Having just announced an east coast tour in support of their newest single, We Don't Know, we asked Melburnian folk rock five-piece Run Rabbit Run what their top ten folk/folk rock tracks of all time are.
The band's tour kicked off on 11 February.
Fleet Foxes - The Shrine/An Argument
Michael: This song kinda blew my mind and showed me how many directions you can take a song without sticking to ‘verse-chorus-verse-chorus’ standard formula.
Julia Jacklin – Motherland
Casey: It was a toss up between this song and Pool Party, but the chorus in Motherland just wipes me out. It’s comes so late into the song and it’s just flawless. Julia’s voice is out of this world beautiful!
Freya Josephine Hollick - A Man is the Water
Casey: I’m not quite sure how I came across Freya, I think she just popped up on Facebook one time, but I haven’t stopped listening to her since I first heard this song. It’s like getting thrown back in time.
Bahamas – Lost in the Light
Felicity: I did backing vocals for this song for a TAFE performance a couple of years ago. Absolutely love this tune.
Grizzly Bear – Yet Again
Michael: I often catch myself singing the first verse to this song. It’s so damn catchy!
Ainslie Wills – Drive
Noah & the Whale – Give a Little Love
Casey: Although NATW’s second album The First Days of Spring was a much more important album for me than the one this track is from, this particular song means a whole lot to me. NATW were a huge part of why I became interested in folk music, and this song inspired much of how I approach song writing. It was also a big part of why we incorporated Indian harmonium into our tunes.
Feist - Undiscovered First
Boy and Bear - Golden Jubilee
Hey Rosetta – Trish’s Song
The Loft, Warrnambool
Vic On The Park, Marrickville