Atom Band’s début EP “All Liars & Thieves” set them on a path as the band took their first step in establishing themselves as Rock giants in the South African rock scene. It’s been about a year since that and we have been given a gift in the name of Rabbit Season’s A Witch. Let’s jump right into it, shall we?
THE EP (DUCK SEASON? RABBIT SEASON?)
First off, I’d like to say this EP reminded me of a classic Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck clash and I couldn’t quite get that image out of my head throughout this process.
Crash Ballad begins this tale and it lives up to its name. A Post-Punk Revival track that packs a punch and literally crashes into your sound system. I have a thing for Track 1 on any record I listen to and this one did justice to the EP.
The Panic In The Needle Park continues with the energy of the first track and kicks things up a notch. Vassan Nirhoo has a very energetic voice and the first two tracks make it very clear to whoever is listening.
Sideways is the last track on the EP and it slows down the pace considerably. It’s a beautiful contrast to the first two tracks. It shows the diversity of the band in terms of creativity and song arrangement. It’s definitely my favorite on the EP.
Rabbit Season’s A Witch is a beautiful three track record. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that this band has found solid ground. Compared to their first EP (which was equally beautiful), this EP was evidently bolder and that is a huge step in the right direction.
I definitely recommend this and I can’t wait for their début album.
FINAL RATING: 3/5