“The Wands always keep on the right side of pastiche by way of freak-fuzz guitars, churchy organ and ace tunes. Funny, serious and very groovy ” – UNCUT MAGAZINE (8/10)
"The Wands have produced a marvellous piece of work for their first ‘long player’. The Dawn is a mesmeric concoction of ditties old and new – as a full album it is an all-pervading wall-of-sound that infuses the straight up raw and gritty with a wild, kaleidoscopic, aural abandon. A complex record, yet clearly defined"
– ARTROCKER MAGAZINE (4/5)
"Rummaging through the past to concoct their vision of the present, it's both mesmeric and revealing."
- 7/10 DROWNED IN SOUND
"It's hypnotic, like a Mazzy Star record, but nonchalant like The Stooges and it draws influence from all the right places. This is a more than accomplished debut from a band that will go on to great things."
- 9/10 VAPOUR TRAIL