ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
The best rock band ever? For those who were young when Echo & the Bunnymen changed the rock in the early 80’s that opinion is not uncommon. The melodramatic post-punks from Liverpool combined the minimalist aesthetics of punk with a dark, romantic surrealism and were quickly declared cult. The unattainably cool singer Ian McCulloch was as cosmic as Jim Morrisson and as obvious as Lou Reed and in the back he had the underrated rhythm section consisting of bassist Les Pattinson and drummer Pete de Freitas – all decorated with guitarist Will Sergeant’s unmistakable guitar playing.
Echo & the Bunnymen had an almost improbable artistic heyday during the first half of the 80’s. The iconic debut ‘Crocodiles’ from 1980 was followed by the three classics ‘Heaven Up Here’ (1981), ‘Porcupine’ (1983) and ‘Ocean Rain’ (1984). This was followed by a turbulent time to say the least, but against all odds, they reunited and released the acclaimed album ‘What Are You Going To Do With Your Life’ in 1999. Since then, the band, which now consists only of McCulloch and Sergeant, has continued to release relevant music and touring together. To celebrate the 40 years that the band has worked, Echo & the Bunnymen will go on an extensive tour in 2022.
On March 27, Echo and The Bunnymen will perform in the Ballroom at Berns in Stockholm, tickets are out now!