"‘Upturned’, his debut single as Alexander’s Festival Hall, still feels remarkably mature – and remarkably like Spiritualized doing an electro-pop Divine Comedy."
(The Line of Best Fit)
"AFH sounds like Jarvis Cocker backed by a street marching band trying to play Disco in a gay Vaudeville cabaret owned by Kompakt" (HowDoYouAre blog)
"One moment a green olive being seductively swirled around a perfectly mixed Martini, the next a revolving mirror ball lighting up the eyes of George Gershwin..." (Plectrum-TCP magazine)
"Like The Postal Service if they were defiantly English, the cleverly understated progression and mix of the traditional and the new makes this a touching ballad about staring out over the edge and wondering."
(Danny Wright, This Is Fake DIY)
"This delightfully light-hearted, smart single brings to mind a distinctly English Magnetic Fields – we dare you not to lose your heart to the gorgeous liftoff of the chorus."
"[The] single carries a Jens Lekman kind of wit, the sort you only acquire through reading lots of Tobias Wolff novels with Owen Pallett clarinet solos in the background."