Beach Bunny - 'Honeymoon'

8/10

Following on from the rousing success of their previous four EPs, as well as their multi-million streamed single 'Prom Queen', Chicago's Beach Bunny have now passed the first major milestone of their career with the release of their debut album. Over these last few years, the band have looked to channel the fresh and energetic tones of acts like Best Coast and Sløtface to deliver a bold and exciting collection of singles, and this is exactly what we get on 'Honeymoon', an album filled to the brim with catchy riffs and a fun atmosphere.

Led by the penetrating vocals of frontwoman Lili Trifilio, the group move effortlessly from one fast-paced cut to the next, conjuring influences from a diverse array of inspirations as it plays. While 'Honeymoon' largely looks to keep itself in the guise of a rough-but-impactful aesthetic throughout much of its runtime, there are still plenty of moments that sees the band take a step back from the raucous adventures of tracks like 'Promises' and 'Colourblind' to deliver a more swooning sound, with cuts such as 'April' and 'Racetrack' acting as a wonderful pallet cleanser before they kick back off again.

Despite only nine tracks long and 25 minutes in length, 'Honeymoon' still manages to pack in one hell of a punch throughout. Although it may be short, Beach Bunny never feel like they are rushing through their first collection, making for a enticing yet brief offering with plenty of avenues to explore in the future.

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