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Bananagun announce 2021 UK/European tour; deluxe edition of their debut LP is due 1/15 via Full Time Hobby

pre-order the deluxe edition of The True Story of Bananagun here
tickets for Bananagun’s 2021 UK/Euro tour are available here

“Genuinely inspiring, the story of Bananagun is a great Yarn” – MOJO

“Your new favourite band.” – Shindig

“They can’t help but sound quite addictively cheerful.” – Uncut

“The True Story Of Bananagun sees the Australian five-piece shape a dizzying spread of influences into something rhapsodic and beautiful.” – Prog

“Bananagun celebrate music from around the world, with a fun, magpie-ish and utterly compelling approach… It’s fantastic stuff.” – Record Collector

“This one will turn the windmills of your mind.” – Songlines

“Bananagun bears the hallmarks of one of the sundry sixties acts whose work slipped through the cracks of time, only to be salvaged, decades later, by sharp-eared record collectors.” – The New Yorker

“From the starting gate to the finish line, The True Story of Bananagun is a genuine work of delight to listen to in all of its funky, jazzy, psyched-out glory.” (8/10) – Exclaim!


Bananagun’s debut album The True Story of Bananagun (released this summer via Full Time Hobby) was one of the sunshine musical moments of the year – an upbeat shot of global tropical psychedelia that 2020 really needed. Released to a heap of glowing reviews the album has also topped Shindig’s Best of 2020, as well as cropping up in Uncut, Rough Trade and Love Record Stores end of year lists.

The good news for their new found fans is that the Australian group will hit Europe next September and October, with Full Time Hobby releasing a deluxe edition of the album in January on splatter colored vinyl with a limited 7″ of remixes by Maston and Traffik Island. Order that here.

Hailing from Melbourne, but with a sound stretching from 60s and 70s Afrobeat and exotica, 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 the group are no revivalists.

The band’s seemingly innocuous name has an underlying message of connectivity that matches the universality of the music. “It’s like non-violent combat! Or the guy who does a stick up, but it’s just a banana, not a gun, and he tells the authorities not to take themselves too seriously.” The new tour announcement marks the first time that Bananagun will get to connect with European audiences. Catch them live in 2021!

Photo Credit: Jamie Wdziekonsk

2021 UK/European tour dates:

9/28 – Bordeaux, FR – I Boat
9/29 – Renne, FR – Ubu
9/30 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
10/2 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
10/3 – Luxembourg, LU – Rotondes
10/5 – Aarau, CH – Kiff
10/6 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse
10/7 – Prague, CZ – Cafe V Les
10/9 – Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
10/10 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
10/11 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
10/13 – Utrecht, NL – ACU
10/14 – Antwerp, BE – Het Bos
10/16 – Southampton, UK – Heartbreakers
10/17 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
10/19 – London, UK – Moth Club
10/20 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
10/22 – Todmorden, UK – The Golden Lion
10/23 – Edinburgh, UK Sneaky Pete’s
10/24 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
10/26 – Leeds, UK – Hyde Park Book Club
10/27 – Birkenhead, UK – Future Yard
10/28 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny 2
10/29 – Manchester, UK – Gullivers
10/31 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade

[click here for tickets]

The True Story of Bananagun
(Full Time Hobby)
[click here to purchase] Street Date: June 26th, 2020

Track List:

1. Bang Go The Bongos
2. The Master
3. People Talk Too Much
4. Freak Machine
5. Bird Up!
6. Out of Reach
7. She Now
8. Perfect Stranger
9. Mushroom Bomb
10. Modern Day Problems
11. Taking the Present for Granted