The Slovenia Times

Paul Banks


The frontman of our last-year guests, the New-York-based indie rock band Interpol, returns to Ljubljana with his solo project and new album "Banks" (Matador Records, 2012). Identity's a tricky thing in the annals of rock music. Be it David Bowie's chameleon gender fucks in the '70s, Dylan going electric in the '60s, or Lou Reed's perpetual metamorphoses, rock thrives on persistent flux in self-presentation. Where does Paul Banks fit into this equation? As Interpol's front man, he's largely been a cipher. While certainly not lacking in charisma, his steely and sardonic manner combined with a dry sense of humour often polarises and confounds listeners and critics alike.


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