Interpol: "There Never Had To Be Another LP"
, July 11th, 2014 08:01
Band tell tQ: "I would love to not fucking tour"
Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler has told the Quietus: "It was never that there had to be another Interpol record." Talking to tQ's Matt Foster in an exclusive interview, set to be published next week, he added: "I wanted to do it because I liked the songs, and was excited to work on these songs and show the dudes, and I was hoping they would be interested too. But I wasn't taking anything for granted."
The band's fifth album El Pintor will be released on September 8 via Matador. It's their follow-up to 2010's self-titled album, and their first without founding bassist Carlos Dengler. Watch the video for 'All The Rage Back Home' from the album below.
Elsewhere in the interview, frontman Paul Banks talked about wanting to spend more time recording and less on the road: "I would love to not fucking tour, man. I would love to put out three records a year if I didn't have to tour. I mean, I would tour, but all artists now have to spend less time in the studio and more time on the road because there's no money any more in records. And so I feel like records are going to change. And maybe you adapt."
Drummer Sam Fogarino added that they were "in complete contrast in terms of where we're at" in comparison to Interpol, saying: "There was no hidden agenda for anybody on an artistic level or an egotistical level. We were kind of finally paying respect to the thing that is bigger than us, and that's the band."