Watch Interpol Drop New Songs From ‘The Other Side Of Make Believe’ As They Kick Off 2022 Tour


On the first night of their current world tour, Interpol presented the live debut of four songs from their upcoming seventh album, “The Other Side Of Make Believe.”

The show took place at The Factory in Deep Ellum, Texas on Monday, April 25. Along with singles ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’ – both released earlier this month with the announcement of their new record – Interpol performed two previously unreleased songs, ‘Fables’ and ‘Into The Night’.

For their rendition of ‘Toni’, lead guitarist Daniel Kessler performed the song on electric piano – a live first for Kessler, who has played piano on the band’s albums since 2010, but has never played the instrument directly with them.

The rest of the setlist of 20 songs featured tracks from Interpol’s six previous albums. 2002’s “Turn On The Bright Lights” and 2004’s “Antics” received the most attention, with five songs from each being played. The self-titled album from 2010 and “El Pintor” from 2014, on the other hand, only received one song each.

Take a look at the footage taken by Interpol fans performing “Toni” and “Fables” below:

Interpol’s North American tour continues in Tempe tomorrow (April 28), following a second Texas gig – this one in Austin – last night (April 26). They will play 14 more shows in the United States in April and May, before ending the month with just one show in Mexico City.

June will take them to Europe and the UK for a series of eight dates, before returning to North America for 17 more shows. Find tickets to North American shows hereand Europe/UK here.

“The Other Side Of Make Believe” is due out July 15 via Matador. It has been described by frontman Paul Banks as “super fucking different” and “imbued with pastoral yearning and newfound grace”, with the band having written and recorded most of it remotely throughout 2020.

They eventually met at a rented house in the Catskills to flesh out the songs, before finishing the record in north London with co-producers Flood and Alan Moulder.

“Working alone was raw at first, but opened a new chapter for us,” Kessler said in a press release, Banks recalling how he got into writing as the global pandemic saw him living in Edinburgh for almost nine months: “We usually write live, but for the first time, I’m not shouting on a drum set.

“Daniel and I have a strong enough chemistry that I could imagine how my vocals would complement the scratch demos he emailed. Then I could turn down the guys on my laptop, locate those colorful melodies, and generally get the message across discreetly.

He added: “It’s like Mickey Rourke in bar pillar, singing for a client at the end of the table, and we never felt the need to turn that smoky intimacy into something big and loud when it came to rehearsing and recording. I had a real pleasure doing the opposite.


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