Saturday, July 12, 2014

Interpol plays ATP Iceland tonight

July 12th, 2014
All Tomorrow's Parties in Keflavik, Iceland
Atlantic Studios Midnight - ?

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Anywhere, Leif Erikson, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

New articles & interviews

NOS Live - Video interview with Sam
The Quietus - "There Never had to be another LP"
NME - Paul Banks: "I Would love to not tour"
Undertoner - "It’s the best thing ever! It’s better than bread"

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rolling Stone interview with Paul

Very nice, and funny, interview with Paul at Rolling Stone.

Going back to your solo work: is Julian Plenti done? Is he ever going to come back?
Well I did put out an EP called Julian Plenti Lives to sort of answer that.

And I read on a forum that you may be retiring the name.
Yeah, I think I will.  But when I say that the solo stuff existed before Interpol, I was supposed to be Julian Plenti in Interpol. That was my artist name when we were putting together Bright Lights.
We had a band meeting where I said, "OK, I'm going to be Julian Plenti," and they said, "Dude, we're all being ourselves, so why don't you drop the fucking weird name and just use your real name?" So I said, "All right, I'll use Julian Plenti for my solo work, and I'll be Paul Banks for the band."

I think it's hilarious that the band called you out on it.
Yeah, I know. And then Carlos fucking became Carlos D, and it was like, "Well, shouldn't you be Carlos Dengler if I'm fucking Paul Banks?" Whatever.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Interpol plays Optimus Alive tonight

July 10th, 2014
Optimus Alive in Osiras, Portugal
Palco NOS Stage 22:30 - ?

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NARC, NYC, Anywhere, Lights, Leif Erikson, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Photos: Demotix

Videos: Say Hello to the Angels / Leif Erikson /

Interpol To Spend "A Lot Of 2015" In The UK

Listen to Daniel's interview with XFM last night.

"Speaking to XFM's Danielle Perry about the record, first single All The Rage Back Home and touring plans, guitarist Daniel Kessler admitted they do intend spend "a lot" of time here once El Pintor has been released.

"I think a lot of 2015 will be spent in the UK and so forth, he said. "We always enjoy playing shows in the UK.

"We did the March shows, the NME shows, and that was really tremendous to be back and get such a warm responsive welcome from everyone. Obviously Glastonbury and the recent London show we did were really special for us so I'm really looking forward to it. It's been really, truly a pleasure to be doing this run right now so, we're having a good time."

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'All the Rage Back Home' now available

 'All the Rage Back Home' is available now on iTunes in Switzerland, Russia, Italy, France, and the US. Should be everywhere soon.

'All the Rage Back Home' official video

Articles about this: Billboard / Diffuser / Rolling Stone / Paste / Stereogum / Music Times / Consequence of Sound / Pitchfork / Brooklyn Vegan / NME / Hollywood Reporter / Vanyaland / / Counteract / Spin / Gigwise

Interpol disappoint One Direction fans...good! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

'All the Rage Back Home' studio version stream

Listen to a stream of the studio version of  'All the Rage Back Home' here. Thanks, @RobertGreally.

The track was released today for the press to download, but due to a mix up, it was made available to a wider group of people. If you got it, you were very lucky. :)

Amazon still has a release date of July 10th, so not much longer to wait for the rest of us.

And the official premiere of the song will be tomorrow on BBC Radio 1:

Interpol plays Festival De Nimes tonight

July 8th, 2014
Festival De Nimes in Nimes, France
Interpol at 20:00 / Arctic Monkeys at ?

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, PDA, Slow Hands

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 (Anne with Daniel) - 11 - 12 - 13 -

Video Clips: Evil 1 - 2 / Obstacle 1 /

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Interview with Daniel at Open'er Festival 2014

So 14 songs recorded, 10 on the album, 1 as an iTunes bonus, that leaves 3 unaccounted for. B-sides?

Interpol plays Rock Werchter tonight

July 6th, 2014
Rock Werchter in Werchter, Belgium
KluB C 23:45 - 00:45
Watch the live stream here (only streamed Angels and Evil).
Listen to them on Pure FM (well, they were broadcasting).

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Anywhere, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1,  NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands.

Reviews: Proximus Go For Music

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 -

Video clips: Obstacle 1 /