Indie band The Peawees Drop Advance Soul-Driven Garage Rocker

Music Review | 9th July, 2024 Banana Tree Cover Artwork The Peawees

Formed in 1995 by three teenagers, The Peawees have spent over 25 years crafting their unique blend of Punk Rock infused with R'n'B, Roots Rock, Soul, and Garage influences.

Their extensive career includes six albums, numerous singles, and tours across the globe, sharing stages with iconic bands like The Sonics, Detroit Cobras, The Fleshtones, The Damned, The Hellacopters, and Radio Birdman.

Known for their explosive live performances, the current lineup features Hervé Peroncini on vocals and lead guitar, drummer Tommy Gonzalez, guitarist Dario Persi, and bassist Fabio Clemente. The Peawees' dynamic sound is sure to please fans of The Saints, The Clash, and Reigning Sound as well as the aforementioned bands that they have performed with.

With the recent announcement of their soon to be released LP One Ride , the band have released a taste of what to expect with their latest single Banana Tree.

Banana Tree, is a soul-inspired garage rocker based on the true story of a convicted felon who escaped to the Canary Islands to start a new life working in a banana field, only to be eventually tracked down by authorities.

Songwriter Hervé Peroncini found inspiration for Banana Tree, during the pandemic while in Tenerife, where he bought a guitar for 30 euros and wrote much of the band's upcoming album One Ride.

During the pandemic, I was stuck in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. While I was there, I bought a guitar from an Egyptian guy for 30 euros to pass the time, and that's where I wrote most of our new album.
I heard about a criminal who had fled Italy and come to the islands to start a new life—a plan gone wrong. It was the story that inspired me to write Banana Tree. - Peroncini

The much-anticipated seventh album, One Ride, is set to drop on September 6, 2024, preceded by five singles which will surely see The Peawees continue to be recognized as one of the best rock 'n' roll bands in Europe, pushing the boundaries of the genre while staying true to their punk rock roots.


The Peawees - Banana (Youtube)

The single Banana Tree is available through all streaming platforms.

Photo Credit: Chris Haiderer

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