done by MiQ, JRo, DLo at home and other places and also Soup Studio. mixed and mastered by Simon Trought at Soup. released on tape and digital by Healthy Eating Records
"Throughout the EP Goldblooms weave expertly from impossibly catchy to just a bit batshit... Hostile Takeover shines with energy and innovation and seriously catchy pop, with an established “sound” without the slightest hint of repetitiveness. I can’t wait to hear what Goldblooms come up with next."
– 8/10, Drowned In Sound
"GOLDBLOOMS push and distort the indie-heartthrob sentiment that lies at the heart of its yearning lyrics and brightening riffs, and twists it around until it reaches the pinnacle of harsh momentum in its screeching harmonies and crashing cymbals... a track that feels like organised destruction in the best kind of way - pulling you in, and keeping you eager to hear more."
– Pond (about 'the day i met you i was facked')
"features aliens and daftness aplenty, solely responsible for the rare need to use the word zany – last seen here in print back in the days when we used to review releases by Zea who strangely enough this lot sound like after that is a whistle-stop tour of the Elephant 6 Collective sound factory, out via healthy eating records on limited cassette variations – incidentally its called ‘hostile takeover’ and it’s mildly bonkers"
– The Sunday Experience
"An angular contemplative of a world taken over by an alien mindset"
– Emerging Indie Bands