Banks Goddess

(Harvest Records)

The hotly-tipped Jillian Banks has recently announced the release of her debut album, but we’ll have a while to wait since it’s not out until September. To ease our pain, she’s put this, the title track, online and you can download it if you pre-order the album. It contains all the elements we’ve come to expect from Banks – icy atmosphere, minimalist beats, sparse electronics and beautifully understated emotion – but what really elevates this track is the backing vocals, which are deployed in the chorus along with a rumbling bass to great effect. Reports from around the globe say Banks’s ethereal aesthetic is translating brilliantly to the live arena which means, with festival season just around the corner, Goddess could well be one of the biggest albums of 2014.