HEY HEY! It’s another giveaway! I’m giving away 2 copies of BANKS debut album, Goddess, out September 9th on Harvest Records/Universal Music). You might know her from those trademark smooth and sultry vocals over slinky electro/RnB-infused beats heard on songs like “Waiting Game,” “Brain,” “Drowning” and “Beggin For a Thread.” Details on how you can win BELOW but first…let’s talk BANKS.
BANKS (AKA Jillian Banks) is a 26-year-old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. Prior to landing a record deal with Harvest Records (a Universal imprint) she uploaded her original material onto SoundCloud. After she amassed a good number of followers and plays on the music sharing platform (soon to be monetized – wonder how THIS will change things for undiscovered artists like BANKS) she was signed by UK label Good Years Recordings, where she released first official single “Before I Ever Met You” in February 2013. Thanks to radio play from British tastemaker and BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe, the buzz around BANKS really started to heat up leading to the release of Fall Over, her first EP (IAMSOUND Records/Good Years Recordings). Following the release of her SECOND EP, London (Harvest Records/Good Years Recordings) BANKS‘ song “Waiting Game” was featured prominently in a Victoria’s Secret commercial.
After the release of London, the buzz around BANKS really started to pick up on both sides of the pond, with Billboard lauding her as a “magnetic writer with songs to obsess over.” It wasn’t too long before the “Best Of” lists started naming BANKS ‘one to watch’ further propelling her name and music into the spotlight. The BBC nominated her for a Sound Of… award. MTV named her a Brand New Nominee. Shazam featured BANKS on its ‘2014 Acts to Watch,’ Spin magazine called London the ‘Album You Gotta Hear in 2014‘ and Spotify showcased BANKS in their ‘Artists Under The Spotify Spotlight for 2014.’ Not too shabby for a newcomer, eh?
BANKS smartly took advantage of all the buzz by hooking up with Canadian singer/songwriter The Weeknd for his 2013 Fall tour. After crisscrossing North America and the United Kingdom with The Weeknd, it was time for BANKS to take a little spotlight for herself, announcing her own solo tour. Kicking things off in Spring 2014 the UK, BANKS played small to mid-size clubs and festivals all over the East and West Coasts including dates at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Open’er Festival. On September 20th, BANKS will kick off yet another U.S. tour in support of her debut album, Goddess. The tour begins in Orlando, FL and concludes October 21st in Los Angeles. Check out a full list of dates BELOW or by clicking HERE.
Now, for the giveaway. I’m giving away 2 copies of Goddess (U.S. residents only). To enter, simply fill out the form below. 2 winners will be announced on Wednesday September 10th. Good luck!
Enter to win Goddess from BANKS!
GODDESS; the debut album from the critically-lauded songstress BANKS, featuring “Beggin For Thread” and “Waiting Game.“
Available September 9: http://smarturl.it/BANKS_iTunesDLX
Check out http://www.hernameisbanks.com/shows for upcoming U.S. tour dates