'Vesta'

 Enraptured Records

(2019)

'Cult Favourites exhale their second album in three years... a sweet throwback to trip-hop and dream-pop, enhanced greatly by Lucy Castro's voice.'

Prog

'... a celebration of all that is missing from today’s daytime radio stations... Quite wonderful.' 

Monolith Cocktail

 '... grandiose synths, crystalline beats and soaring vocals... it's chilly presence won't leave you out in the cold.'

Flipside 

‘ … able to supply an almost innate delicate wistfulness… mournful, yet oddly powerful too...‘

Pennyblackmusic

'... full of subtle surprises and sweet little touches... a quiet gem'

Freq

'All That Matters Now'

 Rocketgirl Records

(2000)

'... ‘All that matters now’ sounds, like Nick Drake & his ancestors – quite lovely’' 

NME

 

‘... Rippling gently with campfire acoustics & criss-crossing between Ry Cooder territory & Tortoise’s playroom, Superb - 5/5’'

Musik

'... This, the band’s Debut single produced by Randall Nieman of Fuxa is a cut above the rest - Acoustic guitars & piano complement each other in what promises to be a low-key start to an interesting career... ’

Record Collector

‘... purveyors of slo-core atmospherics, their take on spaced acoustic guitars & country simplicity wouldn’t sound misplaced in Will Oldham’s oeuvre, markedly on the single ‘All that matters now’' 

Making Music

'Wilderness'

 Enraptured Records

(2017)

‘…This is all “eyes wide open”, musically and lyrically, full of romantic expectancy and the possibility of imminent sunbursts...’

The Quietus

 

‘4/5…dream-pop airiness propelled by an electronic undertow, Lucy Castro’s voice adding off-kilter sweetness…'

Q

 

‘7/10...post-4AD pop with glistening electronic touches…there’s plenty of uncommon beauty here’

Uncut

 

'...Captivating depth and complexity that really pulls you in....a worthy successor to their debut'

Electronic Sound

 

 ‘4/5…shimmering, floating beauty…'

Shindig!

'... luscious indietronica, deftly brushed by the hand of shoegaze and with their sense of ruminative melancholia intact.... Coldharbourstores’ unexpected return

is a very lovely thing indeed.'

The Skinny

'Wilderness' is the sort of glossy, credible alt-pop album that some musicians spend their entire

lives attempting to perfect...'

 TastyFanzine

 

'A Day Gone By'

 Rocketgirl Records

(2000)

 

‘...mysterious & filmic, marked by aquatic vibraphone and peals of ambient trumpet, sounding like some long-overlooked Angelo Badalamenti composition’    

Magnet  

  

 ‘... an utterly singular and mysterious group, light on information but long in pop smarts. Beguiling, simple and sad, this is one to watch out for.’               

Philadelphia Weekly News

'... immobile et frisquet, leur A day gone by dégage pourtant cette chaleur vacillante autrefois distillee par les disques enregistres a la bougie chez Sarah Records' 

Les Inrockuptibles

'More Than The Other'

Rocketgirl Records

(2002)

 

‘7/10… Hypnotic acoustic ambience... glistening production... perfect for those long winter nights while snowed in the house with no phone or television...’    

A.P (Alternative Press)

 

‘… one of those great outfits that can recycle heartbreak and turn it into a record that can lift you out of your own. With a great live feel, courtesy of Producer Graham Sutton… '

RTE

 

‘… like an ambient take on The Strands, Hayden or Sparklehorse’s last album ‘more than the other’ often finds itself very close to beautiful, such as the moment two and a half minutes into “Long Ago” when the drums kick in and the soundstage widens into cinemascope. ‘

Stylus 

 

‘...gentle folk-tinged intimacy...’

Mojo

... their debut full-length and they’re certainly playing to their strengths... unhurried, bordering on the languorous, with a nod to the dreamy balladry of early Mojave 3.'

Comes with a Smile

‘'A Rocketgirl Compilation'

Rocketgirl Records

(2001)

'... coldharbourstores underline their hit band potential’... '

Q