...there are enough dynamic and quirky edges on songs like “International Shortwave” to sustain the album and make me wonder what Hollier is going to do next.
— Chris Kompanek, Huffington Post
KING ROPES are able to refresh the vocal snarl of Mick Jagger and Lou Reed, while weaving through cogent instrumental arrangements. DIRT has a number of different styles that the band includes, but the cohesion of the release is considerable...
— James McQuiston, NeuFutur Magazine
Dirt is a great soundtrack for a bar fight, a marriage proposal at a roadside diner, a Pride parade outside a monster truck pull, a lazy walk through the woods, or anywhere you care to be. Witty, raw, honest and excellently made, King Rope’s latest record Dirt is a knock out.
— Lisa Waugh, Skallywag Magazine
King Ropes has released a new album, but instead of calling the album Dirt, it should have been titled Rare Gem. That’s because King Ropes produces an interesting new sound from veteran musician Dave Hollier, who’s been influenced by some of the best. Hollier’s vocals are as good or better than any top indie group out there today — he also plays guitar and, interestingly, makes some very cool industrial noise.”
— John Daly, West Coast Rocker


March 2017

Vents Magazine by RJ Frometa / 3.16.2017

February 2017

OnStage Magazine / by Kath Galasso / 2.23.2017

Audible Addixion / by Kristen Calderoni / 2.17.2017

Moxi Pop / by Jake Tully / 2.13.2017

January 2017

The Harlton Empire / by The Harlton Empire / 1.27.2017

Stereo Embers Magazineby Jen Dan / 1.27.2017

Groundsoundsby Brendon Goldwasser / 1.27.2017

Revista Ojo / by Revista Ojo / 1.26.2017

Revista Ojo / by Revista Ojo / 1.26.2017

Lords of Dogwoodby Lords of Dogwood / 1.25.2017

Big Takeoverby Cody Conard / 1.25.2017

Huffington Post / by Chris Kompanek / 1.24.2017

The Music Court / by Toria Munoz / 1.20.2017

Sensible Reasonby Jabari Kefele / 1.19.2017

Middle Tennessee Music by Joshua Smotherman / 1.14.2017

New Sick Musicby Kaitlin Ruether / 1.14.2017

Scallywag Magazine / by Lisa Waugh / 1.12.2017

Neufutur Magazine / by James McQuiston / 1.11.2017

Short & Sweet NYCby Ralph Greco / 1.11.2017