A new band hailing from Phoenix and Los Angeles, but carrying the sound and the swagger that made the Motor City famous – that well known “garage”/dirty sound personified by The Stooges, MC5, etc.  And even though this sound has become almost too-overused in the last few years, this band adds a poppy-ness, catchiness and great production.

Just from the opening track, “The Other Side”, it’s instantly stick-in-your-head, anthemic and has tight vocal harmonies; singers Christa Collins and Nicole Laurenne have great voices that blend perfectly together.  “Shake Me” has a balls-out rock feel that’s more in line with a heavier Black Crowes, with some cool and dirty sounding guitar work (and those harmonies shimmer); “Let’s Go Out” builds and has “radio friendly” written all over it with its swirling synth riff on the chorus and “Apocalypse Twist” is a hundred-mile-an-hour cyclone that smokes.  “You’re Killing Me” is another breakneck riff-fest with thunderous bass and “I Warned You” closes this collection with clever time changes and structural shifts – from quiet to building to reaching a crescendo to coming back down.

A hell of a debut.  And hopefully the beginning of something very good and with longevity.  Motobunny – an easy name with songs not to forget.


Motobunny is available now


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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