Interpol frontman Paul Banks has officially confirmed a brand new solo Irish Tour Date! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Paul Banks shall be visiting The Academy in Dublin this coming January 2013, following a sold out show at the same venue in 2009. Paul Banks will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Sunday the 20th of January 2013. Tickets for Paul Banks live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €30 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 14th of September 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Paul Banks live at The Academy in Dublin on January 20th 2013.
Paul Banks’ first solo studio album found him assuming the alter ego of Julian Plenti, but he’s now jettisoned this for Banks, credited to Paul Banks (as was its preceding EP). Whereas 2009’s ‘Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper’ LP was culled largely from songs pre-dating Interpol, Banks is a vivid documentation of Paul Banks in the here and now, and may be his most personal work to date. “Yeah, I suppose I wanted to simplify things this time around,” he explains. “Julian Plenti was something that I had to do, but once it was done, I didn’t need to hold on to it. I’m just making music and hoping to let it speak for itself.”
Paul Banks delivers some of his most disarming and heartfelt lyrics to date with opener ‘The Base’, far removed from his often detached anomie with Interpol, “Now and then I can see the truth above the lies / Now and then, oh, I feel those beauties this life belies”. The writing of Banks proved to be a cathartic process, “I do think that in some sense there are more direct lyrics on this album, and there is some purging and venting happening. I suppose it was therapeutic,” says Paul Banks.
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