(All the Right Things) This is a great performance of an equally fantastic song. Alpha Cat, a New York based, mixed gender quartet (three ladies and a guy back-up singer) build an ambience quickly with an intro of woozy congas (recalling Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight") and maracas that add subtle texture to a southwestern guitar motif. Elizabeth McCullough's vocals sound similar to her obvious influence, Beth Orton on her breakthrough album, Central Reservation. When McCullough sings, "Who was that woman I saw you with last night/Or does it really matter/You know that you left me so long ago" her phrasing paints a clear picture of a heartache -- fresh out of the box -- and the subsequent resignation that the relationship has, in reality been dead and gone for quite some time. "All the Right Things" is a gorgeous, devastating requiem with the feel of a daydream, buoyed by an undercurrent of tribal rhythm that provides a cathartic experience for both listener and performer. For fans of Beth Orton, Rita Coolidge, Phil Collins, Beck�s Mutations, Joseph Arthur, etc.” - Gail Worley


Vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth McCullough layers the ballsiness of Patti Smith, the brassy sass of Chrissie Hynde, and the inward-searching focus of Natalie Merchant over a Pretenders tough, Television urgent, Liz Phair-meets-Michael Stipe vibe that incorporates dashes of rechurned Buffalo Springfield guitarisms (including a nod at 'Mr. Soul') courtesy of Richard Lloyd on the amazing 'Ground Rush,' Rich Feridun on the enticing 'Horse to Water;' and co-producer Fred Smith on the sullen '7 Year Itch.' A tremendous talent, www.thealphacat.com has the whole story while a quick listen is yours at: www.mp3.com,alphacat.iuma.com.” - Al Muzer

— the Aquarian Weekly

Alpha Cat, led by Elizabeth McCullough, writes some strong songs in an edgy, left of-center pop kind of way...Who do they sound like? ... if you're in dire need of reference points, think of a grittier Aimee Mann with a Television cover band backing up. Once in awhile, as on All the Right Things, McCullough summons up a sound that blends the haunting Americana of Gillian Welch with the minimalistic pop of bands like Dream Syndicate and Mazzy Star, and that is quite a convincing combination.” - Dan Cook

— Free Times Weekly: Columbia, South Carolina