Sunday, May 29, 2016

The odd couple

If you had to suggest the musician most unlikely to collaborate with GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Interpol's Paul Banks would probably be quite high up the list. The pair have decided to christen themselves Banks & Steelz - a name that makes them sound like a good cop/bad cop pairing from a bad US series shown on Channel 5 (and the press picture used in this Pitchfork article suggests much the same).

The first taster of their as-yet untitled debut album, 'Love + War', also features GZA's bandmate Ghostface Killah and isn't quite as bad as you might imagine - though that's largely because it's not blighted by Banks' lyrics...

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