From aliens, chickens and surviving the 80s – to a dog, a god, and a good many drinks – Wake the Bear wears his heart on his sleeve – without the cheese. Up-beat poppers. Low-key stoppers. All held together with stuck-in-your-head glue.
A humble, dreamy lushness is crafted with acoustic guitars, keys, synths, layered voices and heart-swelling string sounds, all tied together by Cunningham’s emotive, vivacious lead vocals, which have the kind of effortless elasticity that only truly great singers can pull off. (CityBeat)