Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


band members

Oliver McNamara & Caleb Lindner


Influences

Daft Punk, Jon Bellion, Lido


Unearthed artists we like

Jade Alice, Motaki, Arzenn, 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 Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

there's no big trickery on display but it's just well written, restrained pop that twinkles and surrounds you. the best yet from banta. i think!

there's no big trickery on display but it's just well written, restrained pop that twinkles and surrounds you. the best yet from banta. i think!

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

03 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Another really well crafted pop song, cool to hear Ivoris' vocals dance atop this one too.

Another really well crafted pop song, cool to hear Ivoris' vocals dance atop this one too.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

31 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

I see that BANTA have cracked the secret sauce recipe; getting Ivoris on the track as featured vocalist :)
Such a dreamy vibe.

I see that BANTA have cracked the secret sauce recipe; getting Ivoris on the track as featured vocalist :)
Such a dreamy vibe.