The reviews of our latest album MKIII are pouring in and boy are they good! Whew! Here are some recent press quotes (translated from Dutch) :

Sunny, versatile, timeless pop

“On MKIII, Walker Diver displays a sound that unmistakably references American indie rock, but these days there aren’t that many U.S. bands playing this kind of sunny, yet versatile guitar pop and writing songs that are as good and timeless as these. This music deserves a lot more attention than it will probably get over here.”

(Erwin Zijleman, De Krenten Uit de Pop)

An amazing collection of songs

“A lot of bands send me their independently released records. Very few are as good as this one. I find myself listening to it over and over again. What a great record. An amazing collection of songs that reminds me of Big Star, Lemonheads, The Replacements and Dinosaur Jr.”

(Menno Pot, De Volkskrant)

Solid throughout

 “We lost track of Walker Diver for a while, but now they’re back with a vengeance. Their third album MKIII is solid throughout and simultaneously reminds us of The Shins, Reigning Sound and Centro-Matic, all excellent song crafters, as far as we’re concerned.”

(Ingmar Griffioen, Never Mind The Hype)

Captivating from beginning to end

“Are you paying attention, boys and girls? This is how you make a solid rock & roll record that simply refuses to be innovative and at the same time is captivating from beginning to end. Folk, Americana and British Invasion influences are effortlessly combined on a record that manages to capture the sheer joy of a live performance.”

(N.S., VPRO 3voor12)

Great attention to detail

“The twelve songs on MKIII owe a debt to bands like Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and The Jayhawks, but more importantly, these songs are well-crafted and immaculately recorded, with great attention to detail.”

(Ronald Rinirie, Muzine)

Pleasantly persistent hooks

“Acoustic and electric guitars provide catchy hooks that will prove to be pleasantly persistent. In the opening track, Rip Rock ‘n’Roll, they carry rock ’n’ roll to the grave and it might as well have featured on The Posies’ Frosting On The Beater. Then again, the stand out single You Need A Lover brings the ghost of Thin Lizzy back to life. And so the lads tap from various wells, quenching our thirst for quality pop tunes.”

(Bootsy Butsenzeller, Luminous Dash)