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Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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"Iggy Azalea: the least important thing to happen to Aussie hip-hop"

Even artists who have yet to break it big are putting out material that is much more innovative than anything Azalea and her producers can cook up. Listen to Vegas Aces, Chelsea Jane or Coin Banks. They aren’t well known, and their singles aren’t cracking the Billboard charts, but they’re all doing things that push music in interesting directions. - The Guardian

"Best Beats: Summer Hip-Hop Edition, 2013-2014"

Coin Banks feat. Ta-Ku, Atom & Like — ‘Hatches’ (single) (Inertia Access)

Perth feels like a city on the move in hip-hop. But if I’m honest with myself, that might just be down to Ta-ku, who’s developing into one of the country’s finest beatmakers. Witness some of his recent work with Drapht and Oliver Tank to see what I mean.

But then you also have Coin Banks. A month ago I thought I hadn’t heard of him, until I remembered an album Ta-ku released in February with some guy whose name escaped me. That guy turned out to be Coin, and he’s an exceptional rapper. Coin’s been pinned down in a bunch of crew and collaborative-driven projects, but this is the first single from a forthcoming solo album. It feels about time. ‘Hatches’ is fine stuff — another phenomenal Ta-ku beat furnishing some brilliant bars from the charismatic Coin, while a feature from Palmdale CA’s Like continues the Pac Div member’s apparent resolution to spend summer hanging out on top of skyscrapers. - The Vine

"Best Beats: The Month in Hip-Hop, March 2014"

Coin Banks – Heads (EP) (Inertia Access)

Another dude who we’ve been riding for in recent months, Coin Banks has finally released his debut EP, Heads. Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty excellent. The disc’s opening half in particular — ‘Hatches’, ‘Think of You’ and ‘Thomas Lawrence’ — is one of the finest little trio of songs from a local rapper we’ve heard in a long time. A video for ‘Thomas Lawrence’ is coming shortly, but Coin is an artist worth investing in now — guy is gonna be big. Get this. - The Vine


Still working on that hot first release.



Hailing from Perth, Coin Banks has released his long awaited debut solo release HEADS, featuring Ta-Ku, Homeboy Sandman, 20syl and Atom from C2C, Like from PAC DIV and others. Coin has been featured as the feature artist on Rage, Triple J and RTR FM and had his second single Think Of You added to full rotation on Triple J.  His EP has received critical acclaim and has shown what he is capable of a solo artist.
 "Coin is going to be big" - Matt Shea at The Vine

Cutting his teeth in Perth hip-hop group The Stoops, Coin left in early 2012 to pursue new projects – including the Coin & Ta-ku collaborative album, the full-length Letters To The Sun collaboration with producer Akouo, and membership of rising live hip-hop collective UPNUP, whose lone track “Whatever Man” earned Triple J Unearthed profile and a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis support.

HEADS will be closely followed by its companion piece, ‘Tails’. Both releases show Coin Banks striving to make music that is original and carries a social and conscious message, drawing on inspiration from the Native Tongue movement and its modern day equivalents such as Top Dawg Entertainment. Coin is currently working on his debut full-length album, with Ta-Ku and Nottz listed as contributors.  

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