Many grown-up children of the '80s have a special place in their hearts for ladies such as the Go-Go's, Bananarama, and Kim "Kids in America" Wilde. Their music was pouty, awash in lip gloss and hairspray, and absolutely irresistible. Their songs made pining and heartache sound like so much friggin' fun. Finally, the valley girl woes have a new poster girl: Manda Marble. Manda and the Marbles are a Columbus, Ohio trio whose songs mirror those of sassy female-fronted pop bands – sunny surf rhythms and rather forlorn subject matter.
:Jeanne Fury, Review of Manda and The Marbles, NY Rock Confidential, March, 2003
Who is Manda you might ask? Well just take the best of the Go-Go's, Berlin, and your favorite girl-fronted 80's new wave pop band...that's Manda. This will be the soundtrack to many a summer. Prepare to have your hearts broken.
:Punk Updates, October 15, 2002, in relation to release of More SeductionComplete review by Hein Terweduwe is accessible ; www.punkupdates.com: "...I'd prefer to call this sound power pop with a glimpse of pop punk in it. Manda's fluent voice really does fit this music and the light guitar and mid-tempo drumming results in joyful tunes. ...Fans of The Go-Go's, Blondie or why not Dance Hall Crashers and Teen Idols will like it for sure."