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The Banshee

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Jago – voice, guitar, synth
Nico – guitar, voice, samples
Fish – bass
Patrick – drums

 englishThe Banshee fomed in Genova (Italy) in 2001, while the guys were still teenagers.
“Public Talks”, their first album, was released in Italy on Suiteside Oct. 2006, and then distributed in Nov. 2007 by Fading Ways Music in UK , Canada and Benelux.
The album got an enthusiast quote in the NME Breaking Bands column, airplay on Radio 1 and BBC6 by Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, two successful UK tours and Belgium gigs.
The Banshee appeal lies in their cool fucked-up attitude, in the apparently carelessness they jump in throwing the songs on stage. It’s the charm of not average indie pop-hooks people can relate easily to.
With lots of new ideas The Banshee entered Red House Studio in Senigallia (Ancona, Italy) to record their second album – titled “Your Nice Habits”, with the production of Luke Smith (ex-Clor, already producer for Shit Disco, To My Boy, Theoretical Girl, frYars). It was February 2008, then Luke Smith mixed the ten tracks in March in his London home studio.
Mastering has been done at Optimum Mastering Ltd in Bristol by Luke and Shawn Joseph.
“Your Nice Habits” shows the band at its best, with clean songwriting and memorable hooks matching groovy wave beats, electro burst and undeceived lyrics.
With an increasing amount of blogs and webzines around the world spreading the word about The Banshee, “Your Nice Habits” has been released in Italy in September ’08 and then in Europe (G/A/S – Benelux) on Fading Ways January 30, 2009 (distribution Sonic Rendez-Vous / Alive! PR gordon@tomlab), with a one month european tour following in February.
End of March ’09 the Oxford based label Shifty Disco (Young Knives, Elf Power, King of Spain..) released in the UK the “People Around DLEP”, taking The Banshee to new levels on Uk venues and on XFM, while BBC6’s Tom Robinson topped “Your Nice Habits” as “Best Album of the Year 2008”.

 
italiaIl 2008 per The Banshee si è chiuso con Tom Robinson – talent scout di BBC6 – che ha indicato il loro “Your Nice Habits” come miglior disco dell’anno fra gli emergenti “worldwide”. Soddisfazione non da poco, unita alle theBanshee-37web50 date in 6 mesi del tour, che ha toccato locali come Tenax, Circolo degli Artisti, Covo, Spazio 211, alle recensioni entusiaste raccolte anche su testate non specializzate come D di Repubblica, GQ, Glamour, Pig Mag, a passaggi e interviste su All Music e Radio RAI, grazie anche ai videoclip realizzati per Kicks Up e People Around.
Una produzione su cui si è scommesso molto, quella di “Your Nice Habits”, dal respiro internazionale dato dalla mano del produttore Luke Smith e dall’attitudine a macinare indie rock a 360° – sia nei contenuti che nella forma – dei quattro.
Il 30 Gennaio “Your Nice Habits” è stato pubblicato in Austria, Germania, Svizzera e Benelux su Fading Ways, distribuito da Alive! e Sonic Rendezvous. Dal 4 al 21 Febbraio la band è stata in tour in questi paesi per un primo giro di promozione, supportato dalla campagna media (a cura di Tomlab, la label di Shins e Parenthetical Girls) che ha ottenuto positive recensioni sui più importanti magazines in lingua tedesca (Vice, Visions, Musikexpress…).
Il 30 Marzo inoltre è in uscita per la Shifty Disco di Oxford (label che ha lanciato fra gli altri Elf Power e Young Knives) un EP Digitale per il mercato UK incentrato sul singolo “People Around”, già programmato da John Kennedy su XFM e promosso con un tour inglese di sei date .
Hype? Difficile calzare questa definizione ad una band che da anni macina chilometri e palchi in ogni parte d’Italia e non solo, con un seguito appassionato e sempre più numeroso.

 

Releases

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TITLE: “PUBLIC TALKS”
LABEL: SUITESIDE DRIVE
FORMAT: CD
CAT N.: SSD005
OUT: OCTOBER 2007 (Italy) – NOVEMBER 2007 (UK, BENELUX, CANADA)

GO TO PUBLIC TALKS PAGE

 

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ARTIST: THE BANSHEE
TITLE: “YOUR NICE HABITS”
LABEL: SUITESIDE
FORMAT: CD
CAT N.: SS015
OUT: SEPTEMBER 5th 2008 (Italy) – JANUARY 30th 2009 (G/A/S – BENELUX)

GO TO YOUR NICE HABITS PAGE

 

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