GILLBANKS has just released his brand new video for the grunge-infused single Nerve. The track is taken from his forthcoming EP Lend Me Your Skin which is out on November 27th 2015 via Tusk Records. Talking about the video, GILLBANKS explains “the power of seeing ‘Nerve’ go through its peaks and troughs inspires the artist in me, [Director] Charlie Hawley can only do wonders. Sorry if you’re colour blind.”
Having already released the track Tiffany, which you can stream exclusively via the A Badge of Friendship Soundcloud page, GILLBANKS has received praise from the likes of XFM, Pop Matters, Gigwise and various other music sites.
Forthcoming EP Lend Me Your Skin is a coming of age record about identity and self-acceptance. With lyrics like ‘over-tired and underworked, it’s always on my mind, I’m just trying to be a man’ it’s not difficult to see where in his life Sam started writing music. He quickly found a release for his creative ideas and frustration to form Lend Me Your Skin as an EP that is both ferocious and beautiful, whilst also maintaining lyrical depth.
Originally from Falmouth, GILLBANKS now resides in London where he continues to play the London circuit on a regular basis with live band members Hugo Heaverman (drums), Henry Nicholson (guitar, vocals) and Joe Morris (bass).
You’ll be able to catch the band over the coming weeks at the dates below:
20th Nov – Urban Bar – Whitechapel
27th Nov – Four Quarters – Peckham Rye – EP Release Party
11th Dec – The Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green
Lend me Your Skin is out on November 27th 2015 via Tusk Records and is available to pre-order via GILLBANKS’ Bandcamp page.