What’s really great about Owen Rabbit’s debut release Police Car, is the complexity of the musicality. His sound, which encompasses elements of soul, trip-hop, indie and R&B, is unique and experimental.
Owen Rabbit shows incredible potential as he experiments with elements of soul, trip-hop and R&B. He also uses a spray can to make a sample!
Owen Rabbit shows with this release that gone are the days of the young artist leanings with sweeter-than-saccharine indie-pop sounds, and in its place are songs that are more polished, more mature and have a lot more depth and intricacy. I’m reminded of Bon Iver’s Perth in this track, with flares of distorted guitars, synthesisers and makeshift instruments which promise gigantic possibility just around the corner.
To approach the elephant in the room, don’t worry, Owen Rabbit’s music isn’t mature to the point of being boring or lost its creative edge in favour of sophistication, the creative mind- bender function of the musician seems finely intact, and if his stereoscopic images are any sign, he is showing that its creative and innovative edge is alive and well. What he’s doing at this point is firing on all cylinders. And it shows.
With influences that include James Blake, The Cure, Bjork and Aphex Twin, Owen Rabbit has debuted as an artist who crafts fascinating music that is sure to evolve with every released. August 1st marks the release of Owen Rabbit’s first single “Police Car,” which will be available as 7” vinyl, CD and digitally through Catch Release Records. The AU Review and Catch Release Records also present Owen’s first national tour which will see him take his eclectic and experimental live show around the country for 7 special intimate shows. Soon to embark on a national Australian tour, we’re sure to hear more from this innovative artist.
Friday, August 8th – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, August 9th – Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar), Sydney, NSW
Thursday, August 14th – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday, August 15th – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, August 16th – The Lass, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday, August 21st – The Bird, Perth, WA
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