Rising alt pop artist Naomi Banks concludes her new mixtape today with another spellbinding collaboration. Check out the new single ‘Girls Don’t Smoke‘ featuring Kuma Overdose alongside the rest of the project today… https://naomibanks.ffm.to/mixtape
The track arrives accompanied by her first ever official music video, a striking visual that also features an appearance from Kuma Overdose – the compelling London-based LA-born artist on the up.
Explaining how the track came to be, Banks explains… “Me and Kuma met it the smoking area of an album launch. When I described myself as a ‘social smoker’ our conversation sparked the inspiration for the song.”
Today’s new mixtape includes recent singles ‘ShooK’, ‘Waiting’ and ‘Moving On’ – which have seen support from the likes of Jack Saunders and Jess Iszatt on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Wonderland, gal-dem, The Independent and Clash – and serves as a culmination of the artist’s ever expanding statements of musical freedom.
Celebrating the new release and her most impressive body of work to date, Naomi takes to the stage for the first time since 2019, returning to London with a headline date at The Grace on 13th October alongside Palmaria, Emilia Tarrant & Lagoon Wavey. Tickets here.
About Naomi Banks
An artist with boundless depth and fearless devotion, Naomi Banks is a vibrant new talent defined only by her lust for creative freedom.
The UK vocalist and songwriter emerged in 2019, after a number of appearances on stage singing for the likes of Laura Mvula and Lianne La Havas, and collaborating on a studio project with Keane. Inspired early on by studying everything from Jazz, electronica, R&B and soul, her career so far is less defined by any one genre as she firmly finds her lane in the alt pop arena.
Naomi found early success with debut single ‘Enough’, going straight onto the playlist at BBC Radio 1, and now counts Clara Amfo, Ricky Melvin & Charlie and Jack Saunders among her key supporters. Since then she’s earned praise for her impressive vocal range and rich musical pallet from the likes of gal-dem, Complex, Wonderland, Reprezent, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Notion, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, Gay Times and The Independent.
The Mixtape by Naomi Banks is out today. Tickets for the London headline show at The Grace on 13th October are available here.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.