"An inspired sound comes from Derecho. Beautifully crafted music with poetic and meaningful lyrics, delivered with passion. Seldom will you find all these elements in one song, and yet Derecho have managed to do this to all their songs. A delight to discover, and a band to treasure. Thank you Derecho, for the beautiful music. Rock with passion and feeling!"
Rock Renegade, Radio DJ
“Finding the right rock sound can be akin to stumbling across the Holy Grail. There’s so much crap out there masquerading as ‘rock’ with awful spangly, over-indulgent guitar, a penchant towards double-bass pedal on the drums as if it were an Olympic sport rather than an instrument and done-to-death riffs that your parents would remember. Not so Derecho. In Coffee And Disruption, the Cambridge-based quartet offer intelligently crafted and performed rock that is refreshingly new yet retains the familiar hallmarks of the best of the genre.”
Old Black Whistle Test
"Immediately, the word Rock comes to mind – and not in the loosey-goosey genre that’s used to describe any band that crawls out of a London sewer. This is the original stuff. No fancy effects pedals, loop machines or over the top wah-whas. Just rollicking (yes, I just used that word) guitar motifs and classic beefy bass riffs."
Anna Lamma - Invisible Images
“Ever heard from the band Derecho? It's time to listen into it. Finest UK Rock.”
"Derecho are like a musical A-Team" ... "They unleash blistering guitars, while the rhythm section drive the arrangement along. Jo’s vocal is best described as powerhouse. It’s no hold barred. " ... "'The Silence' closes Coffee and Disruption. From an understated arrangement, quickly, a pounding, melodic rock track unfolds. Flourishes of keyboards provide the perfect foil to Derecho, who become a power trio. Mike unleashes machine gun guitar licks. The drums have a “ratty” nineties sound and provide the heartbeat. Then there’s Jo’s vocal. It’s a mixture of emotion, energy and enthusiasm. She’s determined to close Coffee and Disruption on a high, and does so, with a slice of indie rock."
Derek Anderson - dereksmusicblog
“...What's next for this Cambridge-based four piece rock band? Only time will tell. If more material like we have on "Coffee & Disruption" (from Blondie-driven punk like "Bystander" to the driving rhythms of eighties-vibe rocker "The Silence" this one has it all!) is in store then I welcome the opportunity to roll with this female-fronted rock outfit wherever they may choose to roam from this point out. You can hear the album for yourself at the link below and, as an added bonus, be sure to check out the video to the group's "The Silence" (featuring very cool keys that are splashed against rock and roll garage riffs!) right here (should you wish to see this band live and in living color!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osXiJgv49A0 Speaking of live and in living color, Derecho sure sound as if they keep a busy schedule (as far as playing live in concerned!) so, if you're on that side of the pond and all, be sure to check out this original rock and roll band for yourself. I know I would”