We are delighted to announce that we have signed Bananagun to our new publishing imprint with Remote Control Records!
Hailing from Melbourne, but with a sound stretching from 60s and 70s Afrobeat and exotica, the proto-garage rhythmic fury of The Monks and the grooves of Os Mutantes, there’s an enticing lost world exoticism to the music of Bananagun. It’s the sort of stuff that could’ve come from a dusty record crate of hidden gems; yet as the punchy, colourfully vibrant pair of sold out singles Do Yeah and Out of Reach have proven over the past 12 months, the band are no revivalists. On debut album The True Story of Bananagun (out on Full Time Hobby), they make a giant leap forward with their outward-looking blend of global tropical psychedelia.
‘The True Story of Bananagun’ marks Bananagun’s first full foray into writing and recording as a complete band, having originally germinated in the bedroom ideas and demos of guitarist, vocalist and flautist Nick van Bakel.
Van Bakel is joined by cousin Jimi Gregg on drums, Jack Crook (guitar/vocals), Charlotte Tobin (djembe/percussion) and Josh Dans (bass) and between them there’s a freshness and playful spontaneity to ‘The True Story of Bananagun’, borne out of late night practice jams and hangs at producer John Lee’s Phaedra Studios.
Expect to hear new music from Bananagun next year!
“Genuinely inspiring, the story of Bananagun is a great Yarn” – MOJO
“Your new favourite band.” – Shindig
“They can’t help but sound quite addictively cheerful.” – Uncut
“The True Story Of Bananagun sees the Australian five-piece shape a dizzying spread of influences into something rhapsodic and beautiful.” – Prog
“Bananagun celebrate music from around the world, with a fun, magpie-ish and utterly compelling approach… It’s fantastic stuff.” – Record Collector
“This one will turn the windmills of your mind.” – Songlines