Rarely these days do we get to stumble upon deeply considerate, profound & clever poetry such as that found throughout this album. The lyricism comes reminiscent of centuries old literature & poetic writing. The band create these intense experiences that seem to lift you out of normality or the predictable noise of the modern world.
The story is told, the band bring back the effort and detail of the eighties in a captivating way, and the song ignites a new and bright light within the music world.
A live solo performance would likely entrance in a different but equally powerful way to a full band evening. Trent Taylor’s voice & songwriting create the perfect source of natural escapism for deep thinkers & soulful rock fans.
It’s a powerful playlist in itself, in all honesty. The louder you listen, the more immersive the experience becomes. It’s authentic, heartfelt music to escape to.
This new release from The Striped Bananas is a re-working of their first album from back in 2012, with a few new additions. There’s perhaps a more raw, classic progressive rock feel to this one than last year’s project.
You can really lose yourself in this album as a playlist, the music is thick & loud & lets you escape reality, but at the same time – the songs deal with issues of the heart; things that matter, things that affect people.
A concise but hard-hitting collection of tracks that bring together the raw energy of rock & roll with something uniquely expressive & fresh.
Classic, progressive rock fans or those who’ve tired of the predictable string of releases from recent years will likely respond positively to this experience. Listen in full, listen loud.
The band create complex & provocative soundscapes around you, occasionally making you forget the instrumentation of it & consider this far more of a producer’s catalogue.
Expect rock & roll, jazz, soul, indie, blues, meandering instrumentals & deeply provocative or hilariously quirky lyrical observations. Press play at the start of the party, or wait until everyone’s gone home – in either case, the music has your back.
These poetic, reflective moments express a particular perspective that provokes thought. The accompanying music supports & enhances this sentiment superbly.
The leading vocal presents a sense of individuality & realness, the latter of which comes unexpectedly among what is a fairly psychedelic soundscape.