Indie Is Not A Genre - "To feel the full liveliness of the piano riffs, I recommend whacking up the volume on your music player to as high as you can make it go!"
Muso's Guide - "The songs therein are raw, both in terms of heartfelt honesty and roots-rock guitar work, whilst the collection overall represents display of writing prowess rarely matched."
Electric Banana - "Luke Ritchie exudes total British charm...something fresh, modern and exciting."
AAA Music - "The songs are rich, passionate and beautiful. Both intricate and complex, they have a soulful, yet rocky tone. This is music which is strong, polished and accessible."
Rhythm Circus - "All in all, an outstanding debut album."
7Bit Arcade - "Ritchie’s enveloping vocals are a warming comfort accompanied by artistically constructed, often passionate melodies... enough merit and character to keep you coming back for more."
Lyric Lounge Review - "...Ritchie’s glorious debut..."
Glasswerk - "with The Water's Edge we get [...] an album that packs power as well as solidarity and if you will 'coolness' about the album"
Acoustic Magazine - "Coming across vocally as a less oak-aged John Martyn or a more fragile Paul Brady, here's a debut from an acoustic singer-songwriter unafraid of making a full-metal racket. (Full review available in August issue no. 68)
RoomThirteen - "...a richly and beautifully crafted piece of music on the whole. Both the neck-prickling pieces and the catchy folk-pop numbers exemplify his passion and his inherent talent."