BANKS | The Beacham Orlando September 20 2014

TICKET GIVEAWAY: The deep, dark, sexy tones of BANKS and the mistake I made. | Coming September 20 to The Beacham

by • September 9, 2014

I missed my chance to see L.A.’s sultry siren BANKS at Bonnaroo this year (more on that in a second) but I am thrilled to get the chance to see her at the Beacham Saturday, September 20th. BANKS is currently embarking on a tour in support of her new debut album, Goddess, and will be joined by Australia’s electronic R’n’B group Movement and UK’s funky, grime-based rising star Lil Silva. This show is for anyone who likes deep, dark, sexy, soulful, electronic tones that you can move to; think the Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Lykke Li, and FKA twigs.

BANKS | The Beacham Orlando September 20 2014

BANKS was not an option for me at Bonnaroo; this is because I passed-the-fuck-out in my tent on the first night. Blame it on the all-night driving through Georgia’s fascist state-lines, the early bouts of inebriation, or the hot Tennessee summer sun. The odds were against her as she was squished up at the same time as electro-pop duo Cherub, global electronica phenomena Omar Souleyman, and indie rockers Poliça… but I still would have picked BANKS over all that. Of course, I still have not heard the end of it from my friends who made it to the show.

Her sound is deep, expansive, and electronic but her style is personal, confessional, and singer-songwriter. Jillian Banks (where the BANKS moniker obviously comes from) has been a rising star both on the blogosphere as well as traditional music formats. Her alluring vocals and divulgent lyricism has continued to entrap listeners; she is now ubiquitous online through a bunch of hot remixes posted by DJs and producers on Soundcloud.

UK’s Snakehips took her “Warm Water” into a sexy, beat driven, lounge music feel; Mad Decent’s Djemba Djemba remixed “Fall Over” into a post-trap urban fantasy, with big bass bounces on top of heavy drops; and Australia’s Future Classic star Ta-ku added escalating levels of depth onto an all ready mysterious backdrop with her track “Brain”.

Producers and DJs love her voice and the music she’s already done. Her debut album Goddess has a smathering of emerging artists touching her tracks including Shlohmo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, SOHN, and Jamie Woon. So now it’s time to see if she’ll successfully translate into the bigger leagues.

She has already played the larger stages at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and more. She’s already opened with the Weeknd on his 2013 tour. She has already been featured by the BBC, MTV, Billboard, iTunes, Spotify and more as an artist to watch out for. Let’s see if this private, dark, songstress can truly breakthrough to wider success with everything she has supporting her.

Definitely music to chill out to. Definitely music to vibe on. Definitely music to fall in love to or, conversely, to have your heart broken over. Definitely music not to miss. And hopefully I do not miss out this time… For now, it’s just a “Waiting Game.”  Enter to win a pair of free tickets below. Click Here to buy BANKS tickets.


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