Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


band members

Oliver McNamara & Caleb Lindner


Influences

Daft Punk, Jon Bellion, Lido


Unearthed artists we like

Jade Alice, Motaki, Ezra Selga, Daniel Elia, Ivoris


Bio

Melbourne’s BANTA. create DIY pop music driven by slick electronic grooves.

Featuring producers Oliver McNamara and Caleb Lindner, BANTA. established their sound with their lo-fi hit ‘Kohaku’. They have since performed to sold-out crowds supporting Dual Manner, LouSkylar, and Daniel Elia, as well as their headline show in late 2019.

Meanwhile, the duo has been writing with artists such as Seth Sentry, Dexter Seamus, Julia Lostrom, Xirita, and many more, behind the scenes.

Driven by the energy of these endeavours the duo went on to release their European influenced single ‘Hold’ with Jade Alice. The record received support from Good Intent, Eatthismusic, Aupium, and many more, as well as landing placements on Spotify’s ‘Pop Edge’ and ‘We Be Vibing’.

BANTA.’s upcoming single ‘Bruise’ captures the turmoil of young love through articulate storytelling, lush instrumentation, and metallic percussion. Writing this piece with collaborator Ivoris, the duo reflects on the creative process as organic.
The two creatives; through storytelling, production and visual art, will take listeners on a journey of emotional heartbreak with ‘Bruise’ upon its arrival on September 17th.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

23 Mar 2021

Triple J
35

it oozes. a real swamp of texture and an encouraging new one from BANTA.

it oozes. a real swamp of texture and an encouraging new one from BANTA.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

can bangers be pristine but also pumping. they can now!

can bangers be pristine but also pumping. they can now!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

The BANTA boys could've extended this for double - no - TRIPLE the time and I'd hooked on every moment. An instantly immersive studio flex.

The BANTA boys could've extended this for double - no - TRIPLE the time and I'd hooked on every moment. An instantly immersive studio flex.