"The only thing better than the bluesy, garage-rock guitars is Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup's vocal chemistry."
"...an infectious collection that highlights not only their songwriting chops but also their graceful harmonies... Stroup is the Tammi Terrell to Dabbs’ Marvin Gaye, the Carla Thomas to his Otis Redding..."
"This Nashville duo’s sultry garage rock comes in like a lion, thanks to fuzzy guitars and Amy Stroup’s salted-caramel voice."
"Introducing the First Sweet Musical Treat of 2012: Sugar + the Hi-lows ...will put you in the proper mood, especially after repeated listens to this addictive album, which has style and substance. "
"Singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup give sweet soul in their new group."
"The duo’s self-titled debut won’t be released until February 14th, otherwise it would be a last minute addition to my best of the year list. This brilliant collection of songs beautifully marries modern indie-pop with with retro rockabilly and soul."
"There’s a whole lot of shaking going on with the pair’s self-titled debut, a short, breezy collection of rockabilly, throwback pop, Motown, and jump blues."
"Remember when music used to be fun? When artists were more concerned about loving what they were doing than about landing he next big commercial spot? A musician could focus on what they truly loved and made them happy, not what some suit said was best. It’s a very rare thing to find these days, so I figured I would save you some time looking, and introduce you to Sugar + the Hi-Lows."
"Nashville singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup embrace classic pop and soul inspirations with this engaging collaboration."
"addictive album, which has style and substance"
"Sugar + the Hi-Lows just might be the next breakout band to capture the nation's imagination."
"Nashvillian songwriters Trent Dabbs & Amy Stroup set the way-back machine to the late 50's, early 60's days of classic pop for their new, pitch perfect and shiny satin side project"
"...the duo knows how to lay just the right amount of the shimmy and sway into their country-tinted rock. Lighthearted on top but not without a heavy retro groove underneath, their forthcoming self-titled debut album channels a sound from the ’50s and ’60s by way of crisp execution."
"From the varied musical selections to the catchy wordplay, these two definitely know how to groove… By the time you get through the foot-stomping, hand-clapping, saloon-style rocking finale, “Skip the Line,” you should have a grin on your face"
" Standouts on the self-titled album include opener “Show and Tell”, “Two Day High”, and “This Can’t Be the Last Time.” "
"Dabbs and Stroup announce their arrival with a release that is both fresh and inviting. Mark this down as the first stand-out debut of 2012."