City Calm Down ~ Rabbit Run

CITY CALM DOWN Rabbit Run Artwork!

Who is CITY CALM DOWN?  A brilliant 4-piece band from Melbourne!  They are: Jack Bourke, Sam Mullaly, Jeremy Sonnenberg and Lee Armstrong!

My first impression of “Rabbit Run” :  Infectiously moving on the surface with a dark and melancholic underbelly that is undeniable!

My take :  When I think of all the great music coming out of Australia over the past few years, my mind immediately focuses on the trendsetting electronic music scene and for good reason.  But in reality, there are also some amazing bands, like CITY CALM DOWN, I feel have all the makings of carrying a different style to a whole new level.   They just make good music with a special something that makes people want to listen and with their new track Rabbit Run” I am definitely all in.  Giving off a vibe with a similar bleakness to songs from The National, CITY CALM DOWN brings a little more energy and a bit more optimism between the lines.  Leaving me with a feeling of having a fighting chance in whatever struggle I might be wrestling with inside of me.  “Rabbit Run” speaks to me on a level I feel is easy to relate to.  Without any hesitation or difficulty in grabbing a hold of what is actually being said.  To sum up how I feel in a simple and concise way, “Rabbit Run” is one of the best songs I have heard all year.  Period!

Be on the lookout for In A Restless House, the highly anticipated CITY CALM DOWN debut LP  set to come out later this year on September 11thOr better yet, pre-order it here if you dare!

TMH RATING: 8.8/10 Amazing!

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{TMH! RATINGS: 5= Ok; 6= Solid; 7=Very Good; 8=Amazing; 9=On Repeat; 10=EPIC}

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Born in sunny San Diego and raised in central Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign and spent the better part of 10 years in sunny Phoenix Arizona after graduation. I now reside in Savoy IL and I try to make it up to the Chicago music scene as much as I can. Music has always been a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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