"Jonny Couch writes pop songs you can sink into. Animal Instinct, is a collection of warm, analog-synth-heavy pop songs that blend the dancey edge of New Romantic greats Visage and Ultravox with the softer tones of modern keyboard-driven popsters Future Islands and Tame Impala." (June 2018 Print Edition)
"Part Roxy Music, part Robert Palmer, and part ooey-gooey bubblegum deliciousness, every song on Mystery Man would have—if released in 1983—been on the soundtrack of every single movie made, for the next decade, that concerned the loss of a shy youngster’s virginity."
“Vertigo” is both a zany look into one’s mind and heart losing their equilibrium paired with fantastically infectious lyrics and sleek synth melodies.
"Mystery Man is definitely worthy of your time especially if your copy of Valley Girl is just an arm’s reach away."
"2019’s Mystery Man is his most recent full-length, and it’s recommended, as it’s full of concise and catchy rockers."
Louder Than War
"A knack for maddeningly catchy melodies and pretty much every song sounds like a hit"
"On a bed of pillowy, ‘80s-style synth ballads and boisterous power-pop, all silliness is reflected back with a true sense of musicianship and earnestness."
"That was a fun set. Couch and his band were campy, glam, power pop fun."