"Anyone who likes Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan has a lot to enjoy on this amazing album, stripped down feeling, and striking, in all its simplicity, extremely beautiful."
- Börje Holmén / Musikbloggen 67 -
"Give yourself a warm musical gift in these tumultuous times and discover Son Of The Velvet Rat."
- Björn Bostrand / Popgeni -
"Son of the Velvet Rat celebrates the release of their anthology “Monkey Years #2”. This latest collection, culled from a deep dive into 4 former albums, is a treat for those willing to track americana to its farthestflung outposts and represents a sampler of their considerable back catalogue. The collection also includes 2 previously unreleased tracks, “Mother Of Pearl” and “Sirens”.
- Kenneth Bremer / Blue Desert -
“There are many husband wife singing couples in the world of music, but Georg Altziebler and Heike Binder from Son Of The Velvet Rat are most probably the most unrecognized one. However, their great songs and splendid vocals are uncomparable to any other bands. The newly released ‘Monkey Years #2’ brings together the most precious tracks taken from earlier albums which they have recorded for the Monkey-label from Vienna. Truly believe me, this one you must absolutely add to your record collection!“.
- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -