label Sarah Records, but their music was always a cut above their label mates.. Their songs–often short bursts never longer than two to three minutes–were both punky and sophisticated…. If any band is in dire need of a full career compilation, it’s this one; that they’ve reunited and recently released a smashing EP is joyous news indeed” []

“Sydney, Australia indie rockers Even As We Speak are no strangers to making lush power pop that is smart and effective in every way that good music of that genre should. They’ve been at it since the 80’s and after a few years apart the band recently reunited and have been back at it with a solid set of new music. Most recently their 5-song EP The Black Forest, which Emotional Response Records released in September. Their single “Such A Good Feeling” certainly lives up to it’s title, effortlessly giving us sunny power pop melodies that are clean and bright-minded, a total winner in every which way” [We All Want Someone to Shout For]