[INDIE] The music of Banners rests somewhere between The Shins and Bon Iver – heart-hugging balladry where melodies flow without urgency and a pleading croon sweeps you off your feet. Mike Nelson, the Liverpool-based artist who performs as Banners, has a velvety falsetto and writes music that’s as emotional as it is haunting. His debut single, “Shine A Light,” has a heavy sound, but gentle instrumentation. It’s powerful, and a beautiful representation of what this artist can do. Catch Banners at the Town Ballroom on Saturday, March 5.