LA songstress BANKS has been taking the music industry by storm with her sultry hush mellow vocals, and haunting melodic song production. Having recently releases her debut EP called 'London' in September this year, (the title owing to the city it was written and recorded in), her rise to fame is rapidly increasing. Her distinct sound delivers sparse clicky beats, wiry basslines, mercurial synths, confessional lyrics, and seductive melodies.
Supporting the Weeknd on tour in the US and UK, the end of the year has seen her grace stages as sizeable as Radio City Music Hall in New York to the 02 Arena in London. A one off headline London show at Shoreditch Town Hall sold out in a head spinning two hours, and now Banks will be making her live return to the UK for a debut headline tour in March (dates below).
The last few weeks have seen the Los Angeles singer-songwriter and self-taught pianist tipped by everyone from the BBC Sound of 2014, MTV, Spotify and all the way to Shazam and UK Blog Sound of 2014 poll, further testament that the excitement with BANKS as one of the years most promising new artists is truly across the board.
Watch 'This is What it Feels Like,' and the Sohn-produced 'Waiting Game', below
BANKS will be performing at the following dates across the UK
20.03 – Bristol Trinity, Centre
21.03 - Birmingham, Library
23.03 - Glasgow, 02 ABC2
24.03 - Sheffield, Leadmill
26.03 - Manchester, RNCM
28.03 - Oxford, 02 Academy 2
29.03 - Brighton, Concorde
31.03 – London, Koko
Tickets are available Friday 14th Dec at 9am GMT from – http://www.hernameisbanks.com/shows
To mark the occasion, BANKS today shares a new remix of EP highlight 'Change' by Berlin via Paris producer Dream Koala, where the imploring yearning of the vocals meet with cinematic synth strings and a marching percussive urgency.