Banjo Or Freakout is Alessio Natalizia, a twenty-something Italian living in London who discovered a wonderful talent for crafting fuzzy dream pop when let loose on his girlfriend's computer a couple of years ago.
In that time, he's churned out several popular cover versions (taking on a diverse range of artists from Burial to Florence & The Machine) as well as dabbling in remixing the likes of Bloc Party and Bombay Bicycle Club. Not forgetting the stunning, tabla-infused former single 'Mr No'. Much of his output occupies a similar niche to that of Animal Collective, a veritable psychedelic orchestra.
His last single, 'Upside Down', may have dropped a couple of months back but the video's only just appeared so I've embedded it here. Don't ask me what's going on in the vid but do pick up the 12" vinyl from Half Machine Records or digitally via iTunes etc.
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