Banks & Steelz Release Second Track “Giant” From Forthcoming Album ‘Anything But Words’




Banks & Steelz -a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks – have released “Giant,” the second track and official single from their forthcoming album Anything But Words”

Produced by John Hill and Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine), “Giant” premiered yesterday after an exclusive interview with Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program:

Listen to ‘Giant’:

“Giant” follows the first look from the August 26th album, “Love and War.” Watch the Arms Race-directed video HERE.

Banks & Steelz simultaneously revealed the album’s track-listing – which features appearances byFlorence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Kool Keith, and Wu Tan Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa – in addition to a series of tour and festival dates through October (see below).

 RZA and Banks first began working on music together in 2013. RZA told Rolling Stone at the time that the idea to collaborate with the Interpol frontman 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.”

Anything But Words tracklisting:


Ana Electronic

Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)

Speedway Sonora

Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)

Anything but Words


Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)

Can’t Hardly Feel

One by One

Gonna Make It

Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)

Tour dates:

Thu 7/21 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre TICKETS 

Wed 8/24 Seattle, WA The Crocodile TICKETS

Thu 8/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge TICKETS

Sat 8/27 San Francisco, CA The Independent TICKETS

Sun 8/28 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival TICKETS

Wed 8/31 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club TICKETS

Thu 9/1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom TICKETS 

Sat 9/3 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair TICKETS 

Tue 9/6 Toronto, ONT The Mod Club Theatre TICKETS

Thu 9/8 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall TICKETS

Fri 9/23Sun 9/25 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful TICKETS

Tue 9/27 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre TICKETS

Fri 9/30Sun 10/2 Austin, TX Austin City Limits TICKETS

Fri 10/7Sun 10/9 Austin, TX Austin City Limits TICKETS


Anything But Words is available now for pre-order at iTunes, Google, and Amazon“Giant” is available now at Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Soundcloud and YouTube. For more information on Banks & Steelz visit: 

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