Bananarama come through with a new album titled In Stereo. Listing 10 tracks, the duo is looking to captivate music fans all over the world once again.
Bananarama are, self-evidently, one of its greatest parables, the group who shoved the door open for girls in pop to do things entirely on their terms as the 80s mopped up the mess of Punk and turned it into something real and affecting.
‘The amount of women we’ve met,’ says Keren, ‘that say that we were an inspiration to them growing up, has always been one of the best things about being in the band.’ ‘I’d make an album every year if I could,’ says Sara, of the gloriously fleet-footed handiwork put in on In Stereo. ‘Song-writing is what I love to do, along with performing.’
‘We’ve always written from personal experiences,’ adds Keren, The perfect pop song is about creating a memory. If I look back on my life, you can almost tell the story of it through pop songs. Romances as a teenager, your first kiss, first love, first heartbreak.
Those feelings don’t disappear, they change into something you can still write about from your own experience and everything around you.’ As a two-piece, the most enduring version of Bananarama, the one that lasted thirty years, they will take their show to the worldwide stage next year, including Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East’. ‘It’s the best job in the world’ says Sara.
1 Love In Stereo
2 Dance Music
3 I’m On Fire
6 Looking For Someone
7 Stuff Like That
8 It’s Gonna Be Alright
9 Got To Get Away
10 On Your Own