Bananagun drops their new single titled ‘Out of Reach. Bananagun really shows a refined approach with ‘Out of Reach’ with a slick retro-esque style and light psycha-funkadelic approach. Think Stereolab meets Tom Jones sprinkled with the ashes of Deee-Lite and ingested by Ohi Players. Divers, decisive, and to-the-point.
Responsible for one of the best debut singles of the year Do Yeah, Aussie bunch Bananagun have hatched another slick psyched-out gem that’s part Motown banger, part funkadelic soul train that’s just rolled in from the Melbourne outback. Rapid-fire congas take hold before a close to home love story unfolds, as leader Nick explains:
“It’s located in the heart and is basically me dealing with a breakup and putting that into a song. Love is strange? You jump in the deep end with someone, roll the dice and pay the price but there’s no floatation device when the river runs dry. I just got married and then suddenly it all turned pear-shaped, what the hell can you do? In those hard times, the best way to get some clarity is to make a song about it, sing it back to me! Look inside, no answers, only dancers. Hopefully, there’s as energy transfer.”
With the aim of merging the proto-garage rhythmic fury of The Monks with the tropicália grooves of Os Mutantes, the band has forged a sound that is loose and unraveling as it is focused and taut, with an aim of creating a real sense of place and environment. “We didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing,” the band says. “We wanted it to be vibrant, colorful and have depth like the jungle. Like an ode to nature.”