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Paul Julian Banks, born May 3, 1978 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England) is the lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of Interpol. Banks joined the band in 1998 when he ran into Daniel Kessler, who he had met on a study abroad program in Paris.

Banks' voice has been compared many times to that of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the band Joy Division despite Banks' protests which claim people are just trying to force influences onto the band so it is easier to describe their complex music style.

Paul's family left England when he was three years old, moving to Michigan]], Spain, New Jersey, and finally Mexico. In Mexico, he attended ASF, where he was everything from a member of the model UN to the lead in the school play to musicals.. Paul left for New York City after graduating to attend college.

He attended New York University where he studied English, and after graduating worked at magazines such as ''Interview'' and ''Gotham'', before taking a job in data entry, and then in a cafe, in order to devote more of his time to music.
Paul is very well-read and articulate, as his oblique but literary lyrics would indicate.

He currently resides in New York City.


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