Echo And The Bunnymen are not only a fantastic band, but they are also one of the most subtly seminal acts of the 1980s. They might not have reached the mammoth heights of some of their contemporaries, but their influence spread, like… well, like breeding rabbits.
Will Sergeant’s forthcoming memoir will charter this rise and more. Bunnyman: A Memoir is set to see Sergeant regale us with the following: “From school-day horrors and mud flinging fun to nights at Liverpool’s punk club, Eric’s, where he saw amongst other The Fall, Joy Division, The Cure, Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, The Damned, and thousands of other musicians and bands, Sergeant was fuelled by and thrived on music, ignited by the excitement of punk.”
The official press release continues, “It was this devotion that led to the birth of the Bunnymen, to the days when he and Ian McCulloch would muck around with reel-to-reel recordings of song ideas in the front room of his dad’s council house, and to finding a community – friends, enemies and many in between – with those who would become post-punk royalty from the likes of Dead or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and the Teardrop Explodes to name a few.”
The memoir is set for release on July 15th via Constable/Little Brown publishing. The band are also set to hit the road in February 2022 for a recently announced UK tour.
The group formed in 1978 and have released 13 studio albums, their latest coming in 2018 with the acclaimed record The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.
You can check out one of the bands biggest hits ‘The Cutter’ below.