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Stage times please!
in Leeds last night. Excellent set all round actually bar Daniel Kessler messing up the start to 'Lights' and a couple of bum notes here and there from the new bass player. Paul Banks vocals were particularly flawless throughout.
haven't seen them since TOTBL. am assuming they'll be on 9P, approx. Matthew Dear supporting.
very excited, haven't seen them in ages, had to miss the Brixton gigs before Christmas...
According to the venue website (http://www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk/event/25449/interpol-tickets), Matthew Dear is on at 8pm and Interpol at 9.15pm......
I saw one of the Brixton shows, thought they were great. Lights live is the best of the new tracks bar far, but they played a good mixed set. Hoping for NYC, The New and Lighthouse.
Any good pubs near by that i might no know about, all of them look garish whenever i'm up there.
We also got 'Say Hello..', 'Hands Away' and 'Obstacle 1' from TOTBL, and 'Evil', 'Narc', Take You On A Cruise', 'Length Of Love', 'Slow Hands' and 'Cmere' from Antics among others.
Saw them at Brixton a few months ago too - they're such a stupidly incredible live band.
Lights is probably my live highlight of the last 12 months
What a back catalogue they have to play through.
I thought the venue worked well for them, crowd was on good form, sounds was good, well worth seeing them twice in such quick succession.
loved it when they were detuning their guitars!
To be completely honest i'm not that familiar with it. Sounded great in their set though.
What did you think of the new bass player?
really tight from what i remember and played all the big baseline flawlessly.
I did feel tunes speeding up as they progressed but tbh I liked it. The crowd reacted well to the heaviness throughout.
he doesn't really fit with the band aesthetic though, but who cares when the baselines are on the money.
but definitely improved throughout the set. I agree with you that he doesn't fit in with the band's aesthetic but I can forgive that if it means songs like Specialist, The New and Untitled remain staples of the live set from now until Primavera!
But gutted I didn't go now knowing they did so much old stuff.
or have they become a lot heavier live than they were a few years ago (ie around the time of Antics)?
than back in Dec at the Brixton gig.
I am sure I read an interview on their site, saying they intended to ramp it up as the tour progressed (there is a slight chance I have made this up though...)
I couldn't fault the gig at all really, except that the big 'wall of sound' you usually get with Interpol wasn't really there last night....
New bass player was fine, but the pa sound was shitty for the first few songs where we were standing (stalls, stage right) and it wasn't until Heinrich Maneuver that I thought it was sounding really good - maybe this was just me though.
Daniel is always a joy to watch and Paul is looking a bit David Beckham-like these days...........
It's just the haircut really.
I saw them in Bournemouth last week and at She Bu last night (and Brixton last year, which was my first Interpol gig). I cannot fault thier performance on any of those 3.
I quite like the fact they don't say a massive amount and avoid rattling through the normal cheesy banter, and they've always seemed quite humbled at the response they've got. I thought the new bass player did fine, especially given the fact that he's not just taken over from any bass player let's not forget!
Only bugbear last night were the absolute morons behind me screaming down my ear at the end of each song, and the same when the band launched into a new number.
They didn't play anything newer than the tracks off the new S/T album
Am I right?