Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Illy, Common, Seth Sentry, Chance The Rapper


band members

COIN BANKS


Influences

Chance The Rapper, Common, Goldlink, 20Syl, Kendrick Lamar


Unearthed artists we like

Ta-ku, Coin and Ta-Ku, Marksman Lloyd , Alex Ford


Website

www.coinbanksofficial.com

Bio

After a short hiatus, Perth rapper, Coin Banks is back! Having achieved an unparalleled run with the release of his ‘Heads’ & ‘Tails’ EP’s. Banks has been busy creating new music and developing on his style which quickly established him as one of Hip Hop’s most exciting new voices: fusing the classic with the contemporary to forge a signature sound which proves as effective as it seems effortless.

With songs ‘Think Of You’, ‘Hatches’ and ‘Someone’ receiving full rotation on Triple J radio nationally, it introduced Coin Banks to his now dedicated audience. By the end of 2015 it saw him be the most played artist on Triple J’s Unearthed station along with being nominated as their artist of the year.

Banks has both national and international tours under his belt, supporting Cypress Hill, BIG KRIT, Illy, 360 and Seth Sentry along with performing in Singapore as part of the Music Matters festival. Coin Banks took out the WAM Song of the year in 2015 and 2016, as well as WAM Urban artist of the year 2015.

“The premise behind Heads & Tails was to show two versatile sides,” says Banks. “The inspiration came from what I like to listen to, from the Native Tongues movement to its modern day equivalents like Top Dawg Entertainment: music that’s both stylistically original and tells a story. I got in touch with all of my favourite producers and developed a two part release on which I could build a sound. I had some challenging life experiences in the past couple years, which gave me a lot of writing ammo but now I am back with a lot of music and some great stories tell.”

Balancing national tours and writing new material, Coin Banks is back with a truckload of new music to release throughout 2017.
His new song ‘BE REAL’ has been released to positive reviews, and a warm welcome back to the scene.

Unearthed in 2014

NIDA Video Clips

30 Mar 2014

Winner

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Congratulations to our 7 NIDA winners!

Congrats to Loose Change, Coin Banks, Jasia, Halcyon Drive, Julia Why?, Zack Buchanan, and Rosie Catalano who've each won a video clip for their track.

More

Review

Handlebars feat. Atom. Prod...

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

New Coin! This stays low and super relaxed.

New Coin! This stays low and super relaxed.

Review

FORGIVE US featuring The WA...

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Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

14 Jun 2017

Triple J
40

I'm with Dave. The choir adds a whole new element to Coin Banks' already legendary sound.

I'm with Dave. The choir adds a whole new element to Coin Banks' already legendary sound.

Review

FORGIVE US featuring The WA...

COIN BANKS

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Jun 2017

Triple J
40

i'm a real sucker for a bit of choral singing and i love how you kick off with it, sets the mood straight away. as always solid raps to match, nice coiny!

i'm a real sucker for a bit of choral singing and i love how you kick off with it, sets the mood straight away. as always solid raps to match, nice coiny!