Banoffee gets sweet on ‘Ripe’

There’s very little known about Banoffee. The Australian project emerged a few years ago, bringing hyper-modern, striking pop. Now, they’ve returned with ‘Ripe’, a new single released on 10k Islands.

A neon-coloured loose cannon, ‘Ripe’ edges on the hyperactivity of PC Music while manipulating vocal samples until they’re almost unrecognisable. It’s a brilliantly fresh, forward-thinking take from an artist who’s taken the introspection of her early EPs and made something universal.

Talking about the mysterious project, Banoffee says: “Banoffee started as a lifeboat, something to hop onto when the real world seemed too dangerous. As the project grew I realised I was no longer stepping onto a lifeboat. I had become the boat and the water. Every aspect of the world I created became an organ that served my machine.This release is the exploration of my new vehicle. I wanted to see through Banoffee, dance as it, smell as it. Humanness became irrelevant and melted into some sort of wonky life form.

“This record is the joining of two bodies; it’s the soundtrack to a process that began with ‘Ninja’ and is now this latest release. I created a world and it ate me. Sort of. Or I ate it. Working in new places forced me to try new techniques and approaches to writing- ripe came out of that. I wanted to make something that made my tongue itch like when I smell salt and vinegar chips, like grazed knees or sucking lemons. I’m testing my new machine and ‘Ripe’ is my first reaction.”

Listen to ‘Ripe’ below.

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