The Bunny Tylers
The Bunny Tylers is a duo from Lebanon whose core consists of two prominent musicians from the Beirut scene: singer-songwriter and guitarist Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs, Malayan, Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal (The Incompetents, Under the Carpet, Interbellum, Stress/Distress). The group is a natural amalgamation of the prolific careers of the two long-time collaborators, fusing Haber’s songwriting sensibility with Tabbal’s technical and instrumental know-how and tying musical loose ends from both musicians’ past work. Initially formed to score Nadim Tabet and Karine Wehbe’s video essay “Summer ’91”, they continued working in film scoring, art installations and their own releases. Their latest album “Chance Meetings”, recorded with the help of Benoit de Villeneuve in Paris, sets Haber’s bleak songs and sorrowful voice against a backdrop of beats and textures spawned from the pair’s post-punk, ambient and drone roots. The result is a drug-hazy polaroid of murder mysteries and misspent youth, the last remnants of a Film Noir set in abandoned Lebanese coastal resorts. The album is due for release in January 2018 by Lebanese label Ruptured and Cargo Records.