DAYFri July 21
STAGEMix Up Stage
Los Angeles-based Jillian Banks began writing music at the age of 15, teaching herself piano to better cope with her parents' divorce. The sexy songstress released her first EP ‘London’ in 2013 — a breakout year for the newcomer — landing an opening spot on tour with The Weeknd. Billboard Magazine named Banks a "magnetic writer with songs to obsess over".
BANKS continues to instigate endless commentary. When 'Goddess' hit she became the "#1 Most Blogged About Artist Globally - Mid Year & Year End 2014 Charts," according to HypeMachine, in addition to seizing #1 on Billboard's Twitter Emerging Artists Chart and Trending Chart. Banks also visited Australia a number of times playing headline shows & St Jerome’s Laneway Festival.
Her newest album ‘The Altar’, debuted at #8 on the ARIA album Charts & was triple J’s feature album on release. Featuring collaborations with producers and writers including Tim Anderson, SOHN, DJ Dahi, and Jenna Andrews, it was driven by Banks’ deep, insistent need for raw expression and solace.