[[caption-width-right:350:The band's classic lineup[[note]]From L-R: Pete de Freitas (drums), [=Ian McCulloch=] (vocals), Lee Pattinson (bass), Will Sergeant (guitar)[[/note]]]]

->''"Bring on the dancing horses''\\
''Wherever they may roam''\\
''Shiver and say the words''\\
''Of every lie you've heard"''
-->-- "Bring on the Dancing Horses"

Echo & the Bunnymen are a PostPunk PsychedelicRock band from Liverpool, England. They were part of the Neo-Psychedelic scene in Liverpool before breaking out in TheEighties with popular albums and singles like ''Crocodiles'' and "The Cutter", reaching their peak in 1984 with ''Ocean Rain''. Singer Ian [=McCulloch=] left the band in 1988 to start a solo career, and after the death of drummer Pete de Freitas and a brief reformation with Irish singer Noel Burke, [=McCulloch=] and guitarist Will Sergeant reformed in 1997. The band are currently still performing and recording, with their RevolvingDoorBand lineup always centered around [=McCulloch=] and Sergeant.

!!Studio Discography
* ''Crocodiles'' - (1980)
* ''Heaven Up Here'' - (1981)
* ''Porcupine'' - (1983)
* ''Ocean Rain'' - (1984)
* ''Echo & the Bunnymen'' - (1987)
* ''Reverberation'' - (1990)
* ''Evergreen'' - (1997)
* ''What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?'' - (1999)
* ''Flowers'' - (2001)
* ''Siberia'' - (2005)
* ''The Fountain'' - (2009)
* ''Meteorites'' - (2014)
* ''The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon'' - (2018)

!!This band provides examples of:
* AlternativeRock
* TheBandMinusTheFace: ''Reverberation'' was recorded with Irish singer Noel Burke in place of Ian [=McCulloch=]. Its poor reception, due in part to [=McCulloch's=] replacement, led the band to dissolve again.
* CallBack: ''Evergreen'''s album art mimics that of their first album, ''Crocodiles''.
* CoverVersion: Two of Music/TheDoors: "People Are Strange" and "Ship of Fools"
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Heaven Up Here'' is bleaker and heavier than ''Crocodiles'', with its proto-GothRock sound and nightmarish lyrics.
* TheEighties: Active during them, and the sound of "Killing Moon" in any T.V show or film is more or less shorthand for "This series takes place in the '80's, and is probably about goths or at least miserable people".
* GothRock: One of the PostPunk forerunners with their darker work, particularly 1981's ''Heaven Up Here'' with its dark, nightmarish tone and tribal drumming, and 1984's ''Ocean Rain'' and its nighttime romanticism.
* LooksLikeCesare: Ian and his wild, dark hair.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Much of their work falls into the 3-4 range, with some going up to about a 5 and a decent number going down to 2. "The Killing Moon", for example, is a good example of the latter.
* NonIndicativeName: There's no one named Echo in the band. Urban legend had it that "Echo" was the name of the band's drum machine prior to gaining Pete de Freitas, but the band have denied this.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Ian's voice was a quivering wail until TheNoughties, when the years of smoking made it rougher and deeper.
* PostPunk: {{Trope Codifier}}s of its darker side alongside bands like Music/TheCure and Music/JoyDivision.
* PsychedelicRock: Part of the Liverpool Neo-Psychedelic scene alongside The Teardrop Explodes.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Since 1999, Ian and Will are the only constant band members.
* SanitySlippage:
** The subject of "Over the Wall"
** Subverted in "Is This a Breakdown?"
-->"I don't think so"
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their 1987 album