Interpol treat London fans to double encore at NME Awards Show with Austin, Texas

The band played the Forum in north London last night (February 17)

Interpol were in a generous mood during their NME Awards Show 2015 with Austin, Texas at The Forum in Kentish Town, north London last night (February 17).

The band performed tracks from their latest album ‘El Pintor‘, released in September 2014, as well as its four predecessors, much-loved debut ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, ‘Antics’, ‘Our Love to Admire’ and ‘Interpol’.

The band – consisting of Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler, backed on the night by live musicians – kicked proceedings off with ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ track ‘Say Hello To Angels’ before delving into a pair of cuts from ‘El Pintor’.

Much of the evening’s setlist alternated between tracks from ‘El Pintor’ and ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, with songs like ‘Evil’ and ‘Lights’ spliced in between, all set to a backdrop of impressive visuals and lighting.

Before leaving the stage for the first time in the night, Banks thanked support band Slaves for opening the show. The group then returned for a three-song encore comprising of ‘All The Rage Back Home’, plus fan favourites ‘NYC’ and ‘PDA’.

Returning for a second encore, the New York group then ended the 18-song set with the delivery of ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ opener ‘Untitled’.

The gig served as a build-up to the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, which takes place this evening (February 18) at the O2 Academy Brixton, London.

The show follows other NME Awards Shows from the likes of La Roux, Peace, The Cribs, Honeyblood and more. Shows from Alabama Shakes and Death From Above 1975 will conclude the gig series later this month.

Interpol played:

‘Say Hello To The Angels’
‘My Blue Supreme’
‘Leif Eriksen’
‘My Desire’
‘Rest My Chemistry’
‘Everything Is Wrong’
‘The New’
‘Breaker 1’
‘Pioneer To The Falls’
‘Not Even Jail’
‘Slow Hands’
‘All The Rage Back Home’

The NME Awards Shows 2015 with Austin, Texas continue in London as follows:

Alabama Shakes, Islington Assembly Hall (February 19)
DFA 1975, Brixton O2 Academy (25)

To check the availability of NME Awards Shows 2015 tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.