RZA (Wu Tang Clan) and Paul Banks (Interpol) have teamed up under the name Banks & Steelz and are streaming their debut song “Love and War,” off of their debut album out later in 2016, below. Fans in Los Angeles and New York can be the first to see the “Love and War” video at pop-up storefront installations at 410 N. Fairfax Los Angeles, CA 90036 and 154 Orchard St, NY, NY 10002.
The Wu Producer/MC and Interpol frontman first began working on music together in 2013. RZA told Rolling Stone at the time that the idea to collaborate with Banks sparked after RZA’s manager asked him who he wanted to do an album with. “When I met Paul, I recognized the New York energy he has as a music artist. We got to know each other playing chess and vibing out in the studio. Our talents connected in a unique way and we started writing songs. The outcome was something distinctively different from my previous work, yet with another layer of cool.”
They have upcoming live dates:
Aug 27-28 FYF FESTIVAL – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 23-25 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 30-Oct 2 + Oct 7-9 – AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL – Austin, TX