On White Rabbits' official site, they include a 'Press' section which - rather than linking to Pitchfork's glowing review of their debut album 'Fort Nightly' - consists of a number of often disparaging reviews from 13-year old schoolkids. One of the more appreciative children makes a sidenote to state that they are in the school orchestra and so knows "alot about music". This is obviously true, because they then concisely describe White Rabbits without their fellow reviewers' need for incaccurate and repellent comparisons to the likes of The Strokes, Muse, Madness or Arctic Monkeys.
"nice beat, great choice of notes, flows quite well, fine choice of words"This summary could easily be elaborated upon to include references to their beautiful summertime Calypso piano lines, powerful double drumming, multi-layered vocal and instrumental harmonies and mass singalongs ("We held our tongues throughout it, one day we'll laugh about it!"), but those few words are simple and understated enough to simultaneously address and reflect the wonderful pop music of White Rabbits.
Kid On My Shoulders
White Rabbits were performing in Dublin last Saturday night at Nokia Trends Lab's inaugural event, alongside Simple Kid (download Simp's free 3-track EP here) and Halves. The Rabbits and The Kid will both be returning to Ireland in September to play on Electric Picnic's 'Nokia Trends Lab' stage. The stage will also host - at least - three more of the festival's highlights; The Kissaway Trail, Good Shoes and The Little Ones.