A key figure in the 2000s post-punk revival, indie-rock band Interpol has crafted a dark, atmospheric sound that’s influenced such successors as The Killers.
∙ BBC Radio 1 host John Peel liked their demo and asked them to record a session for his show, leading to a deal with Matador Records.
∙ Interpol’s debut LP, 2002’s Turn On the Bright Lights, was named one of the top albums of the decade by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.
∙ In 2004, the band had their first Top 20 US hit, “Slow Hands,” which was later covered by rapper Azealia Banks.
∙ Their major-label debut, 2007’s Our Love to Admire, was their biggest chart success, debuting in the Top 5 in both the US and the UK.
∙ The lead single from Our Love to Admire, “The Heinrich Maneuver,” was their only hit to appear on the Billboard Pop singles chart.
∙ The group is extremely popular in Mexico City, where singer-guitarist Paul Banks lived as a teen and where they filmed the video for 2018’s “The Rover.”
ORIGINNew York, NY