Crowned one of Australia’s best new pop acts, Sydney-based artist Kota Banks expands her growing collection of singles currently reshaping the country’s pop scene, with a surprise release of her self-assured, beat-heavy mixtape PRIZE out today via NLV Records.
Following the recently applauded “Fiorentina” added to rotation on Sydney's FBi Radio and featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist - the ten-track body of work encompasses Banks’ fierce work ethic and fearless approach to mixing genres. Written mostly across home studios, entirely with NLV Records' Swick, PRIZE is a powerful first statement. Opening the mixtape is the feisty hype-song “Prize”, celebrating feminine strength and empowerment with the infectious melodies Banks knows best. These sentiments soon mellow out in the second previously heard track, “Fiorentina” feat. Capo Lee, praised by Banks as her favourite featuring a tribute to her Italian heritage with its quintessential laidback, effortlessly cool vibes.