January 24, 2014

hmv tips for 2014… BANKS
by Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv tips for 2014… BANKS

Every day throughout January we're going to be introducing you to a new act who we think are going to everywhere in 2014. Today it’s BANKS, the sultry singer-songwriter from Los Angeles who's going to melt countless hearts in 2014...


Who Is She?

BANKS, or Banks, is actually called Jillian Banks. She came to prominence in 2013 when she posted her early versions of her work on Soundcloud and was soon snapped up by Good Year Recordings. Two brilliant EPs followed along with a tour supporting The Weeknd and now she's ready to own 2014.


Who Does She Sound Like?

There have been plenty of sultry voices throughout musical history, Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee, more recently Lana Del Rey, but Banks takes it to a whole new level of sultriness. Imagine the same disparate, haunting electronics that define The Weeknd and mix in the elegance of Fiona Apple and Lauryn Hill you get BANKS.


Why Should I Be Excited?

Because she's a stunning performer and her EPs LONDON and Fall Over have both been flawless.


Can I Hear Something?

You can and you should. Her track 'This Is What It Feels Like' is below for you and you can check out her releases in our download store now. 


BANKS - "This is What it Feels Like" (Official Video)

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