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Carl Sagan

OCTOBER. 11

BOND STREET BRIDGE THE EXPLORERS CLUB: ANTARCTICA and MOUNTAINEATER MOUNTAINEATER OUT TODAY

The new album The Explorers Club: Antarctica from Bond Street Bridge is out now on iTunes and Bandcamp . Tour dates on his page

The debut album from Mountaineater is out now on iTunes and Bandcamp. Tour dates on their page, and check out the first review of the album over at Under The Radar . 9/10!!!

Also, check out the incredible music video for their first single Lord Of Sumo

SEPTEMBER. 13

HERE COMES MOUNTAINEATER. HERE COMES BOND STREET BRIDGE

We just figured, we have two incredible albums coming out in October, why the hell not release them on the same day. So mark October 11th in your cute little diaries for Mountaineater‘s debut self-titled behemoth is coming at you like a cannon shot, and Bond Street Bridge‘s magnificent and beautiful concept album The Explorers Club Antarctica arrives. With stories and songs telling the tales of Capatin Scott, Ernest Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration.

Tour dates to be announced on here v v v v v v v soon!. Love you cuties xxx

A U G U S T . 7

STRANGE FORCES ‘I’D RATHER LISTEN TO THE BLOODY BIRDS’ IS OUT NOW

Berlin based, Brisbane born space rock trio STRANGE FORCES have unleashed their debut album to the world. Available now digitally across the planet via Banished. Find them on iTUNES, BANDCAMP and SPOTIFY

A U G U S T. 1

NEW WEBSITE. NEW DISTRIBUTOR. BANISHED RELAUNCHES WORLDWIDE ON iTUNES AND SPOTIFY

W I L L K O M M E N!   …  to our brand new website

After four and a half years we have finally mustered the nouse, nay, courage to take our humble yet powerful collection of records to the humans at large. With a brand new website and the release of our back catalogue on iTunes and Spotify worldwide, we are excited to now have all of our releases ready for the listening right across the planet (and beyond). 

We have also moved distributor in New Zealand, and all our CD releases are in good record stores across the country. For those in other parts of the world, you can order our CDs online over at AMPLIFIER .

For those new to Banished, we have a selection of our favourite videos and music for you to peruse and come up to speed with this flurry of psychedelic, experimental, indie, punk, blues, electronic, world, pop, and folk representing artists. And if you go over to like our Facebotty page you will be sure to keep up with all Banished news.

M I X T A P E  C O M P I L A T I O N.  F R E E  D O W N L O A D

Since Banished From The Universe first appeared in April 2009 (started by An Emerald City to release their own debut album Circa Scaria) it has slowly but elegantly grown its brood. With friends and allies jumping on board to release a series of sonically powerful albums, it now boasts a stable of artists including AN EMERALD CITY, RACKETS, DICTAPHONE BLUES, JAMES DUNCAN, MOUNTAINEATER, THE PYRAMID SCHEME, ALIZARIN LIZARD, SUN AND THE WOLF, BOND STREET BRIDGE, STRANGE FORCES, THE FISH and MARGARET.
To celebrate this joyous and polygamous 4 and a 1/2 year marriage we are giving away a FREE DOWNLOAD of our compilation album M I X T A P E with a song from each of our artists and some extra tracks from friends. Best played on headphones whilst meandering through the streets of a town near you.

U P C O M I N G  R E L E A S E S

MOUNTAINEATER
Five years in the brewing, Dunedin’s finest sonic trio release their highly anticipated debut album in October. Today we release the first single LORD OF SUMO (track 1 on our compilation MIXTAPE, and free to own when you download it). Mountaineater will be touring New Zealand in October in support of the album.

BOND STREET BRIDGE
This year we are very excited and privileged to release another
Bond Street Bridge album on October 11th called ‘The Explorers Club Antarctica’. You can download the first single Great God This Is An Awful Place right here . Bond Street Bridge will be doing an extensive New Zealand tour in October to support the release.

MARGARET
Berlin-based mistress of avant garde and atmospheria Margaret was brought up under a mountain range in rural New Zealand. Her first recording was a message on cassette tape at age 7 that was buried as a time capsule. Margaret releases her debut album in late 2013. You can download two free tracks ‘All Blacks’ and ‘Lola’ over at her bandcamp page.

THE FISH
Melbourne’s finest are now sadly on an unidentifiably long hiatus, but The Fish will semi-posthumously release their one and only EP ‘Life Matters’ later this year. It’s music for love-making of the highest order and a lo-fi classic of epic proportions. Sadly no tour, but if the mood is right a petition will be started for a reunion show somewhere deep and dark in Melbourne’s backstreets.

Enjoy the site, come by and like our pages and stay on top of our news.

Lots of Love, from Banished From The Universe.

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