B|_ank

B|_ank(pronounced “blank”) is the solo project of electro-acoustic percussionist/experimental artist Will Hicks. He creates intense and abstract listening experiences by blending his furious drumming style with analog synthesizers, coupled with elements of electronic percussion and live-manipulated digital visuals. His performances can be very harsh and pulsating, as well as ambient and beautiful. Before the pandemic he performed at the notorious Big Ears Music Festival where RollingStone chose his performance out of over 100 as one of the best shows of the entire festival and dubbed him as the “best solo drummer”. In addition to his solo work, Hicks has a past of collaboration with The Flaming Lips, and has performed with members of Deerhoof and R Stevie Moore. He releases his debut album Th Moof in Canadian Duck Tapes 2021.