Reviews, Press and Interviews (2017):
Our new "POP-ROCKET" EP has been reviewed by writer/critic/blogger, Terrence Flamm. Huge thanks to Terry for taking the time to listen and review the EP; featured on his brokenheartedtoy.blogspot.com this date.
Kevin Matthews of Power of Pop, says: "And Pop Rocket sure lives up to its name as it punches through the wishy-washy brain-numbingly wall of most new pop and rock music to deliver a crystal clear sound and vision of power, melody, energy and rhythm. Sure, it’s classicist in nature and references to classic rock pervades – Cheap Trick, The Stones et al – but in this age of ham-fisted attempts at connecting with millennial audiences, it’s reassuring to find songs like “Get Over You”, “I’m Not Through” and “Let’s Not Wait”, which never pander and simply aim for the best that Power Pop Rock N Roll can be."
Richard Rossi of POWER POP NEWS reviewed the new "POP-ROCKET" EP and said: "Catchy tunes that fit well within the classic power pop template used by bands such as Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne and early Tom Petty. “I’m Not Through” is first rate guitar pop with it’s shout aloud chorus and memorable melody. It’s easy to like the bouncy “Let’s Not Wait” and “Save Me From Myself” has the catchy chorus and crunchy guitars that place it head and shoulders above the others. While it’s only one of several quite enjoyable songs on Pop Rocket, it’s the standout single for me."
Jeremy Morris of Jam Records says: "POP ALERT!!! THRIFT STORE HALO is back with a brand new 6 song EP. Their first power pop release in a really long time. This ILLINOIS trio put the POWER back in pop with nice rough edgy guitars that rock and pop with excitement. The sound will appeal to fans who like their power pop on the lively side. Fans of The Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, John Cougar, The Black Crows, DM3, The Plimsouls should dig it the most. This is top pop !!!THRIFT STORE HALO rocks! "
Thank you to Terrence Flamm for mentioning TSH's reformation and upcoming performance at Ballydoyle Irish Pub on August 4, 2016, in his blog, Broken Hearted Toy: Slumgullion