" It’s striking and heartbreaking... lingers long after ..." Kim Ilkowski, Stereogum

"...left my voice suspended like a marionette, dangling in open space..." Twin Peaks interview in NYLON Magazine

“…unwinds with a natural and intimate grace that may make you think twice. “That’s partly owing to the production of Howard Bilerman... who made Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker sound like it was recorded from deep within the singer’s chest... It comes together slowly, as a gentle picking pattern that softly blossoms under his voice.” -FLOOD Magazine

"...the kind of music you want to listen to as it rains. It’s sad and it’s delicate but beautiful, the vibrato backing vocal adds a special edge." -The National Student, Fresher Sounds - The best new music.

" some current greats you can compare him to, like Bonnie ‘Price’ Billy or late Jason Molina... The music is all quiet and gentle, while the lyrics cover the themes that could be a part of a soundtrack for Leftovers, Twin Peaks or True Detective.  - Ljubinko Zivkovic, Soundblab

" Holyoak’s candid recollections are spoken over a naked guitar, with Katherine Peacock’s beautiful, frail harmonies shadowing them. " -

"...epic lyrical landscapes spanning tales of vampires, street performers and talking flowers."  Robin Bacior -News Review



He’s another one for 2014 to put on your radar, evoking the ghost of Bon Iver, the soul of James Vincent McMorrow and the autumn chill of S. Carey. - BBC Radio 6

American-born, Canadian-based musician Neil Holyoak has been putting a surrealist, sometimes psychedelic, twist on folk and country music since the mid-2000s. - AllMusic

Combines exquisite guitar-driven melodies with Holyoak’s deep, soothing vocals that are filled back and forth with poetic images. It just can’t get more romantically melancholy than that. - CMJ


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