|Who||What They Said|
|The Guardian||"Sheffield's loveliest band"|
|The Sun||"They stand on the brink of becoming the steel city's latest sensations"|
"Roll over Charles Darwin and tell those musical evolutionists the news - there's yet more Sheffield Monkeys beside the Arctic variety."
"These Sheffield kids are big big news. They have a sound that transports you back to the days of the late 80's and listening to John Peel religiously every night. It sounds like a mix of The Siddleys, Belle and Sebastian and Sarah Records."
"We love monkey swallows the universe and so should you."
"Nat Johnson and Kevin Gori wrap [Nat's] humane insight in a richly melodic web of acoustic guitar (they’re the best acoustic duo since Simon and Garfunkel).
"This lot are something special."
|Tasty Fanzine||"Sometimes a band comes along and gives you a few smiles. Sometimes a band comes along and makes you excited. And sometimes a band comes along and sweeps you off your feet. Monkey Swallows the Universe fit into the latter category with ease."|
|Drowned in Sound||"Capable of haunting, tear-prickling acoustic beauty...more than worthy of any - and everyone's respect and attention."|
|Sounds XP||"These simians know how to soothe even the most furrowed of brows. Lovely."|
|Sandman Magazine||"Astonishingly engaging songwriting"|