“a nuanced portrait of life in the north of England under the rule of a Conservative government.”The Fader
“[Foam Island] shows the divide between the north and south of England is as clear cut as ever”
“You won’t hear another album like it this year, and that alone is a reason to grimly raise a glass and be thankful for a band with a disdain for smiling sweetly”
“a reconciliation of Darkstar’s teeming musical impulses”
"Sociopolitical heft and sumptious soundscapes"