Youth Banana came together in 2008 as a group of kids who love their hometown, Qishan (a major producer of bananas in Kaohsiung). Through their rock music, they are showing a different side of rural Taiwan’s features and industry. Their 2009 debut EP, Bananas Won’t Make You Fat, which focuses on Taiwan’s banana industry, enjoyed popularity. Their second album, Community, looks at the issue of public affairs, making it Taiwan’s first album themed on community building.
The band has performed over 600 times, including at such venues as temple celebrations, art/culture events, agricultural promotion events, and schools. Their dynamic voices, inspired by the earth, bring music into the agriculture industry and the remote corners of Taiwanese society.