Trick of the Light
David Bash (International Pop Overthrow) writes: 'A wonderful singer - 'Trick Of The Light' is chock full of hooks and good feelin' tunes that could cure a depressed man for the rest of his life. File under: 'for fans of The Rubinoos and Ed James'.' Bruce Brodeen (of Not Lame Recordings) writes: 'Lift those lighters, pop fans - Rob Smith (he of the classic Australian skinny-tie power pop band, The Innocents) has delivered a classic that should pull at the heartstrings and sensibilities of most folks hanging out in these quarters on the Not Lame site. For those who like comparisons (or like to trace influences) one can hear unmistakable shades of The Beatles, Split Enz, The Raspberries, The Records and The Rubinoos. Rob Smith's voice also contains flashes of Roy Orbison and Cliff Richard. He's released a string of really strong albums this decade but 'Trick Of The Light' leaves those so far in the dust, it's hard to even draw a connection to those.