Interpol is a worldwide musical phenomenon, not just a police organization. This band from New York was an instant success far and wide with their melancholy brand of indie rock. They have been compared to bands like Joy Division and the Chameleons and have opened on tour for The Cure. Concert tickets have been selling out everywhere since 2002, when international espionage met hypnotic brooding melodies in the form of Interpol.
The members of Interpol got together in Brooklyn, New York. They are Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), Carlos Dengler (bass and keyboards), Sam Fogarino (drums), and Daniel Kessler (guitar and background vocals). In 2002 the band signed with Matador and released 'Turn On The Bright Lights,' which was a cathartic bestseller and brought the band immediate fame and fans.
In their sophomore effort, 'Antics,' Interpol avoids some of the pitfalls a band can experience when attempting to follow up a first release that is as wildly successful as 'Bright Lights.' Far different from the layered density of Interpol's busier work, 'Antics' shows us a cleaner, less muddied side of what they can create.
Interpol's concerts are much like their albums, but not in a boring live-or-Memorex way. To be able to recreate their intense orchestral songs live and make it sound perfect is quite a feat for these fine musicians. It is also dramatic to find yourself surrounded by their refined music filling the air and your ears. Buy tickets to the next Interpol show and you will see, hear, feel and fall in love.