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  Rabbits on Trampolines by Rabbits on Trampolines

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Artist: Rabbits on Trampolines
Title: Rabbits on Trampolines
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2007

At times it sounds like the band is taking us on a trip through the history of British 60's pop and rock along with the Britpop sound of the 90's.  And although they may be standing on the shoulders of giants, when you aim to scale the heights there is no harm in setting out from a firm foundation.

The standout track is "Never Say"; a solid up tempo track that merges sounds from the naivety of 60's cool with Britpop pragmatism, and effortlessly has you rocking along with the band.  "Shadows" is one that has been firmly cast from the Britpop mould and is another highlight, while "Better Again" owes much to the sounds and structures of the Beatles of Sergeant Pepper.  With "5am Again" we have a swirling ball of sound that is reminiscent of the Moody Blues in their psychedelic period, albeit with less weird lyrics!

The hands of the Beatles, Kinks, Who and Small Faces can be felt throughout, as can later bands such as Oasis, Blur and Pulp.  This is a band who proudly wear their influences on their collective sleeves.  Despite this, on the whole, they avoid the trap of just sounding like pale imitations of their heroes, and stamp their own brand on the music for everyone to hear. Available by worldwide mail order from CD Baby.
Review Date: September 15 2007