3 South & Banana LP
"Radiant, oceanic, translucent and even cosmic with a Gallic shrug of wistful fatalism, the 3 South & Banana cosmos of rooftop fauna wonderment is a swell place to be in these dark, uncertain times. And so behold this psychedelic pop light.
I absolutely love this album, and so should you."
Monolith Cocktail Album Premiere
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.
"The song goes on with an overarching lyrical theme of emotional enlightenment and of emancipation from cares and troubles. He sings of soaring into the stratosphere and of tuning into his own mind. “I was deaf“ he goes on “But now I hear/the atmosphere/inside my head“.
Such is the buoyant, shining energy of this music you may well find yourself joining the guy in taking a load off the ol‘ noodle, and as soon as the Corona lockdown is over, this single will be the theme tune to your sun drenched adventures."
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-
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
Music video by the great Harry Smith.
‘Last year scientists aligned their telescope and took the first ever picture of a Black Hole. 55 Million Light Years away from us. This event resonated with me and I wandered about the relationship I have with it. The relationship I have with infinity. Infinity reaches beyond the mind and as a child, on a clear summer night looking up at the stars, I felt it. Being part of our reality, our cosmos of our inner self the Black Hole represents vacuity, the vertical dimension of life, where time and space end.’
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.