The Commotions write epic, sparkling, uncommonly skilled jazzy, funky soul/pop that, depending where you are on Volume II, conjure everything from Motown to Stax to Jake and Elwood. If this was the 1970s, The Sonny & Cher Show would be duking it out with Lola Falana to book the band for a marquee spot. The Commotions were recently greeted with open arms and ears at college, internet, jazz, CBC and other specialty radio – garnering airplay on over 50+ stations across Canada which most recently culminated in a TOP 50 college radio debut position on EARSHOT’s National Chart! No wonder The Commotions made the ‘Best Of List’ in LA Music’s TOP 2017 releases of the year backed up by a number of rave reviews from around the globe:
"Definitely one of the best albums of 2017. Get this one like your life depends on it.”
"The Commotions have recorded one of the most memorable albums released in 2017 regardless of genre."
"Volume II from this glorious band more than builds on the promise heard with their first release; it blows it up exponentially and hits home."
"a band and a release that sets the mark high for itself and meets it every time"
"The Commotions are impressive on every front and challenge anyone who might suppose that this sort of traditional music is limited to regurgitating standards."
"There are few albums in any style that will come out this year capable of matching the energy The Commotions fill Volume II."
INDIE MUSIC REVIEWS
"The Commotions’ songwriting brings that quality to the fore along with a depth of intelligence informing every aspect that’s quite unlike anything we’ve heard from the genre in many years"
"The Commotions are a wonderful outfit that manage a massive sound that never sounds too cluttered or asks too much of the listener"
INDIE MINDY MUSIC
"The Commotions’ Volume II will knock novices for a loop and remind fans they made with the first time album that they are among the most promising young bands working today."