Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Artist: The Danger Bunnies
Format: CD EP
Released: April 18, 2010
Label: Self Released
Producer: Jeff Lovejoy
Recorded: Blackbox Studios, Brisbane

With the recent press attention this highschool girl dominated pop/rock band has been getting, everybody ought to love the Danger Bunnies. If the world becomes perfect within the next four years they will be even bigger and more memorable than Lady Gaga.
Formed whilst still in primary school in 2005 and led by guitarist/vocalist Indigo Keane, these teenage girls and guy drummer have delivered an EP that's full of cute, quirky but gutsy rock in a similar vein to previous bands I was a fan of like The Dream Poppies and Hot Liquid Sex. Open up with the sulky strutting bubblegum New Wave orientated rock of "Red Black & White" with it's yelled chorus and a gigantic thundering guitar and bass playing complete with some nice 60's garage-r0ck organ, the EP goes quickly into great melodic gems with "Grumpy" about the morning angst after a sleepover party, "Danger" has an urgent rushing sound about knowing where to stand your ground with the girls, whilst "Red Eyes" is about a sympathised allergy to cutesy furry animals. The EP softens up a bit towards the end with "Secret Admirer". In all, it shows a lot of promise for this band. With a good tight professional production courtesy of Brisrock maestro Jeff Lovejoy, and a good doting press it's a good indication that this band has much more to offer in the future. File somewhere next to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hole, and The White Stripes if you have any of their albums in your collection - the Danger Bunnies deserve such a slot.


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