Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Husky, Boy & Bear, Mumford & Sons, The Middle East, Noah & The Whale


band members

Casey Martin – Acoustic Guitar/Lapsteel/Banjo/Lead Vocals Michael Roberts – Lead guitar/Banjo/Lapsteel/Lead Vocals Felicity Walter – Keys/Harmonium/Backing Vocals Doug Ewert – Bass/Backing Vocals Michael Palmer – Drums/Backing Vocals


Influences

Husky, Noah & The Whale, Boy & Bear, The Middle East, Hey Rosetta!, Fleet Foxes


Bio

“This is self-assured music that challenges the boundaries of folk. It’s bold, confident, and oh so good” – Sounds of Oz

The music of Melbourne based Run Rabbit Run is best described as Progressive Folk Rock. Their sound sways between sombre folk, raucous fast-paced country, and often leans into the realm of atmospheric and climactic prog-rock. Citing artists such as Noah & The Whale, Hey Rosetta!, and Fleet Foxes as influences; Run Rabbit Run formed out of a passion for the honesty that folk music breathes. Their name is derived from lyrics in the opening track of Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon.

“We’ve always been inspired by bands that create rich soundscapes and push the boundaries of their genre.”

The 2017 release of the band’s debut EP, entitled Bloodline, displayed a darker and more atmospheric tone to the band’s song-writing than their previous 2014/15 single-track releases, with many of the tracks foregoing the up-tempo country/folk vibe in favour of more melancholic, lyrically driven tunes. The release was highly praised in online reviews, with tracks Old Soul and Sticks receiving multiple spins on Triple J’s ‘Roots ‘n’ All’ and various other radio programs.

“For a band relatively young in age, this EP showcases a maturity that puts them right alongside contemporaries such as Boy & Bear, Matt Corby and even Mumford & Sons.”-Pilerats

“It (Bloodline) is energetic and beautifully produced, a unique take on Australian folk and one which we highly recommend you explore.”-Happy Mag

Faker is the follow up single after the release of Bloodline. The single offers up a new sound for the band, reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac meets early Bon Iver. Written by co-lead vocalist Michael Roberts, the song reflects on feelings of anxiety and inauthenticity while putting on a happy facade in social situations.

“A while back I was finding myself in these social scenarios where I wasn’t being truly honest with myself and others about what I wanted or how I was feeling. The song’s not really focused in on my own experience, but certainly inspired by what I was going through at the time. It’s a bit of a look in on that feeling of isolation and always being at arms-length from everyone in your life.”

The new single is the first glimpse of Run Rabbit Run’s upcoming sophomore EP, which is currently in the recording process, with plans to release in early-2020.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Sheesh, when you intertwine those voices it's just too pretty. This whole track will have your folksy heart shuffling.

Sheesh, when you intertwine those voices it's just too pretty. This whole track will have your folksy heart shuffling.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

15 Feb 2019

Triple J
35

Georgeous harmonies, gorgeous chorus

Georgeous harmonies, gorgeous chorus

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

28 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

Woah what a way to melt a heart. This is stunning and thoroughly enjoyable. Those strings are also a lovely delight! Thank you!

Woah what a way to melt a heart. This is stunning and thoroughly enjoyable. Those strings are also a lovely delight! Thank you!