Progressive folk-pop indeed! This ear-catching young band is Ontario’s answer to Juno winners Said the Whale. The musicality and songcraft connotes a band far more experienced and world-wise than Ptarmigan could possibly be at less than four years formed. I already consider myself a fan and will no doubt be watching Ptarmigan take off in the Canadian indie-folk world as news spreads of this talent.
— Amanda Putz, host of Bandwidth on CBC Radio One


"The eight songs borrow boldly and confidently from the past, fusing together traditions even as they’re liberally sprinkled with modern fashions. It’s almost impossible not to say that Ptarmigan are clearly building their own kind of magic."  - Graypoint Owl


"On “O Zephyr”, Ptarmigan embark on an odyssey all their own, inviting listeners to join them along the way. This song is intense, thoughtful, and complex; it stimulates our senses, questions our ideas and beliefs, and takes on a journey through time and space... a promising single from a refreshingly unique band."  -  Atwood Magazine
" impressively sophisticated sound"  -  Indie Shuffle
"Ptarmigan is a real progressive band is the best tradition"   -  Audio Fuzz


"[Spirit Wakes] begins with intricate fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar, gradually building its lush, layered sound with the incorporation of warm vocals, angelic harmonies and gently rolling percussion. Dramatic riffs crash in and out, adding some drama to the sweet, melodic tune. It serves as an introduction to the band's upcoming album, which is expected out in early 2016."  - Exclaim!
"Despite its ghostly title, ‘Spirit Wakes’ is a very full song. Guitars dazzle and voices dance as PTARMIGAN charge ahead with a powerful purpose to rouse you from slumber and reinvigorate your own spirit."  - Grayowl Point


Eliak and the Dream surpasses expectations from a group of 20-somethings. The writing and production displays wisdom beyond their years, and is one of the most listenable records of the year, major label or not... Through crafting strong hooks, immersive atmospheres, and self-reflective lyrics, the record has plenty of room to breathe and plenty of room for its audience to immerse themselves in it.
— Adrian Potvin, The Ontarion Newspaper
A promising start for a band that shows they are able to cut out their own space in the well populated indie-folk scene
— Rafaello Russo, Music Won't Save You