INTERPOL - Miraculous transformation

28. August 2022

INTERPOL - Wundersame Wandlung

Corona has influenced us all - in the most diverse ways: The virus has turned us into angry citizens, conspiracy theorists, but also hermits and couch potatoes, people with fears about the future and existence or - ideally - a reinvigorated sense of family. In the case of the American band Interpol, meanwhile, it has provided a new sound, a new aspiration and a surprising album: "The Other Side Of Make-Believe". It's a work that, according to singer Paul Banks, sounds completely different from anything his band had produced in the previous 25 years: "Because of the pandemic, we couldn't write together for the first time, which was an interesting experience and had an effect on my singing in particular. I finally didn't have to fight the volume in the rehearsal room anymore, but could also act very quietly sometimes. That, in turn, made me take a much more melodic approach."

Small with big effect

Paul Banks' new band MUZZ does not want to be a supergroup

25. June 2020

Paul Banks’ neue Band MUZZ will keine Supergroup sein

It is not new that Paul Banks likes to have a series of flings alongside his band Interpol. But he seems to be serious about his new project Muzz. Besides Banks, the group consists of drummer Matt Barrick from The Walkman and the Fleet Foxes and guitarist Josh Kaufman from the folk band Bonny Light Horseman. All three musicians have known each other for a long time. It was never really a question of whether they would get together, only when that would happen.

"Matt Barrick reconnected Paul and me," Kaufman recalls. "At least on a creative basis. As friends, we were always in touch anyway. But Matt worked separately with Paul and me on different projects. The word 'organic' might be a little overused, but that's how it feels now that the three of us are doing something together."

The New York trio INTERPOL is looser, more talkative and more noisy than ever before

28. August 2018

Das New Yorker Trio INTERPOL präsentiert sich lockerer, redseliger und geräuschvoller denn je

Dark men on duty, my ass: Paul Banks & Co. composed their sixth album "Marauder" while chilling on tropical beaches. It goes without saying that it still doesn't sound really cheerful.

eclipsed: The cover of your new album features a photo of Elliot Richardson, former US Secretary of Justice who helped uncover the Watergate scandal in 1973. Actually a positive figure and not a marauder, not a looter. What's the title?

eclipsed No. 146 / 12-2012 - 1-2013

12. April 2014

The grand finale

There is no going back: 32 years after the end of Led Zeppelin the last hopes for a comeback of the rock legend have been dashed. Page, Plant and Jones couldn't come up with a common denominator, they have an ambivalent relationship to their own past and have long since moved elsewhere mentally. So the release of their new live DVD "Celebration Day" is also a rare occasion for collective nostalgia and detailed conversations with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, which we reproduce here in full, which eclipsed of course does not miss.

There you go!

eclipsed No. 94 / 9-2007

09. April 2014

flight with unknown destination

On August 4th 1967 the first longplayer of the underground size Pink Floyd appeared in Great Britain with "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". In the same year the singles "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" had already caused a sensation. This year was one of the most groundbreaking in the history of the band. Floyd expert Glenn Povey documents this time in the following exclusive excerpt from his exquisite biography "Echoes", which has just been published in England.

"I'm the greatest!"