Banks Contaminated

'Contaminated': BANKS Is Addicted to the Agony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwZMHkYTvhY BANKS is back, and just as brooding as ever. She's been back for a while, actually: she returned with her jagged, fierce "Gimme" at the end of April (it's great), followed by "Look What You're Doing To Me" with Francis & The Lights. (Life happened -…


Top 20 Albums of 2016 MuuMuse

The Top 20 Albums of 2016

2016 is nearly over. I think I can speak of behalf of a majority of the public when I say: thank fucking God. Music was a crucial distraction in a year so frequently dominated by sorrow, anger and faded hopes and crushed dreams. The moodiness of the songs released throughout the year suggests that…


MuuTunes August 2016 Britney Spears Glory Photo Shoot

MuuTunes: August 2016

MuuTunes: August 2016 SPOTIFY  APPLE MUSIC It's August, and I have a problem with the fact that there's no air in here and I'm going to die. Just give me a fan. Anywho, the August 2016 MuuTunes playlist has arrived. Keep up with this playlist as it regularly updates throughout the month on…


BANKS Sews It Up And Shuts It Down On 'Goddess' Cut, "Beggin For Thread"

We've had the great pleasure of hearing almost half of BANKS' upcoming debut Goddess now: From the brilliant offerings on the LONDON EP to "Brain" to "Drowning" — and they're all killer. There's simply not a single dud in the set. Not a one! The brooding chanteuse just dropped yet another cut from…


"Drowning": BANKS Dives Deep Below The Surface On New 'Goddess' Cut

At this point, we've heard over a third of BANKS' upcoming debut LP, Goddess. (No one's complaining.) And today, we've been given further access into the haunting singer-songwriter's highly anticipated first offering: "Drowning," a hypnotic slice of downtempo deliciousness produced by Al Shux…


BANKS' "Brain" Video Is A Moody, Splendid Thing Of Beauty

BANKS' "Brain" has been a permanent fixture in my life ever since it debuted back in January — especially during the midnight hour. (Like right now, as I'm writing this. So if you're reading this tomorrow, you won't really 'get' what I'm talking about. That is, unless you're reading it tomorrow…


Allow BANKS To Pick Your "Brain"

BANKS keeps brooding, keeps brooding love. The LA-based singer-songstress — who I've recently decided is the beautiful love child of Fiona Apple, Portishead and The Weeknd — has been churning out song after song of deliciously downtempo, broken-hearted brooding over the past year: From "Before I…


#ThankfulThursday: BANKS, 'LONDON EP' (EP Giveaway)

'Tis the season to give thanks to our favorite pop stars for all of their selfless acts of chart slayage, iconic hair flips and legendary songwriting over the past year. And so, I've decided to create a special MuuMuse holiday called #ThankfulThursday: A day of giveaways for some of my favorite…


BANKS, "This Is What It Feels Like" Video Premiere: The Sexiest Rainy Day Ever

BANKS, mysteriously moody singer of songs (and The Weeknd's favorite new brooding tour buddy), is back for more. The LA based singer-songwriter has already come a long way since I first wrote about her creeping "Fall Over" B-side back in February, the Fiona Apple-like "Before I Ever Met You."…


BANKS Delivers Moody Video for "Waiting Game," Preps 'LONDON EP'

BANKS (that's all capital letters, thank you) is blasting off. After the premiere of her chilling new SOHN-produced song "Waiting Game" earlier this month, the burgeoning LA-based singer-songstress has just premiered the (appropriately moody) accompanying video. The Francesco Carrozzini-directed…


BANKS Delivers Brooding Beauty On New Tune, "Waiting Game"

BANKS — just BANKS, not Azealia Banks — has been on my radar (on my ray-dah) for a while now. I first heard about the burgeoning LA-based songstress because of her song "Before I Ever Met You" back in February (the B-side to her single "Fall Over"), which gave me all sorts of smoky, mysterious…