Digital Music — March 27, 2014 at 6:55 am

Echo & The Bunnymen offer first taste of ‘Meteorites’ with 7-minute ‘Market Town’

Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen return later this spring with their first album and five years, and this week they give fans the first inkling of what to expect from Meteorites with “Market Town,” an anthemic, 7-minute rocker that debuted over at Consequence of Sound. The album, produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth, is out April 28 in the U.K. and June 3 in the U.S.

The band already has announced a European tour this spring, and is expected to roll out U.S. dates soon.







  1. First impression is it’s a nice blend of old and new. Sounds better put together than songs from the “Fountain” as well. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the record.

  2. Nothing special, to be honest, and certainly far from the quality of Ocean Rain. Any track on that album is better than this, in my opinion.
    Looking forward to the album and tour, though.

    • Really? Nothing special but you’re looking forward to it??

    • Sorry. Not trying to be snarky, but at this point (way past their prime and down two bandmates) the only thing I’m hoping for is that it’s better than The Fountain.

      • Definitely, they really reached a peak since reuniting with What Are You Gonna’ Do With Your Life but have steadily declined since. That was a perfect example of a mature Bunnymen release with elements of the old sound for good measure. They have spent the last eight years trying to copy their previous selves a little too much and the albums suffer because of it.

        Maybe U2 can give them the opening slot on their next tour, Ian and Bono get on quite well from what I’ve read over the years.

  3. I like it!

    I find it quite strange there is more than a month between the UK and US releases…

  4. Tom Hepple

    Cool tune, I like it a lot on first listen!

  5. I’m diggin it.

  6. I admire that it’s so daring in length and subject (the flailing economy). need to listen a few more times, but, yeah, I agree with those who find it promising. As we all know (and some of us love) Mac an ego as wide as the Grand Canyon. His music did, too–maybe this a return.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *