The Banshee are a classic four-piece r’n’r band, formed in Genova (Italy) in the year 2001, when the guys were still at high schools. Yes, they are really young, and they play the kind of music connected with the frenzy, the excitement and the light humor of “twenty-somethings”. They started listening to Maximo Park, Franz Ferdinand, The Editors, and later they discovered the Jam, the early Supergrass, the Smiths, the Buzzcocks…Thanks God they are not afraid to write Songs, with refrains, hooks, great choruses, Songs that can attract sing-alongs at gigs or that can be simply whistled under the shower. Actually, The Banshee strongly believe that a band has the duty to communicate, to entertain, to make people happy with the way they spent their night at a venue. It’s all about guitars, silly voices, some cute sentences about girls, parties and city life. Garage-punk, oh yes, but with lots of irony and fun, and with a stylish attitude (definitely, they love Pulp more than Sex Pistols!). Back to the Basics, and so for the production of “Public Talks” we played our Ace choosing to work with Giuseppe Barone (Valvola, S.H.A.D.O. Records). At the end of July ’06 Giuseppe fixed the 10 tracks of the album at the Alpha Dept. Studios in Bologna, putting in the dirty job of working with 4 boys at their first studio experience all his good tastes, and his love for vintage sounds, that together with the modernist attitude of the band make “Public Talks” a must-have record for everybody knows r’n’r is never out-of-date.
“Like Kaiser Chiefs if they had a hard -on for T.Rex, or Boy Kill Boy maiming themselves with snapped Slade seven-inches. Ace, in other words.” James Jam - New Musical Express 14/10/06