Cliff Hillis keeps releasing EPs. Cliff’s EPs are always very, very good. Grade: A” - John M. Borack


Always a reliable writer and performer, Cliff returns with arguably his finest release, an EP’s worth of pop songs that sing.” - Alan Haber

Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio

Ladies and Gentlemen…Cliff Hillis! This isn’t the first time he has made it into Beatles Freak Reviews, but truth be told, he just keeps continuing to impress me every time he comes out with new music. ” - Jennifer Vanderslice

Beatles-Freak's Reviews

Hillis is one of the finest contemporary American songwriters. This seven-song EP is everything we have come to expect from him: richly detailed slices of life and love set amid instantly compelling hooks and instrumentation. ”

Pop That Goes Crunch!

With his Love Not War EP, Cliff Hillis gives power pop fans one of the best power pop records of the year so far. Sure, it’s an EP of only 7 songs, but virtually every one is a gem.” - Richard Rossi

Power Pop News Blog

His music is inspired by the past, but not stuck in it.Singer-songwriter Cliff Hillis and his wife, Beth Lennon, moved to Phoenixville 10 years ago from his native Delaware, lured by the town's old-timey charm and haunts like the Colonial Theatre and Vale Rio Diner.They're old souls, for sure: he the performer of retro rock 'n' roll with his band the Forward Thinkers, and she the author of an online blog called Retro Roadmap, which pinpoints vintage places to go and things to do across the country. ” - Don Botch

Reading Eagle

 What was the biggest fun during the making of “love not war”? For me it was to actually play drums on a couple of my own songs. ” - Patrick Donders

SweetSweetMusic Blog

Cliff is back! Another EP loaded with excellent songs. ” - Aaron Kupferberg

Power Popaholic

Today's guest is Philadelphia area singer/songwriter Cliff Hillis! His brand new EP "Love Not War" is being released today, and Cliff joined me to tell me all about it.” - Matt Kacar

Aritst Connection Podcast

Artists like Cliff Hillis make my job easy by always delivering top-flight releases. Love Not War’s seven musical pearls constitute nothing less than the writing of the book on the pop EP as high art; every song is a dream construct, a marvel of melody and harmony.” - Alan Haber

Pure Pop Radio review

Download “Love Not War” by Cliff Hillis November 23rd, 2015 | 8:00AM | By Bruce Warren   Philly singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Cliff Hillis has released a new song, “Love Not War,” from a forthcoming EP out in February. A mainstay of the Philly local music scene since his work with the John Faye Power Trip, Hillis has collaborated with various local musicians including John Lilly (The Hooters), Scot Sax, and Jake Snider. Joining Hillis on his EP are Patrick Berkery on drums, (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace), Jason Loughlin on guitar (Amos Lee, Rachel Yamagata), Greg Maragos on bass and keyboards, Shelley Weiss on violin and David Kershner on trumpet. Love And War is Hillis’s followup to the power popster’s 2014 release, Song Machine. Hillis has several shows coming up including November 28th at Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, and on December 5th at Tin Angel. Below, download “Love Not War” for a limited time.   ” - Bruce Warren

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