Paul Banks has, in the same succinct style that prompted him to title his new solo LP “Banks” (out via Matador on 22 Oct), detailed four Irish/British dates. Just four, and here they are:
20 Jan: Dublin, Academy
21 Jan: Glasgow, King Tut’s
22 Jan: Manchester, Sound Control
24 Jan: London, Koko
You can download the long player’s opening track, “The Base”, for free here, and I must say as you would expect from a man of Paul’s calibre it is pretty damn good. The fact the record has been produced by Peter Katis also fills my wee heart with joy as he has been involved in so many of my favourite albums over the past 10 or so years, the man is a genius.