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A dream of mine came true yesterday at the CMJ music marathon in New York as I had the opportunity to interview Interpol’s lead singer Paul Banks for MTV’s show “Weird Vibes.” (Air dates and links will be posted as soon as I know, so stay tuned to the site and tell all your friends). Paul Banks is taking a brief break from Interpol and will be releasing a solo album called “Banks” on October 23, 2012. Long time readers of the site know I am a huge fan of...Read Full Story
While the state of Interpol is up for debate, singer/guitarist Paul Banks is keeping busy. It’s been nearly two years since his first solo outing under the name Julian Plenti and his album Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper, but Banks is readying his new solo endeavor. This time Banks dropped the alias altogether, and his new record is simply titled Banks. It sounds like the songwriter is stripping it down to the basics, and I’m hoping this bodes well for the songwriting.
Scheduled for release on...Read Full Story
If you’ve been feeling the void that has been Interpol’s absence for the past couple of years, you may rejoice and get your fix through Paul Banks’s latest solo EP release Julian Plenti Lives.
Paul Banks seems a man of many faces, what with being rock band Interpol’s lead singer as well as solo artist via alter ego Julian Plenti. His background seems to testify to this diversity as well, given his childhood and younger years spent in England, the U.S., Spain and Mexico—bilingualism included...Read Full Story
This is a musical first for me, listening to the entirety of Paul Banks’ new album “Banks” via Youtube playlist. It’s unorthodox but at least there aren’t any annoying video ads before each track. Interpol has had a fairly long history on The Scene, so it’s interesting to see Banks out and about doing his own thing.
Opener “The Base” is undeniably more indie than most of Banks’ work with Interpol, and it shines. Parts of it wouldn’t seem out of place in a Wes Anderson movie. “Arise, Awake” is...Read Full Story
Paul Banks has "always been fascinated by" skyscrapers, the Interpol frontman, who has also recorded under the alias Julian Plenti, told SPIN's David Marchese this month... | spin.comRead Full Story
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Paul Julian Banks (born May 3, 1978) is an English American musician best known as the lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of the band Interpol. He is also a solo artist under the name Julian Plenti. As a singer, Banks' voice lies in the baritone range. He has been linked romantically to Helena Christensen. Find Paul Banks news, videos, and...more
Paul Julian Banks (born May 3, 1978) is an English American musician best known as the lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of the band Interpol. He is also a solo artist under the name Julian Plenti. As a singer, Banks' voice lies in the baritone range. He has been linked romantically to Helena Christensen. Find Paul Banks news, videos, and pictures here.