Interpol shine in the evening sun at Carling Weekend: Reading Festival

New Yorkers brush aside 'gloomy' claims with bright main stage set

Interpol drew in one of the biggest crowds of the day so far at the 2007 Carling Weekend: Reading Festival this evening (August 24).

Playing the Main Stage as the late evening sun began to set over the site, the New Yorkers mixed older songs with new album ‘Our Love To Admire’, the biggest UK outing for the new record so far.

All dressed in black except drummer Sam Fogarino, whose pink shirt shone in the hazy sunlight, singer Paul Banks greeted the crowd with a simple “hello” before ploughing straight into ‘Pioneer To The Falls’.

The band then drew freely from across there career so far, including the likes of ‘Narc’ and ‘Obstacle 1’ alongside forthcoming single ‘Mammoth’.

Meanwhile bassist Carlos D appeared to bare no ill effects after being briefly hospitalised in the week and being forced to cancel a show in Newcastle, as he strode about the festival’s stage in dark sunglasses throughout the set.

Pausing midway through the show to inquire “Everyone nice?”, the singer told the crowd: “It’s good to be here.”

Later on the likes of ‘Evil’ and ‘The Heinrich Manoeuver’ inspired hearty singalongs, before they got the whole field clapping along to closer ‘PDA’, with Fogarino telling the crowd “Don’t grow old” as the band left the stage.

Interpol played:

‘Pioneer To The Falls’

‘Obstacle 1’


‘Slow Hands’

‘My Chemistry’



‘No I In Threesome’

‘The Heinrich Manoeuver’

‘Not Even Jail’


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