By: PAULO SILVESTRE
POPULAR AMERICAN rock band, Interpol, will be performing at Coliseu de Lisboa on Wednesday (November 7) from 9pm to a crowd of loyal fans.
This band from New York came out in 2002 with their first album Turn on the Bright Lights, in a time when rock started simmering again in the city that never sleeps, thanks to names like The Strokes or Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Interpol formed in 1998 and the band members are Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), Daniel Kessler (guitar and back vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass and keyboards) and Sam Fogarino (drums).
The band’s debut album Turn on the Bright Lights was critically acclaimed, making it into UK based NME (New Musical Express) magazine’s top ten albums of the year for 2002. The next album, Antics, was both a commercial and critical success and took them to a planetary fame, thanks to singles like Evil and C’mere where the voice of Paul Banks made a marked difference.
The group recently released its third album entitled Our Love to Admire. Many fans maintain that one song in particular, The Heinrich Maneuver, best characterises the album.
Interpol is one of many bands associated with the New York indie music scene. The band’s sound is generally compared to post-punk bands like Joy Division, The Chameleons and Kitchens of Distinction.
At their debut concert in Portugal, the band will be performing songs from their upcoming album. This is undoubtedly a show not to be missed!
Take a look at their official site at www.interpolnyc.com or listen Our Love to Admire songs at www.myspace.com/interpol