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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
 

Newsflash Archive

Former featured band Brother has announced that its debut single "Darling Buds of May" is due for official release on February 28th next year.

Brother announced the news in an email from Lee (Leonard Newell) to fans signed up to the band's "mailing list conga."

"We’ve re-recorded this with our favorite producer Stephen Street," Newell explained. "We’re just looking at designs for a limited edition vinyl. Keep your eyes peeled for that. You can pre-order it at Rough Trade now." Stephen Street is best known for his work with The Smiths and Blur.

Newell also wrote about the band's eagerly anticipated debut album. "We've just finished pre production for our album with our good friend Cam Blackwood which has been nothing short of licious," Newell revealed. "We're recording the real thing in January with Stephen and you will hear it shortly after. It's going to be an outrage."

A new video has been posted on the band's website, featuring a live performance at the Met Bar in London. The video can be viewed {rokbox title=|Brother Live at the Met Bar :: Indie Rock and Roll Radio| text=|here| size=|fullscreen| album=|default|}images/stories/Brother - Live at the Met Bar.flv&autostart=true{/rokbox}. "Check us out at the Met Bar in London in November. It was £10 a pint. Horren," Newell commented.

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