The Bunny Hop make impressive debut with ‘Hair Helmet’ EP

The Bunny Hop‘Hair Helmet’
The Bunny Hop (self-released)
3.5 stars out of 5

With their appealing mix of punk rock, pop, garage rock and rockabilly, high-octane trio The Bunny Hop have made an impressive debut with “Hair Helmet.” The band came together in 2012 when John White and Andrea Tarka of pop/punk outfit Stewart teamed up with no-wave act Green Andy and they began exploring their shared musical influences.

The Bunny Hop CD“Hair Helmet” was recorded in John and Andrea’s Haverford, Pa., basement and serves as a rock-solid six-track introduction to The Bunny Hop that stomps by in a very efficient 13 minutes. Not every song is a winner here — “Wholesale” and set closer “The Day the Band took Over” are the weak links — but there are more hits than misses.

Opener “I Want to Be in a Cover Band” is the clear-cut highlight, but The Bunny Hop also score with “How Does That Sound,” “Big Intuition” and “Tact.” I look forward to hearing what the band can do over the course of a full-length album. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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