Interpol

Formed 1997.

NYC post-punk band

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Interpol - Anywhere

Interpol perform Anywhere at Glastonbury 2014

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Biography

Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up consisted of Paul Banks (vocals, guitar), Daniel Kessler (guitar, vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass guitar, keyboards) and Greg Drudy (drums, percussion). Drudy left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Sam Fogarino. In 2010, shortly after recording finished for the band's fourth album, Dengler left to pursue personal projects.

Interpol, having first performed at Luna Lounge along with other notable bands like The Strokes, Longwave, The National and Stellastarr, is one of the bands associated with the New York City indie-music scene, and was one of several groups that emerged from the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band's sound is generally a mix of staccato bass and rhythmic, harmonized guitar, with a snare heavy mix, drawing comparisons to post-punk bands such as Joy Division and The Chameleons. Aside from the lyrics, their songwriting method includes all of the band members, rather than relying on any given chief songwriter.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Turn On the Bright Lights: Tenth Anniversary Edition

    Turn On the Bright Lights: Tenth Anniversary Edition 2012

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    A modern classic truly worth celebrating.
  2. Review of Interpol

    Interpol 2010

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    Their future may be uncertain, but Interpol’s fourth LP is a satisfying listen for now.
  3. Review of Our Love To Admire

    Our Love To Admire 2007

    Reviewed by P J Lucas
    The band pound and tinkle and sweep with more elegance and expression than ever before.
  4. Review of Antics

    Antics 2004

    Reviewed by Dan Tallis
    Interpol have progressed with Antics. The band haven't repeated the formula, they've...
  5. Review of Turn On The Bright Lights

    Turn On The Bright Lights

    Reviewed by Dan Tallis
    The first two songs on Turn On The Bright Lights are stunning. Guitars squeal, drums...
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