The Weightlifters

Press/Reviews

Pennyblackmusic

O My Stars: "...this EP is lovely. Purely lovely. That might not make you compelled to listen, but seriously, how many lovely CDs do you own? Try this one out. Lovely."

Toxic Pete

"'O My Stars' by The Weightlifters is pop music for the more discerning ear, a beautifully created and superbly performed modern 'operetta' of great depth and feeling - really cool, really, really enjoyable and really, really, really worth a listen (or two!)."

The Beat Surrender

O My Stars: "another corking mini album that has seven tantalisingly brilliant tracks which serve to wet your appetite for the full length debut that must follow shortly you would hope."

Absolute Powerpop

"Had you put these two EPs together ['Last of the Sunday Drivers' and 'O My Stars'], you'd have a year-end top 10 contender."

Powerpopaholic

Gives 'O My Stars' a 9 out of 10 and says... "Fans of both Big Star and Teenage Fanclub will enjoy these melodic masterworks by a powerful tune smith in the zone."

Bill's Music Forum

O My Stars: "don't let The Weightlifters' name fool you...what Adam aims to lift is your soul"

Under the Tangerine Tree

'O My Stars' made Italian blog, Under the Tangerine Tree's "Top 10 EPs of 2008" list (#8).

Not Lame Recordings

O My Stars: "This 7 song mini-CD is awash with high-brow Posies sensibilities, Pugwash-like competence and Elliot Smithy emotional resonance... not a bad track here, this one is hard to not lift both thumbs skyward and say "RIGHT ON, More, please!"

Kool Kat Musik

'O My Stars' made Kool Kat Musik's "The Best of 2008" list.

CDReviews.com

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "a small debut collection of exquisite indie pop songs that stand easily with the best that The Pernice Brothers or New Pornographers have offered to date."

IndiePages

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "a masterpiece of grand yet understated pop"

Indie-music.com Magazine

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "With beautiful imagery, inspired melodies, and clever lyrics, this EP should not be passed up by any music lover."

Openingbands.com

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "This truly is an excellent EP and will leave you desiring more and more music from a soon-to-be famous artist"

SMU Daily Campus

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "the best, most 'indie' music I've come across in some time."

Whisperin and Hollerin

Gives 'Last of the Sunday Drivers' 8 of 10 stars and says that it "serves notice that McLaughlin and his compadres are folk of taste and refinement who know more than a trick or three where the great US power-pop lineage is concerned."

Absolute Powerpop

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "There is a bit of a Big Star sound here, but more like Big Star by way of Teenage Fanclub. It's really quite good stuff..."

New-Noise.Net

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "This is a great example of American pop at its sunsoaked, laidback best. Think of a smiling Elliot Smith jamming with The Shins."

Kool Kat Musik

Last of the Sunday Drivers: "Can't wait for a full-length! EXCELLENT!!!"