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Written by Lisa Lippitt   
Friday, 20 August 2010 15:04

Voice of Authority: Interpol Arrests House of Blues Rather than relying on an old standard track as an opener as so many bands do, last night at Orlando’s House of Blues Interpol started with a track from their forthcoming album aptly titled Interpol. This is easily one of the rawest, most authentic bands I’ve seen in longer than I can remember.

This band deftly ripped through nearly an hour and half of both old favorite tracks like “Rest My Chemistry”, “Evil”, “Obstacle 1”, “Narc”, “ PDA”,  “Wrecking Ball” and “The Heinrich Maneuver” while throwing in a balanced mix of forthcoming tracks, most notably “Barricade” and “Lights”.

In addition to an air-tight show, their encore consisted of four tracks including NYC” and “Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down” and ended with “Slow Hands”, which was anything but slow.  This show was brass knuckles without the anger:  strong, fervent, and a complete blow to the senses.

Fronted by the almost otherworldly deep-throated crooning of skinny, blonde Paul Banks and energized by the English import Daniel Kessler and drummer Sam Fogarino, Interpol didn't let up. Supported by newcomers Dave Pajo and Brandon Curtis, they were straightforward, professional, and didn’t spend time jerking around with lame introductions of band members or blowing smoke up the audience’s ass about how they’re the best audience ever.  They came, they played, they kicked ass.  An occasional polite “thank you” and a “take care.  Thank you.  We’ve been Interpol.  Good night.” was a solid end to an incredibly solid show.  Other bands take note:  shut up and play.

As for the opening band Twin Tigers, someone please issue a DNR.

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 August 2010 21:23
 

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Bottletop's all star supergroup The Bottletop Band is officially launched tomorrow, and the band's debut single called "The Fall of Rome" is available for free download at Soundcloud. The single is the first taste of an album by a star studded musical collective that includes Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Drew McConnell (Babyshambles), Carl Barat (Libertines), Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Money Mark, VV Brown, Sam Sparro, Fink, Reverend and The Makers, Eliza Doolittle, and Tim Burgess. Founded in 2002, Bottletop's objective is to empower young people and alleviate poverty by generating skills and employment through fashion, music, and art.

The announcement was made earlier today on Bottletop's Facebook page.

Further details can be found on the band's website, which is currently still under construction.

“The Fall of Rome” is the first single from the album Dream Service and can also be downloaded by clicking on the banner in the header on the home page. "An early Christmas gift from us," the band states on the website. Listen to "The Fall of Rome" here.

Videos of the making of the album and an exclusive behind the scenes footage of the recording of “The Fall of Rome” can be viewed {rokbox title=|Bottletop Band Dream Service :: Indie Rock and Roll Radio| text=|here| size=|fullscreen| album=|default|}images/stories/Bottletop Band - Dream Service.flv&autostart=true{/rokbox} and {rokbox title=|Bottletop Band The Fall of Rome :: Indie Rock and Roll Radio| text=|here| size=|fullscreen| album=|default|}images/stories/Bottletop Band - The Fall of Rome.flv&autostart=true{/rokbox}.

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