INTERPOL announce collaboration project ‘Interpolations’

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Interpol have announced ‘Interpolations’, a project to be released over the coming months, which sees songs from the band’s latest album, ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, reworked by a group of artists encompassing Daniel Avery, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Jesu and Water From Your Eyes.

The first instalment of the series is released today, with Makaya McCraven’s interpolation of “Big Shot City” - listen BELOW:


In a statement on the ‘Interpolations’ project, the band said:

“We are proud to unveil the ‘Interpolations’ project, a collaborative series wherein 5 talented artists were invited to reimagine tracks from our latest album, The Other Side Of Make-Believe - and the results are truly inspired.

From the Latin drum and bass rhythms applied to “Big Shot City” by Makaya McCraven to the esoteric and propulsive soundscape created by Water From Your Eyes for “Something Changed, ”Interpolations is an exotic journey that reframes our songs and joins them to the vision of talented artists we admire.

Daniel Avery completely strips “Greenwich” down to only a few of its component parts - allowing Juliet Seger’s angelic backing vocal to float hypnotically over driving electronic currents.

And the reimaginings of “Passenger” and “Toni” by Jeff Parker and Jesu respectively round out this collection with flare, with recontextualized arrangements underlining and often deepening the emotion, drama and excitement of the originals.

We are so excited that such a great collection of artists were able to connect with our music and we hope these songs connect with you.”

In addition, a mini-documentary by photographer and frequent collaborator Atiba Jefferson, filmed during the band’s recording of ‘The Other Side Of Make Believe’, sees its first wide release today, following its initial debut as part of the Big Shot City album release event in LA. Watch Interpol - Making 'The Other Side of Make-Believe' Directed by Atiba Jefferson BELOW:

Interpol will perform as one of the headliners of Somerset House Summer Series 2023 on July10th. The band also play a run of UK headline shows in May, June and July, including appearances in Brighton, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Liverpool. Support will come from fellow Matador label mates and ‘Interpolations’ collaborators Water From Your Eyes.

Spring and summer will see Interpol at the top of a number of festival bills, including Corona Capital (Mexico), Outside Lands (USA), Best Kept Secret (NL), Sideways (Finland), Rock Werchter (Belgium), Low Festival (Spain), as well as taking their classic second album “Antics” as a one-off show to headline Days Off Festival at the Philharmonie de Paris (France).


18 May – Monterrey, Pabellon, Mexico

20 May – Juarez, Tecate SupremoFestival, Mexico

21 May – Guadalajara, Corona Capital, Mexico

27 May – Walton Upon Trent, Bearded Theory, UK

28 May – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

29 May – O2 Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK

31 May – O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

1 June – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK

4 June – Usina Festival, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

6 June - Studio, Krakow, Poland

7 June - Klub Stodoła, Warsaw, Poland

8-10 June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland

10 June – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

15 June – Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik, Germany

16 June - Lido Sounds, Linz, Austria

16-18 June – Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg, Germany

16-18 June – Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, Germany

20 June - Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania

21 June - Park Centre Junak, Sofia, Bulgaria

23 June – 2023 Release Athens, Athens, Greece

24 June – I Days Coca-Cola, Milan, Italy

26 June – Turin, Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Italy

June 28 - Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome, Italy

30 June – Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

1 July – Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium

5 July - Days Off, Paris, France

7 July – Beauregard Festival,Normandy, France

9 July – Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool, UK

10 July - Somerset House, London, UK SOLD OUT

18 July - Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland

20 July - MoM Sport, Budapest, Hungary

22 July - Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic

24 July - Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, Turkey

28 July – 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm, Spain

11 August - Outside Lands, SF, USA

13 August - Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM, USA *

15 August - Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, TX, USA *

16 August - Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR,USA *

17 August - The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville, AL, USA *

19 August - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL, USA *

20 August - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL, USA *

22 August - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *

24 August - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *

25 August - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH, USA *

30 August - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA *

31 August - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, USA *

2 September - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON, USA *

3 September - Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada *

6 September - Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, USA *

8 September - FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin, TN, USA *

9 September - Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville, IN, USA *

* with The Smashing Pumpkins


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