Interpol frontman: ‘I would love to not tour’

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

Interpol‘s Paul Banks has said he wishes the band did not have to play live, with the frontman preferring to spend his time recording instead.

The comments come in a new interview with The Quietus, due to be published in full next week. Speaking ahead of the release of the band’s new album ‘El Raptor’, Banks says that he would choose to spend more time recording and less on the road if it were financially possible.

“I would love to not fucking tour, man. I would love to put out three records a year if I didn’t have to tour,” Bans states. “I mean, I would tour, but all artists now have to spend less time in the studio and more time on the road because there’s no money any more in records. And so I feel like records are going to change. And maybe you adapt.”

‘El Pintor’ is Interpol’s fifth and is set to be released on September 8. Interpol finished mixing ‘El Pintor’ earlier this year. It was recorded between New York studios Electric Lady and Atomic Sound. James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys) served as engineer, while Alan Moulder mixed it. Interpol recently shared ‘All The Rage Back Home’, the first single from the record.

Interpol previewed three new songs when they headlined this year’s NME Awards Tour, with Austin, Texasincluding ‘My Desire’. The band topped the bill above Temples, Royal Blood and Circa Waves.