I saw Joe Banfi on Thursday night at the Communion Birthday Party. He blew me away, such an incredible voice and a hauntingly dark sound. He only has two songs online available to listen to, ‘Family’ and ‘See you at Home’ but you can also get ‘Olive Green’ through the Communion New Faces record which has just been released.
Both the songs below are soft, eerie and and send shivers up and down your spine. ‘Family’ is my favourite, the lyrical meaning will touch a lot of people and perfectly suits the simple guitar and cello backdrop. He has some similarity to Ben Howard and early Matt Corby stuff but I think he could do a lot with this sound, something really dark and wonderful. I hope you enjoy the tracks below, you can download both for free.