Sometimes the myth of a band is better than the reality. This may be the case with fuzzy post-punk-meets-Afro-disco three-piece The Bank. According to Bear Funk's press blurb, the band moved to Lagos to play weddings, and Upper Class, their debut full-length, features "lost recordings". In fact, they're a trio from Bologna. Music, they sit in their own odd space, somewhere between post-punk groovery, baggy indie and decidedly loose afro-funk. It's a good combination, musically, and comes loaded with plenty of sneaky, tongue in cheek humour. Critically, there are also some real gems on Upper Class, with the cheapskate spy chase vibes of "The Snatch" (snigger) and wonky "Zombie Nation" standing out.