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Paul Banks, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Interpol, finally steps fully out from behind his Julian Plenti alter-ego on his second solo album ‘Banks’.Following this summer’s limited edition (and now sold out) EP, the new album is a tour-de-force of mechanized, minor key intensity.
Recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Shearwater and Jónsi, among others), Banks is by turn bleak, sad and exhilarating. Featuring some of Banks’ most complex song structures yet, tracks like ‘The Base’ and ‘Young Again’ explore topics ranging from military alienation and loss of childhood “I’m young again, thanks a lot – I feel young again, ra ra,” Banks sings, to a background of mournful, treated guitars, backward masking and raw strings.
Thanks to Spotify and Tone Deaf lucky fans in Melbourne will be amongst the first in the world to hear the highly anticipated album in full.
If you’re in Melbourne on the evening of Monday October 15th and want to come along to this exclusive Spotify pre-listening party simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with with your full name and contact details. Please note the venue is 18+.
Paul Banks Banks is out October 19 via Matador/Remote Control.
Teeth & Tongue is the music project of New Zealand born, Melbourne based musician Jess Cornelius. With a combination of hypnotic 505 drum-machine beats and slow, bent-out-of-shape guitar lines, her songs weave themselves throughout heartbreak and simmering discontent.
After a successful SXSW 2012 in March, Teeth & Tongue is heading back to the USA for CMJ 2012, to coincide with the release of ‘The Party Is You’.
Her SXSW jaunt saw her play the Flavorpill showcase alongside Niki & the Dove, Zambri and Pictureplane, and shows in Los Angeles, Austin, Houston, San Francisco and Toronto, before unleashing on New York City –– playing shows at Glasslands, Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bellhouse. She also stopped by EVR to perform live on Andy Rourke’s show, and caught the eyes and ears of VH1, Nylon and MTV. Last year Jess Cornelius released her second album Tambourine though Dot Dash / Remote Control. The Age gave it four stars, The Vine called it “one of the best Australian releases this year”, and the first single ‘Unfamiliar Skirts’ earned an EG Awards nomination for song of the year.
Holed up in the studio for the past few months, Teeth & Tongue has been working on her third album, showing her growing fascination with layered vocal samples, shifting electronic percussion and expansive guitar-scapes. Single ‘The Party Is You’ is no exception, a shimmering gem of synths, drums, and Jess’ super-seductive vocals.
‘Skyfall’ is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful sophomore album ’21’ in early 2011. To date, ’21’ has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards. ’21’ is the biggest selling album of both 2011 and 2012.