Billed as the launch party for new single ‘Grass’, but ending with the announcement of a hiatus for the band, tonight was a mixed bag for The Violet Bunnies and their audience.
Well worth the wait, ‘Grass’ proved to be a fine way to sign off, with its lush piano-led Fleetwood Mac-meets-Abba styled Americana/folk/pop sound.
Led tonight by fantastic live harmonies, the single is the standout in an evening of otherwise finally delivered covers, taking us from Crowded House to Bob Dylan.
A series of technical hitches aside, on Queen’s ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ The Violet Bunnies delivered a confident performance focused on dual instruments (piano and guitar) and dual vocals.
With promises for the band to remain together, of sorts, in two spin-off outfits, it’s refreshing to hear that the promise of ‘Grass’ may live on and be further developed in the future.