SKIBUNNY is TANYA Mellotte (vocals, guitar, keys) and MARK Gordon (vocals, bass, guitar, keys).
With one eye on tunes and one on the dance floor, â€œHugsâ€ is 40 minutes of bittersweet electronic guitar-pop beating with an uplifting heart, sitting somewhere between NEW ORDER, GOLDFRAPP and THE CURE, ranging from the washed-out bliss of Aah Ooh to the crunching stomp of recent EP lead track Walk Don’t Walk, and including a re-imagining of the Afghan Whigs track Milez iz Ded.
The albumâ€™s central theme is about wanting more than your lot, about taking risks in life and love, and if it doesnâ€™t work out?
You pick yourself up, dust yourself down and do it all over again, but this time a little bit better.
Hugs also features guest vocals by MAPS and Kaori Tsuchida from THE GO! TEAM.
One of the finest acts to come from Northern Ireland, ‘SKIBUNNY’ will play an in store in TOWER RECORDS (Dublin) on Friday November 19th 2010, this is free to attend and afterwards you can also catch the band at The Good Social venue where they will be on the same bill as Chrystal Fighters.