Having worked alongside some of Australia’s premier musical artists, the dynamic duo Red Bantoo are bursting onto the Australian music scene with a star studded debut.
Collaborations over the years with the likes of Regurgitator, Resin Dogs and The Bird have seen Red Bantoo grace stages like the legendary Glastonbury Festival to our very own Big Day Out. Their debut album ‘Yesterday to the Rescue’, is the latest gem, released through the always reliable Hydrofunk Records. A potent fusion of Electronica, Jazz and beat driven, soulful tones.
Producer Si Fixion aka Simon Durrington and keyboard maestro Dan Brown are the eclectic and boundary pushing duo that is Red Bantoo. Over the years they have been garnering the attention of some Australian industry heavyweights including El Gusto of Hermitude and Dave Atkins of Wolfmother/ Resin Dogs fame who have both worked on tracks from the album. In conjunction with such recognised talent, Red Bantoo have also enlisted a string of local artists from the Byron Bay area to effectively create a showcase of local talent including vocalists Sonia Leeson and Shelley Hughes with Stuart Currie on the trombone and James Howard on saxophone.
Created in the perfect beachside backdrop, ‘Yesterday to the Rescue’ is an album made to chill to that still has a beat driven heaviness. Reminiscent of artists like St Germain and Mo Horizons, the handpicked vintage samples and crafty beats combine vibrant live elements for a modern, innovative and atmospheric sound.