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Banks & Steelz One-Off London Show announced

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Banks & Steelz — a collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks have announced the details of a very special UK headline show at London’s KOKO on Friday 18th November as part of a wider US tour.

This comes in celebration of the release of their debut album Anything But Words.

The new album features special guest appearances by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Kool Keith, and Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa.

RZA and Banks first began working on music together in 2013. RZA said the idea to collaborate with the Interpol frontman was 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,” RZA says. “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.”

Tickets for the London show: http://www.gigsandtours.com
Words SIMON REDLEY

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