“Dim the lights monsieur! Set the table, light the candle! Because its dinner time and Bananagun are cooking up!”
Served up from Melbourne with lashings of sunshine and a strong Latin taste comes today’s slice of 60’s-inspired jazz-psych.
Do Yeah is the debut single from the Australian five-piece, Bananagun. It was released earlier this year on the Anti Fade label and (coming this September) on Full Time Hobby.
With hints of Sergio Mendes’ Mas Que Nada coursing through its percussive veins, this vibrant splash of sunshine captures the authentic feel of the 60’s whilst maintaining a very current and fresh sound. Layers of jubilant vocals chant over undulating bass, whilst a blissful mix of djembe, timbale and other rhythmic instruments flamboyantly mingle together in this wash of sparkling melodic delights.
Just as with bands like Sweden’s Goat, Bananagun have captured the essence of psych-rock whilst perfectly infusing it with dynamic world music influences. This is music that awakens the senses whilst giving a hearty nod the golden psychedelic era that pushed peace and experimentation, encapsulating their ethics as they share a very simple message: “try to love and not hate because you’re the one who has to carry it around.”
The single is due for re-release this September on limited edition 7″ and digital. Pre-order your copy from here.