Paul Julian Banks (born 3 May 1978) is an English American musician, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lyricist and guitarist of the rock band Interpol. Banks previously released an album named Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper in early August 2009 under the name Julian Plenti. His solo material is now recorded under the name of Paul Banks. As a singer, Banks' voice lies in the baritone range.