Before I Ever Met You2013
BANKS’ is an LA-based electronic singer-songwriter who will be releasing her debut single 'Before I Ever Met You/Fall Over' February 25th on rising London label Good Years (Utrecht, Jim-E Stack, Lil Silva). Introducing herself recently via 'Work', an enticingly idiosyncratic collaboration with UK bass producer Lil Silva that saw her deliver an adrenalin-rushed club anthem from within strobe-lit shadows, this skillful play of light and dark can be said to provide first clues of this new artists distinctive aesthetic. Operating from within the fertile LA underground electronic scene, BANKS’ debut single weaves haunted and melodically elastic lullabies over a bewitching blend of pulsating electro and brooding trip-hop, channeling both the intelligent club-savvy soul of Katy B as much as it does the decadent vocal allure of Lana Del Ray. Belonging to a new breed of forward thinking singers-songwriters that defy easy categorization, 'Before I Ever Met You/Fall Over' makes clear that BANKS is a name to keep a watchful eye over in 2013.