"We tend to remember artists that walk that fine line between chaos and control. Teetering on the edge of oblivion, and just stepping back always makes art, in any medium, that much more exciting. In pop music, when an artist or group works from a formula, and warps and bends that formula, it’s a beautiful thing. Leopold and his Fiction is one of those groups. The band is a stripped-down outfit that spices its folk-inflected rock ‘n’ roll with heavy doses of garage and bits of psych."
"The band, lead by vocalist Daniel James- has something genuinely on fire –You get the sort of vibe you experience with heavy-duty vintage rock ‘n’ roll - that explodes and transcends, even mutilates at times. However, one of the best things about Leopold and His Fiction is their deep appreciation of the contrasts and subtleties between - stunning and impressive, and that’s the case with this band."
"While the sound is certainly expansive, Leopold and His Fiction also manages to exude a certain kind of folk-tinged, backwoods charm that makes them much more than just a straight up rock-and-roll band."
—NPR Second Stage
"The ramshackle style and rustic revival stem from parts of America's deep, dark underbelly and together meld into a recipe of rootsy fervor."
"There's soon to be a new addition to (Thom) Monahan's list of endemic masterpieces
he's been trusted by Leopold & his Fiction with the task of recording their next full-length.
As if Leopold & His Fiction isn't already well-established, seeping rock-hard melody and gritty psychedelia, the band has really upped the ante in anticipation of their third record with new members..."
—The Bay Bridged
"Where Leopold and His Fiction’s intricacies take a prominent hold on recordings, the trio’s sound merges into an energetic fury when played on the dark stages of the venues they frequent–earning them the status as of one of San Francisco’s most coveted new bands."
"Leopold And His Fiction manages these small, amusing feats but more importantly Daniel James is a wicked good songwriter-musician capable of evoking some primo ancestors over the course of this dead solid, warmly wrapped 11-song effort."
"It has become a great music experience to watch them grow and become the wrecking ball that they are today...Without a doubt, Golden Friends is the strongest tune I've heard from Leopold. The dark, brooding track screams and echos like a mashup of The Doors and Wolfmother. Frontman Daniel James' poetic approach to songwriting creates a complex and complicated late-night lament that plays in your head like a movie, showcasing his strength as a songwriter."
—Front Porch Musings
"I could easily compare Leopold and his Fiction to a vintage wine, a vintage car maybe, but they’re more like a rough piece of aged leather, one that’s been soaked and handled accordingly, reconstituted for a modern-day take. That’s just what they are. A close, almost perfect fit..."