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

“Their music reminded me of the oncoming winter ahead and I felt like we were transported to a dusty old pub somewhere in the United Kingdom”
- Nikita Vout, Raindrops & Rooftops

The music of Melbourne based Run Rabbit Run is a reflective journey through the minds of dual-front men Casey Martin & Michael Roberts. Best described as Progressive Folk Rock, the bands sound teeters and sways between sombre, unassuming 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 were born in late 2011 out of a passion for the subtlety and honesty that folk music breathes. Deriving their name from lyrics in the opening track of Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon, the band quickly set themselves apart with highly energetic, infectious live performances and an onslaught of alluring instrumentation.

The unveiling of We Don’t Know, the first single released from the forthcoming EP, took the five-piece on a headlining tour throughout Victoria and Sydney in early 2017, after a successful Melbourne launch at The Toff in Town. The tracks on Bloodline show a more atmospheric side of the bands music than that of their previous 2014/15 single releases, while retaining some more up tempo moments fans of their past work will appreciate. The title Bloodline references lyrics from the EP’s closing track Lights; “I’m tied to my bloodline, it pulls and oh it confines.” The lyrics reflecting upon our connection to our past, of familial ties, and the apparent inability to ever gain true independence from our makers.

“We feel the EP is a true representation of who we are as a band, there is more light and dark within the tracks than that of our previous releases and the songs and lyrics themselves we feel are deeper, more honest, and far more mature.”

Run Rabbit Run will be touring throughout October/November to promote the release of their debut EP, Bloodline.

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!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

I can't deny how soaring and emotional this gets. Good luck resisting its charms.

I can't deny how soaring and emotional this gets. Good luck resisting its charms.

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

21 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

OH. MY. GOD. The build on this song into that uptempo breakdown is so so satisfying to listen to, as well as those lush harmonies in the gang vocal and brilliant instrumentation. Beautiful.

OH. MY. GOD. The build on this song into that uptempo breakdown is so so satisfying to listen to, as well as those lush harmonies in the gang vocal and brilliant instrumentation. Beautiful.