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 Marcus Jennings – Bass/Backing Vocals Michael Palmer – Drums/Backing Vocals


Influences

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


Unearthed artists we like

HUSKY, Slowly Slowly, Elliot Friend, Velvet Archers, DASH


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.

Run Rabbit Run are now preparing for the release of their debut EP, Bloodline. The first single, We Don’t Know, distinguishes itself as a darker departure from the band’s previous stand-alone single releases. Exploring the crushing feeling of losing familiarity with one’s emotions; We Don’t Know is dense and raw. The EP title, Bloodline, references lyrics from the closing track, Lights; “I’m tied to my bloodline, it pulls and oh it confines.” The lyrics reflect upon our connection to our past, of familial ties, and the apparent inability to ever gain true independence from our makers.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

15 Feb 2017

Triple J
40

When banjo is bad, it's bad. But when it's good, it's excellent.

When banjo is bad, it's bad. But when it's good, it's excellent.

Review

50

What a great tune, I can't get enough of it!

What a great tune, I can't get enough of it!

Review

Spud47

02 Mar 2017

50

Love the track! Gets a fair work out on repeat. Another great catchy tune. Can't wait to see what's next!?!?!

Love the track! Gets a fair work out on repeat. Another great catchy tune. Can't wait to see what's next!?!?!