Formed in Liverpool 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk rock band with heavy influence from Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Iggy & the Stooges, The Doors, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and many more. Their debut album, Crocodiles (1980), met with critical acclaim and made UK Top 20. Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart. By mid-1980s the band solidified their cult status through the highly successful release of The Cutter and Porcupine albums. To date these are now regarded as their landmark releases, that spawned the hit singles Sliver, Seven Seas and The Killing Moon (featured in the Cult movie, Donnie Darko). Presently the band consist of: Will Sergeant (vocals, guitar), Ian McCulloch (vocals, guitar), Gordy Goudie (guitar), Stephen Brannan (bass), Jez Wing (keyboards) and Nick Kilroe (drums).