Interpol have announced ‘Interpolations’, a project to be released over the coming months, which sees songs from the band’s latest album, ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, reworked by a group of artists encompassing Daniel Avery, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Jesu and Water From Your Eyes. The first installment of the series is released today, with Makaya McCraven’s interpolation of “Big Shot City”. Listen HERE.

In addition, a mini documentary by photographer and frequent collaborator Atiba Jefferson, filmed during the band’s recording of ‘The Other Side Of Make Believe’, sees its first wide release today, following its initial debut as part of the Big Shot City album release event in LA. Watch Interpol – Making ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’ Directed by Atiba Jefferson HERE.

In a statement on the ‘Interpolations’ project, the band said:

“We are proud to unveil the ‘Interpolations’ project, a collaborative series wherein 5 talented artists were invited to reimagine tracks from our latest album, The Other Side Of Make-Believe – and the results are truly inspired.

From the Latin drum and bass rhythms applied to “Big Shot City” by Makaya McCraven to the esoteric and propulsive soundscape created by Water From Your Eyes for “Something Changed, “Interpolations is an exotic journey that reframes our songs and joins them to the vision of talented artists we admire.

Daniel Avery completely strips “Greenwich” down to only a few of its component parts – allowing Juliet Seger’s angelic backing vocal to float hypnotically over driving electronic currents.

And the reimaginings of “Passenger” and “Toni” by Jeff Parker and Jesu respectively round out this collection with flare, with recontextualized arrangements underlining and often deepening the emotion, drama and excitement of the originals.

We are so excited that such a great collection of artists were able to connect with our music and we hope these songs connect with you.”

Interpol will perform as one of the headliners of Somerset House Summer Series 2023 on July10th. The band also play a run of UK headline shows in May, June and July, including appearances in Brighton, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol, andLiverpool. Support will come from fellow Matador label mates and ‘Interpolations’ collaborators Water From Your Eyes. Spring and summer will see Interpol at the top of a number of festival bills, including Corona Capital (Mexico), Outside Lands (USA), Best Kept Secret (NL), Sideways (Finland), Rock Werchter (Belgium), Low Festival (Spain), as well as taking their classic second album “Antics” as a one off show to headline Days Off Festival at the Philharmonie de Paris (France). Interpol released their 7th album, “The Other Side Of Make-Believe”, in July 2022 to critical acclaim. MOJO called the album “quietly masterful”, Clash hailed it as “some of the boldest, most uncompromising work of their career”,and NME described it as “a confident, rewarding and subtly adventurous new chapter”.
LIVE DATES18 May – Monterrey, Pabellon, Mexico20 May – Juarez, Tecate SupremoFestival, Mexico21 May – Guadalajara, Corona Capital,Mexico27 May – Walton Upon Trent, Bearded Theory, UK28 May – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK29 May – O2 Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK31 May – O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK1 June – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol,UK4 June – Usina Festival, Luxembourg, Luxembourg6 June – Studio, Krakow, Poland7 June – Klub Stodoła, Warsaw, Poland8-10 June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland10 June – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands15 June – Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik, Germany16 June – Lido Sounds, Linz, Austria16-18 June – Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg, Germany16-18 June – Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, Germany20 June – Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania21 June – Park Centre Junak, Sofia, Bulgaria23 June – 2023 Release Athens, Athens, Greece24 June – I Days Coca-Cola, Milan, Italy26 June – Turin, Officine Grandi Riparazioni, ItalyJune 28 – Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome, Italy30 June – Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 July – Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium5 July – Days Off, Paris, France7 July – Beauregard Festival,Normandy, France9 July – Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool, UK10 July – Somerset House, London, UK SOLD OUT18 July – Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland20 July – MoM Sport, Budapest, Hungary22 July – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic24 July – Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, Turkey28 July – 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm, Spain11 August – Outside Lands, SF, USA13 August – Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM, USA *15 August – Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, TX, USA *16 August – Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR,USA *17 August – The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville, AL, USA *19 August – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL, USA *20 August – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL, USA *22 August – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *24 August – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *25 August – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH, USA *30 August – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA *31 August – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, USA *2 September – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON, USA *3 September – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada *6 September – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, USA *8 September – FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin, TN, USA *9 September – Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville,IN, USA * * with The Smashing Pumpkins

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