The artist formerly known as Julian Plenti readies solo material.
With Interpol taking an extended break after the release of their self-titled fourth album back in 2010, the remaining three members are currently focusing on their own individual projects. Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Paul Banks is now returning to the solo fray with his first album in three years.
Although his last album, 2009′ Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper, was released under Banks’ “alter ego” of Julian Plenti, it’s been confirmed that this will be Banks first album under his own name. It’s titled, fittingly enough, Banks, and the album’s lead single is now out in the big wide world for our judgement.
‘The Base’ delves further into more electronic territory, Banks adding a Michael Stipe-esque baritone over acoustic guitar, mellotron and synth-strings. It’s a very involved arrangement, and in a matter of minutes it becomes easily the best solo work Banks has put out to date.
Banks is set for release worldwide on October 22nd via Matador Records.
Stream ‘The Base’ below.