About 3 South & Banana
Psychedelic mesh of jangling guitar and fragile vocals
3 South & Banana is the musical moniker of Berlin-based, France-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Aurélien Bernard.
The reputation of 3 South & Banana as a live act has already started to spread, having recently supported The Comet Is Coming in Berlin and the culte band Blue House in London 3 South & Banana live show is a multimedia/virtual band live performance, created in collaboration with visual artist Tartaruga Feliz and has a
distinct nod to mavericks such as David Byrne.
ALBUM OUT April 10th 2020
Rooftop Trees EP
“The sound, and indeed the vision that follows is equally entrancing” Indie Berlin
"when it’s done this well, with this much intriguing variety, it’s a style that won’t stay out of the limelight for long"
For The Rabbits - EP premiere
Bla Bla Bla Single
“BLABLABLA” is a psychedelic mesh that ultimately defies musical boundaries, from poppy guitar to futuristic synth melodies and punchy drums, which are even reminiscent of afro-beat in the song’s bridge. The theremin counter melody adds an extra kaleidoscopic dimension to the track, making 3 South & Banana stand out from his experimental psych-pop peers."
-The Line Of Best Fit-
This DIY video patch work of my new single "Bla Bla Bla" was recorded and performed by me, live in my studio in Berlin.
Fake Jungle is a lush, cosmic pop nugget that explores the theme of overcoming fear and doubt, via a surreal anecdote from Bernard’s time playing as a session drummer in Las Vegas, “one night James Brown came and sat in with a band I was playing with. I honestly could not play well. It was fear. Fear of not being good enough for James Brown”. The track title is a reference to the hotel Mirage in Las Vegas where Bernard played, which features a fake greenhouse jungle, and Bernard drew musical inspiration for the track from American psych-soul artist Shuggie Otis.