The Altar last year or didn’t catch her stellar set at Day for Night 2016. If you’ve been sleeping on Banks, you’re missing out on one of the more interesting voices in modern R&B/pop. Her songs follow the same “open diary” approach like those of many of her contemporaries, while still managing to maintain a sense of distance, which is a delicate balance in what often seems like a genre built on oversharing or trying to be recklessly entertaining. The Altar’s “Gemini Feed”/”Fuck With Myself” might have been the very best 1-2 punch on any record of the past year, both being endless catchy in different ways. With Banks, times are typically dark, but there’s beauty in the vulnerability.
We are blessed to live in an age with an overabundance of music, so you can be forgiven if you somehow missed Banks’