We are extremely pleased and honoured to bring you New Zealander JOE GHATT's debut album "BANANA SLUDGE" on vinyl.
First released on cassette by finest psych-pop-garage Aussie label, Third Eye Stimuli Records, we joined our forces across the pond, build a bridge of love and worked hard to give this awesome album the awaited vinyl treatment. The vinyl edition has 2 exclusive bonus tracks by the way.
Please take some time to check Third Eye Stimuli releases, absolutely freakin' sounds all the way.
(People from Australia and New Zealand, please check their Bandcamp if you're interested in buying Joe Ghatt's vinyl)
Early in 2019 Third Eye Stimuli Records had the unexpected pleasure of releasing an album that could very easily have been lost in the drug-hazed 60s, on the west coast of USA. Lucky for us, he was from NOW and lived just across the pond in Auckland, NZ. When we first met Joe Ghatt over emails, we had nearly no clues on who he really was. But as he fed us a few songs here and there, it wasn't long before we knew that we had discovered something special.
Sure to please fans of The Babe Rainbow, Mystic Braves and 60s era groups like The Seeds and The Notorious Byrd Brothers, 'Banana Sludge' effortlessly fuses classic sounds that we know and love, with something brand new and unpredictable. All recorded the old fashion way – straight to magnetic tape at Joe's home.
After performing and collaborating the last few years with Kiwi Psych Rockers Arthur Ahbez and Kelvin Hurts, Joe found some spare time to explore his own groovy lofi palette; 'Banana Sludge' was the result of this self-discovery.
released January 22, 2020
All songs written and recorded by Joe Ghatt
Drums by Chey Douglas on "Any Old"
Drums by Martijn Egelmeer on ‘New Skin’
Mastered by Patrick Haight
Original artwork by Courtney Harper
Vinyl cover designed by Joshua White
Hand screen printed jackets by Legno (Italy)
Previously released on cassette by Third Eye Stimuli Records