BANANAGUN - THE TRUE STORY OF BANANAGUN VINYL (SUPER LTD. ED. 'LOVE RECORD STORES' RED & YELLOW SPLATTER + BONUS 7")
SUPER LIMITED EDITION 'LOVE RECORD STORES' ALBUMS OF THE YEAR RED & YELLOW SPLATTER VINYL + BONUS 7" VINYL
Release Date: 15th January 2021
Limited edition pressing of 500.
"Red/Yellow splatter pressing of the album, plus exclusive 7" featuring Maston's remix of Out of Reach & Taking the Present for Granted remixed by Traffik Island. Hailing from Melbourne, but with a sound stretching from 60s and 70s afrobeat and exotica to Fela Kuti-esque repetition, 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 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, they make a giant leap forward with their outward-looking blend of global tropicalia. "We didn't want to do what everyone else was doing,” says Nick van Bakel, the band’s founder, guitarist, vocalist and flautist. “We wanted it to be vibrant, colourful and have depth like the jungle. Like an ode to nature." Van Bakel was joined first by cousin Jimi Gregg on drums, while friends Jack Crook (guitar/vocals), Charlotte Tobin (djembe/percussion) and Josh Dans (bass) complete the five-piece. The True Story of Bananagun was borne out of late-night practice jams and hangs at producer John Lee’s Phaedra Studios."