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The Tea Club


Crossover Prog

3.95 | 92 ratings

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4 stars What we have here is a band that blends their pop, indie and prog influences into a delicate whole, very subtle, fresh and intriguing. Take that from a reviewer who approaches anything with pop influences with the utmost care.

The first few bands that come to mind for possible comparisons are Pineapple Thief, Gazpacho and Oceansize. All of them bands that have taken the emo-indie-rock of Radiohead and Muse into Prog territory. Together with Oceansize's first album, this Rabbit album seems like one of the most successful of such crossovers.

There's a couple of reasons for that, the band has crafted a very intricate sound, where layers of melodies and rhythms weave an ever changing melodic pattern. The music is direct, emotional and accessible, but also subtle and intelligent enough to keep a few of those layers hidden, and it takes a couple of listens to reveal those. The natural and lively production of the album is brilliant; it's good to see that some people still master that art.

Rabbit is a great example of modern Prog, not earth-shattering but still fresh and with personality, with a certain pop sensibility but without the sentimentalism that often comes with that. Recommended for fans of Radiohead and all Prog bands in their wake.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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