Dark-pop princess BANKS headlined Thursday night of South by Southwest’s StubHub Live. BANKS took a break from her successful European tour to make an appearance at Austin’s most popular music festival. The “Begging For Thread” singer opened her hour long set with creepy, demonic-like voices that would serve as an introduction to fan favorite “Poltergeist” off her latest album The Altar. Accompanied by two dark figures, the songstress lead them like a cult leader, dancing side to side in synchrony. Her set included most songs off her sophomore record including lead single “Gemini Feed” and “Trainwreck”, and discography essential gems such...more
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Electropop singer-songwriter BANKS continues her string of dark-themed, chilly music videos with her newest one for “Trainwreck” off her 2016 album The Altar. The visual, directed by fashion filmmaker Marie Schuller, follows BANKS as she is being haunted by a trio of masked half-humanoid film directors. Though the meaning of the video is unclear, it feels like a commentary on the dark side of the film industry and how people in power try to manipulate young women. At the end of the video, the “Gemini Feed” singer is able to defeat them and goes for the punch, just to find...more
Ask us any day of the week, our money is always ion Banks! Since announcing her sophomore album, christened The Altar, the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut Goddess, Banks has unveiled a bevy of incredible songs in anticipation for the album, set to arrive on September 30. Following the release of the stunning visuals for breathtaking Gemini Feed, Banks returns today (August 18) with the album’s lengthiest track, Mind Games. Mind Games is a slow-paced yet shimmering record which hears Banks’ haunting vocals coast atop the most delicate production.
It’s been a while since our ears have been blessed with anything new from the goddess herself, Banks. Today, however, after a short teaser on Instagram, Banks have debuted a new joint, entitled Better. Per our calculations, Better is welcome taster of what is to come, when Banks drops her second studio album,sometime next year. Bringing forth an indie-pop masterpiece, Better doesn’t shy away from the richly luxurious sound Banks is known for. Better, in all of its glory, teleports the listener to a musical hemisphere. Take a listen: