Interpol’s teaser suggests that the new album is almost finished
The last we heard from the band was in Jan 2017 when they confirmed that the new album was “due for release through Matador Records in 2018.”
Interpol fans who've been waiting since 2014 for signs of new material can finally breathe easy. The alt-rock legends have given an update on their upcoming new album – and it looks like it could be with us very soon.
Back in January 2017, the NYC indie-rockers announced that they were already hard at work on their new album, the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed 'El Pintor'.
While the band didn’t make any promises about the new record, the only thing that they confirmed is that the new album was “due for release through Matador Records in 2018.”
Now, it looks like we're getting closer to D-day.
Taking to Instagram recently, the band shared a somewhat cryptic photo featuring David Bowie in his 'Ziggy Stardust' getup with the post caption simply bearing one word - 'mastering'.
The most obvious guess would be that the recording is done and dusted and that the album, whose title still remains a mystery, is in the mastering stages, so it could very well be out in a matter of months. Unsurprisingly, fans are getting pretty excited as is evident in the comments section of the trending post.
Check out the Instagram post below:
Interpol’s last album, 'El Pintor', was released in September of 2014, putting an end to their longest gap between albums at that point. So the scenario is quite the same yet again as we anticipate the new release.
Considering the fact that the band is scheduled to perform at INMusic Festival in Croatia next month, we could very well be privy to a glimpse of new material from the album. No singles have been previewed yet. Interpol will be joining the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Byrne, St. Vincent, The Kills and more at the power-packed festival.
Last year, Interpol celebrated the 15th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, with a triumphant show at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The performance featured a never-before-heard song titled 'Real Life,' and that remains the only peek into the album so far. NME described the new material as a “rush of dark but pop-tinged post-punk that leans on the more direct sound of their last album”.