The EP ‘Banish The Banshee’ by Isaac Dunbar was released earlier this year to much anticipation and is filled with a variety of sounds from the funk-fueled, psychedelic ‘70s and the alt-rock riffs of the ‘90s to the larger-than-life pop sound of the early aughts. Dunbar noted the conceptual nature of the material stating, “I disguised seven of the songs as parables told from the perspective of my alter ego, named Banshee. I want listeners to know who I am and where I come from, these songs tell stories about my life and how it led up to Banshee.” The 19-year-old previously supported girl in red on her North American and European run of shows in 2019 and his highly anticipated debut EP, ‘balloons don’t float here’ garnered much critical acclaim. The follow-up EP, isaac’s insects, which achieved over 48 million streams worldwide, while his third EP, ‘evil twin’ was released during the pandemic in 2021 and amassed over 38 million streams worldwide. The emerging singer/songwriter has been on the road this year on his first-ever North American headlining tour, which included a sold-out show in New York and a performance at Austin City Limits and the All Things Go Festival in Washington, DC.
Isaac Dunbar spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about performing at Austin City Limits 2022, gratitude for touring again, plans for new music and more.