In our list of best songs of 2015, the bands Banners and Tender held adjacent spots. The Tender song was “Belong,” which was number 35, while “Shine a Light” by Banners was 35. Both band have new singles.
The driving force behind Banners is Mike Nelson, a Liverpool-based singer/songwriter. As apparent in “Gold Dust,” there is the force of a full band in his music. And the force is a strong one. The guitar work in particular is attractive.
“Gold Dust" by Banners - Banners will be at SXSW in March. We intend to get into one of the performances.
Tender again channels Junip (or the Junip frontman, José González) in the song “Lost.” Tender is a duo based in London.
“Lost" by Tender