Biography

Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up consisted of Paul Banks (vocals, guitar), Daniel Kessler (guitar, vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass guitar, keyboards) and Greg Drudy (drums, percussion). Drudy left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Sam Fogarino. In 2010, shortly after recording finished for the band's fourth album, Dengler left to pursue personal projects.

Interpol, having first performed at Luna Lounge along with other notable bands like The Strokes, Longwave, The National and Stellastarr, is one of the bands associated with the New York City indie-music scene, and was one of several groups that emerged from the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band's sound is generally a mix of staccato bass and rhythmic, harmonized guitar, with a snare heavy mix, drawing comparisons to post-punk bands such as Joy Division and The Chameleons. Aside from the lyrics, their songwriting method includes all of the band members, rather than relying on any given chief songwriter.

The band's debut album Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) was critically acclaimed, making it to tenth position on the NME's list of top albums in 2002 as well as No. 1 on Pitchfork Media's Top 50 Albums of 2002. Subsequent records Antics (2004) and Our Love to Admire (2007) have confirmed the band's initial success and turned them into a commercial and critical success. The band released its fourth, self-titled album on September 7, 2010. The band was on hiatus from 2011 through 2012 while they focused on other projects. Their fifth studio album El Pintor is scheduled to be released on September 9, 2014.

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Interpol News

Interpol add second London date to 2015 tour

Interpol add second London date to 2015 tour

The band add extra show at The Roundhouse on February 7 next year

  • Jul 18, 2014

Interpol frontman: 'I would love to not tour'

Paul Banks would rather 'put out three records a year' instead

  • Jul 12, 2014

Fight mars Interpol's Glastonbury warm-up show

Altercation doesn't prevent band hailing 'amazing' crowd at intimate London gig

  • Jun 26, 2014

Interpol preview fifth album with new song 'Anywhere' – listen

Band share live video shot in London during NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas

  • Jun 19, 2014

Interpol announce new album 'El Pintor'

New York band's fifth album will be released on September 8

  • Jun 5, 2014

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Interpol Music Videos

The Heinrich Maneuver Play Video

The Heinrich Maneuver

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No I In Threesome Play Video

No I In Threesome

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Mammoth (Live at Astoria) Play Video

Mammoth (Live at Astoria)

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The Heinrich Maneuver Play Video

The Heinrich Maneuver

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Slow Hands Play Video

Slow Hands

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Interpol Reviews

Live Review: Interpol

Live Review: Interpol

O2 Academy, Leeds, 22nd March

  • Apr 4, 2011

Album review: Interpol - Interpol (Soft Limit)

Yes it's dark, cinematic and abstract, but sans Carlos D, the New Yorkers are lacking that little bit more

  • Sep 13, 2010

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (8/05/10)

Interpol, Kele, Yuck, The Gaslight Anthem

  • May 6, 2010

Interpol

Mammoth

  • Sep 4, 2007

Interpol

The Heinrich Maneuver

  • Jul 12, 2007

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