Danny Walsh Banned gave us the lowdown on their new single, ‘Rakin’ It In’

Danny Walsh Banned gave us the lowdown on their new single, ‘Rakin’ It In’

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For those who aren’t across your music, how would you describe Danny Walsh Banned in under 40 words?

According to www.walshipedia.banned, for over a decade now, Melbourne-based outfit Danny Walsh Banned have been tearing apart the Victorian live music scene with their blistering concoction of psych, swamp-rock, country, blues and vintage rock’n’roll sounds.

Tell us about your new single, ‘Rakin’ It In’. What is the story behind it? What inspired it?

I think the idea came from a chat with a lovely homeless gentleman I used to see sometimes by the Yarra during my lunch breaks. The chorus and chord progression came together simultaneously a few years back when playing guitar for my daughter when she was a little baby.

You’ve got a new album on the horizon too. Tell us more about this.

This will be our triumphant third album, once again committed to tape by Nao Anzai at Soundpark and features glorious guest appearances by Chris Altmann, Kat Mear (Cash Savage), Luis Poblete (Quarter Street) along with a horn section of Charlie Woods (The Teskey Brothers) and Anna Gordon (Ogopogo) who blast the little baby bejesus out of this single. Happy Christmas!

Are there any bands or musicians that stand out as particular influences for you?

Hmmm everything from Jimmy “Duck” Holmes to Don Walker, Joni Mitchell to Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O, The Saints to The Stones, some bush poetry and those wonderful old songs Mick Coates plays on his Monday night radio show.

Danny Walsh Banned’s new single ‘Rakin’ It In’ is out now via Bandcamp. The band will launch the track at The Spotted Mallard on Saturday February 8. Head to the Danny Walsh Banned Facebook page for more info.