"It’s very important to me to play with other musicians, many of whom are among my closest friends. I don’t want to have to choose, but I’ve played with Victor Nicholls (Scarp, Evening Star) for 25 years pretty much non-stop and he’s the go-to guy when I have any kind of idea or project in mind. An amazing musician. "
Paul James, Living Tradition magazine
"Transcending time, culture and genre, Paul James and the Drowned Lovers stretch folk music to the edges of definition; fusing samples, blistering rock, prog, jazz, indie .. and traditional song in a white-hot melting pot of songs about death, love - and death caused by love.."
Newbury Weekly News
Victor Nicholls deserves particular mention for his robust electric guitar on the instrumental Once There Was a Lone Wolf, which summons up the decaying corpse of 80s Jethro Tull and drags it into uncharted experimental territory
Peter Shaw, FolkRadio