LA songstress brings Goddess to Kimmel
Elliot Mitchell

15:48 8th August 2014

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Banks made her US television debut last night (7 August), performing her breakthrough hit 'Waiting Game' on Jimmy Kimmel. Check it out below. 

With her debut album Goddess out next month (9 September) on Harvest Records, the LA songstress' performance was subtle and understated without detracting from her powerhouse vocals.

Watch Banks perform 'Waiting Game' below:

Banks was recently at the core of some controversy after British girl group Neon Jungle featured a cover of the track on their debut album before the singer's first record had even come out.

In a statement on her facebook page, she said "I was as shocked as you to see this song made up of my own heartbeats on their album. A song that was born from my real life, my real heartache, my real fingertips when I was at one of the most confusing times in my life."

"How strange it is to see it used on someone else's album before it even comes out on mine."

Banks will return to the UK in November for a short run of dates including a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton. For dates and more information visit here.

Below: 'They made it wrong': 8 artists who hate covers of their songs

  • Banks on Neon Jungle's cover of 'Waiting Game', which they put on their debut album without her permission.

  • Etta James showing a disdain for tact in her assessment of Beyonce's 'At Last' cover, performed for Obama. It's worth noting that the song was first performed by Glenn Miller, not Etta James.

  • Gotye on the Glee cast's cover of the ubiquitous 'Somebody That I Used To Know.'

  • Primal Scream's short but sweet opinion of Frankie Cocozza's X Factor cover. You'd forgotten Frankie Cocozza existed hadn't you?

  • The Eagles' Don Henley was not happy that Frank Ocean sampled the entirety of 'Hotel California' minus vocals for 'American Wedding.' Not happy at all.

  • Lorde doesn't enjoy listening to anyone's cover of 'Royals.' But they shouldn't take it personally - she hates her own version too.

  • Blondie's Debby Harry mustering up the most complimentary response she can to the question: "What do you think of Atomic Kitten's version of 'The Tide Is High'?"

  • Prince on Sinead O'Connor's cover of 'Nothing Compares 2 U', which was originally written and composed as one of Prince's side projects.

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