INTERPOL release brand new song ‘Fables’ taken from their new album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’

INTERPOL release brand new song 'Fables' taken from their new album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe' 1
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Today Interpol release their next instalment of new music – the impeccable “Fables” – taken from their brand new record ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, released July 15 on Matador. 

The new track follows the band’s well-received first two songs from the record, ‘Toni’ & ‘‘Something Changed’– which came accompanied by a stellar two-part film directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly). 

“‘Fables’ features one of Daniel’s hottest licks,” comments Paul Banks. “A breezy vocal with optimistic lyrics, and a bouncy drum beat evocative of classic R&B with a nod to the golden age of hip hop. It’s a summer jam and a piece of music we are particularly proud of.”

Watch ‘Fables’ – BELOW:

Interpol play the Roundhouse in London for two nights on June 14-15, and some of their biggest worldwide shows to date throughout the year, including the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles and City Palacio De Los Deportes arena in Mexico City.

‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’ began remotely across 2020. In early 2021, Interpol reconvened to flesh out new material at a rented home in the Catskills before completing it later that year in North London, working for the first time with production veteran Flood (Mark Ellis), as well as teaming up again with former co-producer Alan Moulder.

Coming from a group whose early material was characterised by Polish knife-wielders and incarcerated serial killers, you might expect Interpol’s take on the present day to be an emotional tar pit — perhaps doubly so, given the towering credentials of Flood and Moulder’s history with Nine Inch Nails, Curve, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode and more.

On ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’, a deep interpersonal understanding means each member respects the other’s respective strengths better than ever, letting Interpol’s elemental qualities shine through. Song by song, Kessler sketches the architectural blueprint (invariably while watching a film — locus of inspiration for almost every song in the band’s catalogue), Banks frames artwork on the wall, then Fogarino arranges the furniture to have a certain positioning and intent.

Interpol: their methods refined, still in terrific shape.

The Other Side Of Make-Believe
1. Toni
2. Fables
3. Into The Night
4. Mr Credit
5. Something Changed
6. Renegade Hearts
7. Passenger
8. Greenwich
9. Gran Hotel
10. Big Shot City
11. Go Easy (Palermo)

The Other Side Of Make-Believe

May 21 Pasadena CA, US Just Like Heaven Festival
May 28 Mexico City, MX Palacio de los Deportes
Jun 8 Barcelona ES, Sala Apolo
Jun 9 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 11 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 12 Berlin, GE Tempelhof Sounds Festival
Jun 14 London, UK The Roundhouse
Jun 15 London, UK The Roundhouse
Jun 16 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique (AB)
Jun 18 Paris, FR Salle Pleyel
Jun 19 Landgraaf, NE Pinkpop Festival
Aug 25 Asbury Park NJ, US Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug 26 Toronto ON, CA Budweiser Stage
Aug 27 Portland ME, US Thompson’s Point
Aug 28 Providence RI, US Bold Point Pavilion
Aug 30 Columbus OH, US KEMBA Live! Outdoor
Sep 1 Cincinnati OH, US Andrew J. Brady Music Center
Sep 2 Atlanta GA, US The Eastern
Sep 3 Asheville NC, US Rabbit Rabbit
Sep 6 Pittsburgh PA, US Stage AE Outdoors
Sep 8 Indianapolis IN, US TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Sep 9 St Louis MO, US Stifel Theatre
Sep 10 Oklahoma City OK, US The Criterion
Sep 13 Las Vegas NV, US The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Sep 14 Paso Robles CA, US Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sep 16 Seattle WA, US Paramount Theatre
Sep 17 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square
Sep 18 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square
Nov 4 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Jeunesse Arena (w/ Arctic Monkeys)
Nov 5 São Paulo, Brazil, Primavera Sound
Nov 8 Curitiba, Brazil, Pedreira Paulo Leminski (w/ Arctic Monkeys)
Nov 10 Asunción Kilk Fest, Paraguay Chico, Chile
Nov 12 Santiago, Chile, Primavera Sound
Nov 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Primavera Sound
Nov 15 Lima, Peru, Lima Arena 1 (w/ Arctic Monkeys)

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