To Sweeten Up
''To Sweeten Up' is one of the most original and magnetic albums I've heard from a female solo artist in years. Her music is as unconventional as that of Suzanne Vega but has the pop sensibilities of U2 or The Police, which makes for quite a compelling combination. Listen to songs like 'Money Retail Millionaires' or 'One Day Older' and take notice of their clever lyrics, catchy choruses and adroit musicianship. Glynn is both a critic's worst nightmare and savior. Someone sign this girl...' American Songwriter 'This is as original and unconventional female singer-songwriter album as I've come across... you find yourself smiling at the sheer audacity and exuberance of it all. You can't take your ears off this album for a moment, and no reason why you'd want to.' (five stars) Musical Discoveries (Hereford, UK) 'The modern alternative rock world hasn't seen a great female artist come around in a while and I'm pleased to say that it might be Sarah Glynn who will next make that storied climb up the charts.' Smother.Net 'Opening with the guitar-driven 'Don't Say No,' this album proves that it's not the run-of- the-mill local release... but describing it is much harder than any album I've ever heard to date. If you're into catchy indie-pop you'd do well to search this one out.' INsite Austin magazine 'Immaculately produced and well written songs, with not a negligible amount of creativity, Sarah Glynn has talent in both her voice and her performance.' Tasty Fanzine (Leeds, UK) 'To Sweeten Up appeals to the finicky listener who orders her pop with a side of intellect.' Feedback Magazine 'Her sound is so wonderfully peculiar... a pop-rock omnibus with unconventional undertones. My guess is that Sarah Glynn will soon be filed in your collection between G. Love and Patty Griffin.' 512Magazine 'This track delivers melodies on top of melodies and right when you think you can predict them, she throws an instrumental break at you that lasts just long enough to leave you yearning for the melodies that you just took a break from. It's a truly infectious, almost hypnotic experience. The driving rhythm, the guitars, the melodies; they hold you captive and before you know, the song ends on the CD...but not in your head. You've got a radio single for sure.' The Muses Muse (CD single review) 'A smooth fusion of jazz and indie-pop - interesting melodies, introspective lyrics, clever phrasing and syncopation... very cool music.' Hybrid Magazine 'Sarah Glynn is a one-woman band--- writing, performing and producing her way through a tight album of catchy pop songs. She embraces an early 80s new wave style, which is often blended with an offbeat, herky-jerky rhythm. It's an endearing combination.' MishMash Indie Music Reviews 'It's like U2 meets Dido.' Broadjam reviewer 'The 24-year old exhibits such songwriting moxie and confident command of her multi-instrumental talent that her band could be The Next Big Thing, or at least the Next Big Thing After That. . . .The song is so catchy, the performance so accomplished, I do a 'take,' eyes bulging and jaw dropping to chest.' Austin American Statesman 'Fronted by a mean axe-wielder with a delicate touch named Sarah Glynn, the Luck Band needn't rely on chance to snare fans with it's intricate, dual-guitar web.' Austin Chronicle 'It's like Radiohead meets Sam Phillips.' KGSR DJ, Jenn Garrison.