Agony Aunt is catchy upbeat girl guitar that sounds more like Blondie than Blondie do now they've jacked in the substances.
'And what a great tune that is!'
- Feb 2000
Unmissable are headliners Persil (...) whose December '99 single Agony Aunt was a burst of alluringly offbeat, synth-assisted brilliance - more please!
Persil are from Amsterdam and sound like Shampoo playing Stereolab in Nico's kitchen.
Strangely wonderful in its own truly awful way. Well done...
Steve Lamacqin Melody Maker
A group you'd hope will do well.
Off-kilter but utterly charming female vocals.
Imagine if Stereolab really decided to kick up some dust and rock out like a female Grandaddy. Yes it is that good.
Ah, silly noises jumping from speaker to speaker are always a good sign... Moving swiftly into throbbing, keyboard pop with insanely catchy melody and a voice that sets up camp in your skull and refuses to budge. Good stuff this and very much a 'proper' single.
(Agony Aunt review by Cay)
'Basically, Pulp's Razzamatazz if Jarvis Cocker had a gruesomely unsuccesful sex change and replaced the rest of the band with electronic ducks.'