When Banshee released their ‘Say My Name’ EP in 2016, the online press were incredibly enthusiastic. The then still-young band even found a champion in the legendary Joe Elliott, despite their music being half a world away from his own or that of his own Def Leppard or beloved Mott The Hoople. That EP set out the Scottish quartet’s musical interests very clearly – and its combination of alt-rock guitars, poppy hooks and enthusiastic vocals very much carried the spirit of bands like Tonight Alive and ‘Riot!’ era Paramore. Three years on, their ‘Bubble’ EP offers much more of the same, but if anything the guitars are slightly more subdued in places. To make up for that, though, its four songs have choruses that could really stick.
Banshee are an alt-rock band from Glasgow. Taking influences from Paramore, they’ve been creating a very radio friendly pop-rock sound since 2016.
Released to digital platforms at the end of March, their second EP ‘Bubble’ finds the band crafting tighter and even more commercial sounding songs without losing the root of the music that first gained them fans.