Skegss have released their latest single, Bunny Man, making an impact on the post-lockdown Aussie music scene for all the right reasons.
There is more to Bunny Man than killer musicianship and clever songwriting, with the track paying homage to Skegss’ tour manager, guitar tech, photographer, driver, and friend – Bunny Man.
The decision to release a tune dedicated to Bunny Man and the band’s hardworking crew was made in response to the lack of work circulating for live music support staff over the past 18 months.
Toby Cregan, Skegss member and surfing enthusiast, spoke candidly about the new track, stating:
“I know it’s kind of over the top sentimental, but who gives a fuck? These people are the best. Bunny Man goes to extreme lengths to help people out. When I sent him the demo of the song he said that he cried happy tears, and that made me so happy.”
“He’s had a really tough couple of years because of the lack of gigs, so if this song got him to feel good for a moment, then that’s all that matters to me.”
The music video was released alongside the single, co-directed by Toby and video collaborator Jaimeson Kerr. In the video the band share the song with Bunny Man for the first time, capturing his raw reaction.
The video also shouts out the full touring crew, who have inevitably suffered throughout the COVID-19 live music drought.
But don’t throw the tissues away too soon… the band has taken things one step further, revealing all net proceeds from Bandcamp digital sales and the sales of accompanying Bunny Man shirts will be donated to the Skegss crew directly. This will run from today until the 1st of December, 2021.
As if we needed more reason to jump on board, the release also aligns with this month’s Bandcamp Friday, where all processing fees are waived on the platform for 24 hours.
Alongside the debut of Bunny Man is the release of David Herington’s (Bunny Man himself) photo book. The book chronicles his life working with local bands and previous years on the road.
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The work, appropriately titled Bunny, features snaps captured on the road with Skegss, Dune Rats, Ruby Fields, Tasman Keith, Pist Idiots, Ecca Vandal, DZ Deathrays, Pup and Parcels. You can pre-order your copy here.
Skegss released their ARIA album and vinyl sales chart-topping LP Rehearsal in March this year..
The lads will be hitting the road from December 18 bringing Rehearsal to life, with Bunny Man and the rest of their crew finally by their side.
Bunny Man is out now via Loma Vista Recordings / Virgin Music Australia. Stream or purchase your copy here.