Interpol unveil ‘The Rover’ from new album ‘Marauder’ and announce world tour

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Interpol have announced details of their long-awaited sixth album ‘Marauder’ with new single ‘The Rover’, along with 2018 world tour dates. Check out the track, along with tour and ticket details below.

‘Marauder’ will arrive via Matador Records on August 24, the “visceral”  and “rock n’ roll” follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed ‘El Pintor‘ was written in  Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ rehearsal space in Manhattan before being recorded at Tarbox Studios with Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Spoon, Mogwai and more).

“This record is where I feel touching on real things that have happened to me are exciting and evocative to write about,” said frontman Paul Banks of the album. “I think in the past, I always felt autobiography was too small a thing for me to reference. I feel like now, I’m able to romanticise parts of my own life.”

He added: “’Marauder ‘is a facet of myself. That’s the guy that fucks up friendships and does crazy shit. He taught me a lot, but it’s representative of a persona that’s best left in song. In a way, this album is like giving him a name and putting him to bed.”

The band announced the album via a press conference from Mexico City:

The news also comes with the unveiling of lead single ‘The Rover’. Check it out below:

Reviewing the track, NME wrote:

Unmistakable Daniel Kessler fretmanship and Sam Fogarino’s kraut-influenced beats introduce the single with the immediacy that found them fame on ‘Antics’, before Banks arrives with a vocal bursting with compulsion – sounding like an enraged drifter on prowl: “Maybe it’s time, you can’t stick to the highways, it’s suicide.

I’m welling up with excitement again – it makes me love you, you need to tell your friends,” he continues. Amen. They remain on form. ‘The Rover’ is a track without relent. A rush of dark rock n’ roll from returning masters – never living slowly and still as devious as ever.

The tracklist for ‘Marauder’ is:

1. If You Really Love Nothing
2. The Rover
3. Complications
4. Flight of Fancy
5. Stay in Touch
6. Interlude 1
7. Mountain Child
8. NYSMAW
9. Surveillance
10. Number 10
11. Party’s Over
12. Interlude 2
13. It Probably Matters

Interpol tour dates and tickets:

The band’s upcoming 2018 world tour dates are below, with UK dates including TRNSMT Festival, supporting The Cure at British Summer time in London this month, as well as headlining London’s Royal Albert Hall in November. Tickets will be available here.

JUNE
25– Wien, Austria – Arena Wien Open Air
26 – Sesta Al Reghena, Italy – Sexto Nplugged
27 – Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic Festival
JULY
1 – Glasgow, UK – TRNSMT festival
5 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
7 – London, UK – Hyde Park – w/ The Cure
AUGUST
24 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
SETEMBER
14-16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
OCTOBER
4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
6 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
NOVEMBER
6 – Tokyo, Japan – Akasaka Blitz
14 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – TAP1
29 – Paris, France – La Salle Pleyel
FEBRUARY, 2019
16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail