"The intellectual contingent of her writing aside, Psychotic Melancholia is a positively jaw-dropping exposition that celebrates the entire canon of rock ‘n’ roll’s energy, and should be considered an upping of the ante on the gritty sonic real estate of garage, punk, country, and Americana, into some amalgam altogether more apt of Thompson-King’s wondrous artistic aptitudes." -Paste Magazine
"Juke-joint rhythm and blues bump up against heartsick country, tinges of psychedelia bleeding through the garage-rock performance. Throughout Psychotic Melancholia, Thompson-King's vocal delivery is just what the doctor ordered."
-Micah Schweizer, Wyoming Public Radio for NPR
"Hayley Thompson-King is here to kick ass and take names. You’d hardly know this fiery rock and roll queen has a formal education in music (she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music) as her music feels like it was reared in a Southern roadhouse." -Glide Magazine
"Hayley Thompson-King comes out the gate swinging with 'Large Hall, Slow Decay'." -The Americana Music Association
"Her voice rends the air, plucking fervent sounds from the din and distortion of guitars and drums. The song rattles around in your head, a fever that never seems to release its hold and one that you're all too happy to sweat out. There's also a hint of Dum Dum Girls or Best Coast hiding within the track, a summery echo that rings true to her incandescent creativity."