Westword - Denver, Colorado
March 2005

The story starts like this: Five years ago, two sisters by the names of Adrienne the Anemone and Bethany the Barracuda decide to mix ornate, goth-shaded pop music with puppetry, sign-language and a flair for sheer fantasy. Enlisting the aid of drummer Khattie the Katfish, the Austin-based outfit began confounding audiences with a surreal, Tim-Burton-meets Kate Bush stage pageant. But as spectacular as the Helper's visuals are, they can't overshadow their music. "The Suspicious Fish", the trio's debut, weaves operatic, piano-anchored spells of art rock that imagine Azure Ray taking up residence in a Neil Gaiman graphic novel: all mystery, melody and magic. - Jason Heller