“Their fourth Album oozes class, from her throaty singing to his empathetic backing vocals and immaculate work with mandolin, banjo, violin and viola.” – The Courier Mail.
“The Macs' down-home songs of love, family and place have universal appeal.” – The Australian.
“Fleur’s voice is one of the finest in the country and Simon is a genuine virtuoso on stringed instruments. And all that is clearly on display on this, their fourth album.” – Rhythms Magazine.
“The McMenamins' music is a companion, a relief and a reassurance - it offers succour but doesn't let the listener believe that it's anything other than intelligent, thoughtfully composed and played music.” – Jolene: The Country Music Blog.
"Rock-solid folk debut" - Rolling Stone Magazine
"Fleur possesses a pristine voice... stretching from sotto voce lullaby lilt to animated cowgirl... Long Time Gone merits a place in the record store racks alongside albums by acts such as The Greencards and Nickel Creek..."
- The Australian
"Long Time Gone is a charming album from two brilliant siblings"
- Capital News April 2011
“this is a record from two very talented players… It’s hard to believe this is a debut.”
- Rhythms Magazine
“a must-have for summer… it is astonishing how accomplished and developed this
album is for a debut.” - Rip It Up
“…this Aussie group have got big things ahead of them.” - Woollpress
“…in the hand's of the McMenamins, folk has never sounded like
so much fun.” - Online Garage
“The McMenamins have created an intricately woven pattern of real life which all can relate to.”
– The Dwarf Website.