Billy Banker

by Picture Atlantic

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Billy Banker is the second official single off the upcoming full length album 'Assouf'. To find out more head to


Billy Banker, he’s a wanker,
And a young blood, yet he’s given a key.
Makes them money, but it’s funny,
Because before this he sold those ads on TV.

The greatest records will never get heard;
Lost on shelves in a mothers basement somewhere.
Thanks to Billy there’s still plenty
Of shelves and basements, for generations to share.

It’s not about the swing and cut of your jib
It’s all about what they can sell to the kids!
You can fake it, til you make it they’ll say
Who’s to know?

There’s of a heap of, eager blue bloods
Primed and ready, to sell their honor away.
Nothing new there, but the catch is
It’s been packaged, in an indie rock frame.

Here’s the problem, did he rob them?
A&R men, they wanna’ go for the win;
"What’s the point in, losing funding
On a great band , if they can’t sell a thing?"


released August 26, 2016
Recorded, mixed, and engineered by Aaron Hellam at Hellam Sound studios in Oakland, CA. Single artwork by the mighty Evan Leal.
Mastered by Massive Mastering.
Guitar - Nik Bartunek
Bass - Ryan Blair
Drums - Danny Martinez
Additional Keys by Ryan Blair & Aaron Hellam



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Picture Atlantic San Francisco, California

Picture Atlantic is an alternative rock band with an explosive sound and an openhearted approach to songcraft.

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