Interpol : London Shepherd's Bush Empire
In the future, folks might be more bothered about their music than their dress-sense. No, really...More on
Of the two new songs previewed tonight, it’s the heaving ‘Length Of Love’ that is likely to scare the living piss out of the most pasty-looking [a]Interpol[/a] devotee. Punctuated by Sam Fogarino’s constantly changing beat and Carlos D’s rumbling Nick Oliveri-style bass sound, it’s a dark and deathly frog-march of a song that treads a grim and seldom travelled path between [a]Joy Division[/a] and [a]Queens Of The Stone Age[/a].
Even more startling, although currently lacking in some definition, the second untitled track hints at a contrasting poppier direction that may well disprove [a]Interpol[/a] as being the quintessential band to have a face like a slapped arse to.
Sure, the taut agitation of ‘PDA’ and ‘Say Hello To The Angels’ still sound like the soundtrack to an 80s film noir-classic but those fantastic songs are soon to become past glories. Sometime in the future, [a]Interpol[/a] will return to amaze us again and this time, no one will give a shit about what they’re wearing.
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