Banks discusses the inspiration behind her new album ‘The Altar’

Read all about her second album in the new issue of Dork.
Banks is gearing up to release her second album ‘The Altar’, due on 30th September through Virgin EMI. It’s the follow up to debut ‘Goddess’, and sees her (unsurprisingly, given the title) inspired by religion.

“I was driving in LA, my hometown, and I passed a run down altar,” she explains in the new issue of Dork. “I don’t remember if it was to the Virgin Mary or anything specific but it was beautiful and decrepit at the same time.

“It made me think about what we worship, where we sacrifice, where we say and do our holiest acts. My music is my religion. It’s where I sacrifice, where I pray, where I ask for help and find answers.”

Find out more about Banks’ new album in the September issue of Dork, out tomorrow (Friday 9th September) – order your copy here. It also features The Big Moon, Warpaint, AlunaGeorge, Rat Boy, Deap Vally, The Wytches and loads more.

Interview: Ben Jolley.

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