It’s fun reading reviews. You start goofing around with friends, you decide to try and start playing shows, come up with a name, record some songs, let someone release them for you and put your art out into the world… and it comes back to you in the form of a review.
Most bands just want to see a good review. They would be happiest with something like, ‘Not only are Tunabunny the most innovative musical performers in history, but they’re so commercial that it’s inevitable they will make millions of dollars and be sexually desired by people all over the world.’ But for us, a review is like the second half of a good conversation. We’re just curious what people have to say.
Besides, we’re already sexually desired all over the world.
One of the fun parts of being in a band is choosing how to present yourself. Beyond the music, there are pictures, videos, record covers, and press releases to be created. And each one, whether you want it to or not, communicates something about your band. But when you do those things a little differently from the commonly agreed upon method of pursing fame stardom and massive amounts of $$$, some people tend to think you’re just being jerks. Or that you don’t take what you do very seriously. Or that it’s some kind of negative statement about them.
They’re wrong, of course. But that’s okay.
Tunabunny has never gotten a bad review. Honestly, we’re not sure if people even write bad reviews anymore. But in our (small, tiny) review archive, some people have understood our intentions better than others.
This guy understands us completely. And as people who hate being misunderstood, but also hate being deliberate & obvious, it was very gratifying to read. I think the next time someone wants to interview us, we’ll just give them his e-mail address.