For those of us who subscribed to the NME religiously throughout the noughties, you couldn’t forget the resurrection of post-punk in popular music. Post-punk revival, as it was termed, was almost ubiquitous in the pages of music magazines and fervently blogged about in the burgeoning blogosphere.
One band that captured the attention of many like myself (asides from Bloc Party) were Interpol; their acclaimed works Turn On The Bright Lights, Antics and Our Love To Admire became watershed moments for us, the listener.
Added to the fact interest for the likes of Joy Division and Magazine for younger music fans peaked once again around this time and Interpol were one of those group at the crest of the wave that engulfed us. Be it the visual style Banks and company demonstrated or those baritone vocals, we were invested completely in the group.
So the news that Interpol are set to release a five-track EP, A Fine Mess, through Matador from May 17th. Stemming from a set of recording sessions the band undertook for Marauder, the release seems to act as a time capsule of their experiences recording with David Friedman in upstate New York.
The EP promises to continue on from “the visceral and contagious energy set loose with Marauder.” Which can be evidence through the release of singles “Fine Mess” and their latest single, “The Weekend” – which you can watch/listen to below.
The group make their return to the European festival circuit this year, with dates at Glastonbury, Primavera, All Points East and a clutch of headline performances with Sunflower Bean, Foals and Pixx. Details over here at Interpol’s website.